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Seminar – 16 May – Anastasia Piliavsky

May 5th, 2017 by anna.c

ALL WELCOME Tuesday 16  May 2017 4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room Anastasia Piliavsky University of Cambridge Masterhood, hierarchy and political responsibility in North India’s democratic politics Idioms of masterhood, patronage and kingship in India’s popular politics have prompted suggestions that India is not a true representative democracy, where sovereign citizens hold politicians responsible for delivering what they want, but a [...]

Seminar – 2 May – Charlotte Bruckermann

April 27th, 2017 by anna.c

ALL WELCOME Tuesday 2  May 2017 4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room Charlotte Bruckermann Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology The Mistress of the Hearth: female mobility, domestic divinities, and reproductive power in North Central China Anthropological concepts of masterhood and hospitality are particularly elaborated among highly mobile people whose movements put them into constant contact [...]

Lunchtime seminar – 26 April – Tinley Namgyal

April 20th, 2017 by anna.c

A lunchtime seminar will be held in the Mond Building Seminar Room, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF Wednesday 26 April 2017, 12.30–1.30 All welcome Tinley Namgyal Independent Researcher, Tibet Autonomous Region The revival of a Milarepa shrine in Tibet: a first hand account Abandoned during the Cultural Revolution, the holy shrine of Trakar Taso [...]

MIASU and the Centre of Ethnographic Theory Seminar Series – Masterhood, Hospitality and Mobility

April 4th, 2017 by anna.c

The Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU) at Cambridge has partnered with the Centre of Ethnographic Theory (SOAS) for a Seminar series (2016-2017) titled “Masterhood, Hospitality, and Mobility.” The notion of the ‘master/owner’ (Mong. ezen, Tib. bdag) is extraordinarily prevalent across Inner Asia. It appears not only as a multi-scalar idea in social realms, as a [...]

Seminar – 7 March – Uradyn Bulag

February 27th, 2017 by anna.c

ALL WELCOME Tuesday 7  March 2017 4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room Uradyn Bulag University of Cambridge Visible and Invisible ‘Masters’ of Ethnic Regional Autonomy in China China is now bracing itself  for the 70th anniversary of its first provincial level autonomous region, Inner Mongolia, founded on the 1st of May 1947. While there will be [...]