Lent Term – Seminar Programme

January 9th, 2020 by anna.c

Please see below for this term’s programme which begins on Tuesday January 28th 2020.

Research Seminars are held in the Mond Building Seminar Room, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF from 4.30–6.00

LENT 2020




Visiting Scholars – Lent Term 2020

January 7th, 2020 by anna.c

Lent Term 2020

We welcome the following visiting scholars this term –

September 2019 – September 2021: Zhou Yong, University of Oslo, working on his postdoctoral research:
Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) and Natural Resources Exploitation: Institutionalizing Indigenous Peoples´ Rights in China” funded by the Research Council of Norway

November 2019 – November 2020: Burenjargal,  visiting scholar from the Inner Mongolia University, researching his topic:
‘A study of non-animal husbandry occupation of the pastoral areas of Inner Mongolia grasslands by industrialization and urbanisation’  funded by the Inner Mongolia University

November 2019 – MIASU members visit Shanghai International Studies University

November 22nd, 2019 by anna.c

Prof. Caroline Humphrey and Dr Sayana Namsaraeva recently visited the Shanghai International Studies University and its Eurasian Studies Unit.

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to joint research and scientific co-operation in the field of Inner Asian Studies. During the visit to SISU, Prof. Caroline Humphrey was granted a honorary professorship and contributed two lectures on:

“Territories of Advanced Social and Economic Development in the Russian Far East (TAD) and Prospects for Chinese Investment”  and “The Story of the Jade Trade between Russia and China”.

MIASU Research Associate Dr Sayana Namsaraeva also presented two lectures for students of the Eurasian Studies Unit: “Déjà vu of Distrust in the Sino-Russian Borderlands” and “Border Language: Chinese Pidgin Russian with a Mongolian ‘Accent’.

It was nice to meet once again friends of MIASU Dr Chen Xiangjun (from  School of Ethnology and Sociology South-Central  University for Nationalities (Wuhan) and Prof Naranbilig ( 日碧力戈 Institute of Advanced Study in Social Sciences Fudan University), who were  MIASU visiting scholars at various years and came to SISU to greet Prof. Caroline Humphrey on this occasion.


CANCELLED: Seminar – 26 November – Agnieszka Joniak–Lüthi & Thomas White

November 14th, 2019 by anna.c

There will be NO MIASU SEMINAR on Tuesday November 26 as it has been cancelled due to strike action. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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 register.

Please see further details here