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Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation

October 31st, 2014 by admin

Creating a shared resource for the endangered culture of the Kalmyks Almost four centuries ago ancestors of the Kalmyk people trekked across central Asia to form a Buddhist nation on the edge of Europe. Today Kalmyk communities are scattered across Eurasia, with the largest group in the Republic of Kalmykia. A new project will document […]

2 October 2014 – Learning Pathways through Changing Places: Exploring the Global

September 29th, 2014 by admin

Learning Pathways through Changing Places: Exploring the Global Thursday 2nd October, 3pm to 6pm; Nihon Room, Pembroke College: Faculty of Education and Division of Social Anthropology Introduction: Dr Richard Irvine discusses cross-cultural element and initial findings of the pilot study Part 1: UK Hildegard Diemberger discusses the Skype cross-cultural exchange between primary schools in Nepal, […]

Seminar – 3 June – Agnieszka Helman-Wazny

May 23rd, 2014 by admin

ALL WELCOME 4.30 Tuesday 3 June in the Mond Building Seminar Room Agnieszka Helman-Wazny University of Arizona Text and texture:  Buddhist Scriptures and Tibetan Papermaking Traditions in Light of New Discoveries Abstract Tibetans established their own papermaking tradition and created a unique type of paper by using an individual ‘floating’ mould, which is placed on a […]

18 February – Richard Fraser – Seminar TIME CHANGE 3.30

February 14th, 2014 by admin

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE Mond Building Seminar Room 3.30–5.00 Tuesday 18 February All welcome Richard Fraser University of Cambridge Skill, Social Change and New Technologies in Northern Mongolia

Seminar 4 February – Adam Chau

January 30th, 2014 by admin

Mond Building Seminar Room 4.30–6.00 Tuesday 4 February Adam Chau University of Cambridge Human Organs in Oil Tank Trucks: An Extractology Since the 1980s the northern part of Shaanbei (northern Shaanxi Province) and neighbouring areas of Inner Mongolia have been experiencing a huge economic boom, thanks to the discovery and successful extraction of coal, oil […]