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Ikh Nart: An Archaeological Treasure Trove- Blake Epstein

By |2018-01-16T01:13:14+00:00January 15th, 2018|Field Notes|

Mongolia Field Note #12- author Blake Epstein The Ikh Nart Nature Preserve contains a vast array of archaeological sites and artifacts spanning more than 9,000 years of the human history. It is a 66,000-hectare preserve, founded in 1996 and located in Dornogobi Aimag (East Gobi Province) of Mongolia. Ikh Nart consists of semi-desert and grassland [...]

Linguistic Landscape Research: Ulaanbaatar – Phillip Marzluf

By |2017-12-07T17:26:45+00:00December 7th, 2017|Field Notes|

English only sign in the center of Ulaanbaatar. (Photo by Phillip Marzluf) Mongolia Field Note #11 - author Phillip Marzluf Linguistic landscape research examines all of the written materials that are publicly accessible to people in their daily lives. Rather than looking at books, poems, textbooks, or students’ writing, linguistic landscape researchers are interested in [...]

Amur Falcon nesting ecology: a case-study in land-use practices, climate change, and protected areas in central Mongolia – Ryan C. Burner

By |2017-09-25T22:47:42+00:00September 25th, 2017|Field Notes|

Studying the nesting ecology of the Amur Falcon alongside herds of Takhi, the Mongolia wild horse. Photo credit: Gombobaatar Sundev. Mongolia Field note #10, author: Ryan C. Burner Mongolia, due to its diversity of habitats and elevations and its key location along central Asian migratory routes, is home to a wide variety of [...]

Ulaanbaatar Studies and the Pursuit of Knowledge in the City Streets – Paweł Szczap

By |2017-08-31T22:31:02+00:00August 31st, 2017|Field Notes|

Mongolia Field note #9, author: Paweł Szczap Home to roughly half of the population of Mongolia, the capital of the country – Ulaanbaatar – in many ways remains a curious case. This once nomadic, monastic encampment experienced drastic changes during the 20th century. Under communist rule concrete buildings took the place of wooden temples forming a [...]

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

By |2016-12-09T12:38:08+00:00December 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 |2016-11-23T15:05:34+00:00November 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 [...]

Gaming Addiction and Homeless Youth in Mongolia – Scott Parker

By |2016-11-23T15:05:35+00:00October 12th, 2016|Field Notes|

Mongolia Field Note #5, author: Scott Parker Photo courtesy Scott Parker One of the societal costs of Mongolia’s transition from a communist to a free market economy in the 1990’s was a new lower class that could no longer provide for their children. Hundreds of these children ended up living on the streets [...]

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 [...]

Breastfeeding across the World: Celebrating Mother’s Milk in Mongolia- Aubrey Menard

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

Mongolia Field Note #2, author: Aubrey Menard In Mongolia, breastfeeding is celebrated rather than stigmatized. A Statue in the National Park showcases a woman feeding twins. (Photo by Aubrey Menarndt) Following a brutally cold winter, the first March day that the temperature broke freezing, Mongolians rejoiced by spending the day outdoors. Young mothers [...]

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