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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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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 [...]

“HerderVision”: Bringing audiences closer to the Mongolian experience using 360 video – Peter Bittner

By | 2017-02-13T23:43:13+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Field Notes|

  Setting up a DSLR and 360 video interview with a herder in Bornoor Mongolia Field Note #8, author: Peter Bittner Setting out this summer with support from the ACMS Summer Field Research Fellowship I was eager to shoot 360 video to capture the stories of rural-urban migrants living on the outskirts of [...]

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

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

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

By | 2016-11-23T15:05:35+00:00 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 [...]

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

By | 2016-11-23T15:05:35+00:00 August 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 [...]

Material Culture of the Khashaa: Fence Exigency in Ulaanbaatar’s Ger Districts – Byoern Reichhardt

By | 2016-11-23T15:05:35+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Field Notes|

Mongolia Field Notes #1, author:  Bjoern Reichhardt In the past century, the city of Ulaanbaatar saw itself confronted with vast changes concerning its structure, inhabitants and growth. The present outcome is, a relatively densely populated city that is shaped by an increasing number of tall modern business buildings and apartment complexes in its center, which [...]