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Call for Posters and Displays for ACMS 15th Annual Meeting, Toronto, March 17th 2017

By | January 23rd, 2017|News, Opportunities|

Mongolia Poster Session The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is organizing a poster session and cultural program for Friday, March 17, 2017, 7:30-9:30pm at the Sheraton Centre Hotel (123 Queen Street West, Toronto), Provincial Ballroom South, in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies' annual meeting and the ACMS annual meeting (which will immediately [...]

Mongol Music Archive: Capturing everyday uses of traditional music in the daily lives of Mongolian herders – Dimitri Staszewski

By | December 9th, 2016|Field Notes|

Mongolia Field Note #7, author: Dimitri Staszewski Coming to Mongolia for the first time in 2013 I met and interviewed a nomadic herder named Tsevengdorj. Talking about how he used music in his daily life he asked, half perplexed, why I didn’t just come back the next day to record him singing to his herd—something [...]

Language and Learning: What, and How, to Learn from One Another through International Research Collaboration in Mongolia – Marissa J. Smith

By | November 4th, 2016|Field Notes|

Mongolia Field Note #6, author: Marissa J. Smith, PhD  Since 1991, the diversity of researchers in terms of nationality working in Mongolia and with Mongolians has greatly increased. However, Mongolia was also the scene of research projects involving international collaboration long before the 1990s, and home to a complex system of academic institutions organizing particular [...]

Recently acquired books for the ACMS library, October 2016

By | October 25th, 2016|ACMS library|

Altangerel, B. Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit. Trans-continental Neighbours: Volume 1: A documentary history of Mongolia-UK relations (Institute of International Studies, M.A.S, 2013) Brox, Trine and Ildiko Beller-Hannn (eds). On the Fringes of the Harmonius Society: Tibetans and Uyghurs in Socialist China (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Studies in Asian Topics, no. 53 - [...]

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

By | September 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 | September 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 | September 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 | September 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 [...]