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Mongolian New Year Celebration

Date: 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Mongolia Society invites you to celebrate Tsagaan Sar, the Mongolian New Year, with us.

Sponsored by: The Mongolia Society, IUSA, Mongolian Student Association, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, The Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Asian Culture Center, and the Bloomington Mongolian Community.

Learning, Connecting, Recruiting: Building on over sixty years of IU’s Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL)

Each summer, for the past sixty-three years, students from all over the world converge in Bloomington to study over twenty less commonly taught languages offered at the Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL). Founded in 1950, SWSEEL is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in North America and has grown to include Central Eurasian languages such as Dari, Kazakh, Mongolian, Hungarian, Pashto, Tatar, Uyghur, and Uzbek. This year, for the first time, Turkish and Persian were also offered.

Discerning the Words of a Master: Textual criticism and scholarship in the digital age

On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012, Daniel A. Hirshberg, a postdoctoral fellow in Tibetan Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, gave a lecture at the Indiana Memorial Union entitled, “Drawing Honey from Historiography: Analyzing the Oldest Extant Manuscript of the Oldest Extant History of Buddhism in Tibet.”

Thirteenth Annual CESS Conference

Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:00pm to Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 12:00pm

The Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) will be held at Indiana University, hosted by the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center. The program will feature panel and paper topics relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship on Central Eurasia, a geographic domain which extends from the Black Sea and Iranian Plateau to Mongolia and Siberia, including the Caucasus, Crimea, Middle Volga, Afghanistan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Central and Inner Asia.

Lecture: The Illumination of the Mind

Date: 
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 4:00pm

Brian Baumann, PhD, and gradute of Indiana University's Department of Central Eurasian Studies, will present a lecture on Monday, April 23 entitled "The Illumination of the Mind: An Introduction to a Pre-classical Mongolian Treatise on Salvation."  The focus of Dr. Baumann's lecture, the Oyin-i geyigülügci, is a pre-classical verse treatise on salvation and a masterpiece of Mongolian literature.

Mongolian-American Relations: Past and Present

Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 4:00pm

Demberel Ulziibaatar, General Director of the General Archival Authority of Mongolia, will present a lecture on Indiana University - Bloomington's campus on Wednesday, April 18 on the past and ongoing stages of American-Mongolian relations.  A career public servant, teacher, and archivist, Dr. Ulziibaatar will illustrate this history of Mongol-US diplomatic relations with documents pulled from the National Archives of Mongolia. 

Scripts, Smudges, and Static: Materializing a Minority Language of Siberia

Date: 
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 4:00pm

Kathryn Graber, Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will present a lecture on Monday, April 16, related to her ongoing research on media use and language development in modern Buryatia, Russian Federation. 

This lecture is presented by IU's Departments of Anthrpology, Central Eurasian Studies, and the University's International Studies Program. 

Colonel General Lkhagvasuren Jamyan: Hero of Mongolia

Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 7:00pm

Born 16 March 1912 in Bulgan Province, Mongolia, Lkhagvasuren Jamyan rose in the ranks of the Mongolian Army to complete his career as a Colonel General.  A commander during World War II, Jamyan served the Mongolian state then and after, receiving accolades both on the battlefield and during peacetime.  His grandson, Gerelt Chibaatar, will present a talk on 21 March 2012 in honor of Jamyan's centennial and his legacy of service to Mongolia.

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