Entries Tagged as 'News'

New Reading Group – Sovereignty, Governance and Environment

November 5th, 2019 by anna.c

We are pleased to announce the launch of another MIASU reading group which will take place twice termly for for this academic year. The michaelmas sessions will take place on Thursdays 14th and 28th November at 5pm-6pm in the Mond Building Seminar room, Free School Lane. All are welcome, and there is no need to […]

Visiting Scholars – Michaelmas Term 2019

September 26th, 2019 by anna.c

Michaelmas Term 2019 We welcome the following visiting scholars this term – January 2018 – December 2019: Valeriya Gazizova, post doctoral research associate working on her project: ‘Clandestine Buddhism’ in Soviet Kalmykia (1958-1988) and its role in the post-Soviet Buddhist revival’. The project is funded by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation in Buddhist […]

Visit from the Cultural Envoy of Mongolia and State Epic Storyteller

September 19th, 2019 by anna.c

On Wednesday 18 September the MIASU was delighted to welcome Mongolia’s Cultural Envoy, Unurmaa Janchiv, and State Epic Storyteller, Baatarjav Erdenetsogt. Baatarjav Erdenetsogt is a Mongolian heritage carrier of the legendary tradition of epic storytelling (tuuli) and overtone singer. He plays an ancient wooden flute (tsuur) and lute (tovshuur), which originated from the Altai Mountain […]

Visiting Scholars – Easter Term 2019

April 25th, 2019 by anna.c

Easter Term 2019 We welcome the following visiting scholars this term – January 2018 – December 2019: Valeriya Gazizova, post doctoral research associate working on her project: ‘Clandestine Buddhism’ in Soviet Kalmykia (1958-1988) and its role in the post-Soviet Buddhist revival’. The project is funded by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation in Buddhist […]

Latest Research – Alternative Medicine in Mongolia

January 24th, 2019 by anna.c

  Over the past 8 years, Dr Elizabeth Turk, MIASU Research Associate, Department of Social Anthropology, has been exploring the increased popularity of nature-based and ‘alternative’ medicine in post-Soviet Mongolia. During a time described as ‘disorganised’ (zambaraagui), marked by mineral mining and the ’emptying out’ of rural homelands as people re-locate to the capital city, […]