Previous Seminars

2013 – 2014

The Mond Building Seminar Room, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF


Tuesday 15 October

Hanna Havnevik

University of Oslo
New Buddhist temples and “self-made” ritual specialists in contemporary Ulaanbaatar

Tuesday 29 October

Sayana Namsaraeva
& Franck Billé
MIASU, University of Cambridge

Divided communities on the Russia-China border

**This seminar is being held as part of the Festival of Ideas and will be at the following location:

S1, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

Tuesday 12 November

Richard Fraser

MIASU, University of Cambridge

Skill, Social Change and New Technologies in Northern Mongolia

Tuesday 26 November

Johan Elverskog

Southern Methodist University (visiting  Käte-Hamburger Kolleg at Rühr University, Bochum)

What are the ‘Sources of Mongolian Tradition’?


Tuesday 21 January

Astrid Hovden

University of Oslo

Five Hundred Years of Flood Management:
Environmental Adaption Strategies in a Community in the Nepal Himalayas

Tuesday 4 February

Adam Chau

University of Cambridge

Human Organs in Oil Tank Trucks: An Extractology

Tuesday 18 February

Richard Fraser

University of Cambridge

Skill, Social Change and New Technologies in Northern Mongolia

Tuesday 4 March

Urmila Nair


Elision and Imagination: Shifting Monastic Subjectivities in Tibetan Exile

Tuesday 11 March

Christopher Atwood

Indiana University

Imperial Nomadism and Mobile Pastoralism: The State and Mobility in Medieval Inner Asia


Tuesday 29 April

Troy Sternberg

University of Oxford

Desert Boundaries: the Once and Future Gobi

Tuesday 13 May

Benedikte Møller Kristensen

University of Copenhagen

Lawless Lives in the Taiga of Black Powers: Shamanism, Law and Fear among the Duha Tuvinian Reindeer Nomads of Northern Mongolia

Tuesday 27 May

Uranchimeg Ujeed

University of Cambridge

Mix and Match: Integration of Religious Practices among Inner Mongols in Contemporary China

Tuesday 3 June

Agnieszka Helman-Wazny

University of Arizona

Text and texture:  Buddhist Scriptures and Tibetan Papermaking Traditions in Light of New Discoveries

Miasu seminars 2012-13