Monthly Archives: September 2016

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ACMS welcomes Mongolian President Elbegdorj at the University of Pennsylvania campus Sept. 23

By |2016-11-23T15:05:35+00:00September 2nd, 2016|News|

At the recommendation of the ACMS, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj will give a special lecture at the University of Pennsylvania at 4:00pm on Friday, September 23rd, 2016. The University of Pennsylvania houses the ACMS US office, and is an emerging center for Mongolian Studies in North America. ACMS Members and friends can attend the lecture [...]

ACMS US Office hosts 23 summer scholars for a four-week NEH Summer Institute on “Modern Mongolia: Heritage and Tradition Amid Changing Realities”

By |2016-11-23T15:05:35+00:00September 1st, 2016|News|

NEH Summer Institute co-directors Morris Rossabi and David Dettmann with Summer Scholars at Penn's Richard Indiana Love Statue From June 6-July 1st, 2016, the ACMS US Office at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia hosted an NEH-supported summer institute on the theme of Modern Mongolia. 23 university and college educators from around the [...]

ACMS hosts group of University of Pennsylvania students for “A Tale of Two Capitals” program

By |2016-11-23T15:05:35+00:00September 1st, 2016|News|

Penn Student group with co-directors David Dettmann and Mienhwa Chiang and ACMS Resident Director Marc Tasse outside the ACMS office in UB From May 14 to 29, 2016 ACMS US Director David Dettmann and Mienhwa Chiang (Director of the Chinese Language Program, University of Pennsylvania) led a short term study abroad tour for [...]

Investigating Mongolia’s nomadic origins through the study of ancient horse remains – William Taylor

By |2016-11-23T15:05:35+00:00September 1st, 2016|Field Notes|

Mongolia Field Note #4, author: William Taylor Figure 1. Deer stone and small stone mounds containing horse remains – Ikh Tsagaanii Am, Bayankhongor province, central Mongolia The domestication of the horse (E. caballus) was a keystone moment in human history, producing dramatic changes to the way people lived, moved, and interacted in societies [...]

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