Mongolian Studies Websites

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The following electronic resources may be of use to the ACMS community (links current as of 30 August 2015):

Introductory Mongolian Language Lessons by Brian White: This website hosts easily accessible, free, high quality resources that anyone can use to become a proficient speaker of the Mongolian Language

Intermediate Reading and Listening Modules: Created by the Indiana University Bloomington Center for Languages, these modules are content based lessons that use authentic materials to create opportunities for students to practice their communication in reading, writing, listening, and in some cases speaking, also. The modules are typically designed to work in conjunction with a classroom curriculum and/or textbook, however, they are also valuable learning resources independent of outside instruction as well.

Mongolian Language and Culture Resources from the University of Iowa: A repository of Mongolian dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammar books, online course materials and more from the University of Iowa.

Documentation of Mongolian Monasteries: This website is “a database of the location and condition of Buddhist temple and monastery sites in Mongolia at the beginning of 20th century that could be found in the main survey period of summer of 2007.” The site includes maps, photographs, and oral histories.

Emerging Subjects of the New Economy Blog: Part of a 5-year project composed of social scientists based in the UK and in Mongolia, explores the kinds of subjects, activities, and environments emerging out of the rapid growth, and now increasing slowdown of the Mongolian economy.

University of Cambridge “Oral History of Twentieth Century Mongolia”: This is an archive of more than 600 interviews that has been collected, transcribed, and translated at the University of Cambridge. There are more than 600 interviews online, and the materials are keyword searchable.

Endangered Archives Programme of the British Library: There are currently five subsections of East Asia devoted to Mongolia-related topics. Some of them are photos of documents, and some are early images of Mongolia. Topics include:
Preservation of rare periodical publications in Mongolia
The Treasures of Danzan Ravjaa
Preservation through digitisation of the Tangut collection at the Institute of Oriental Studies
Preservation through digitisation of rare photographic negatives from Mongolia
Digitising 19th and early 20th century Buddhist manuscripts from Dambadarjaa Monastery

Mongolian Studies Facebook Group: A public place for sharing articles and videos, calls for papers for journals and conferences, solicitations for research assistance, and other announcements of interest to those of us who study contemporary and historical Mongolia and Mongolian things from an academic perspective. The preference is to post in English or Mongolian, but all languages are welcome. Likewise, we invite members of all academic disciplines to join: history, anthropology, biology, archeology, ethnomusicology, religious studies, linguistics, environmental studies, etc.

Mongolia and Lake Hovsgol GIS Data Repository
ACMS 2014 Summer Research Fellow Chris Free has put together a repository of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) data from his research in Mongolia and more specifically at Lake Hovsgol.  Check it out via his website:
Mongolia GIS data:
Lake Hovsgol GIS data:

Dissertation Reviews now includes a section on Inner and Central Asia: http://dissertationrev

Asian Highlands Research Network

[AH-RN] is a scholarly discussion group associated with the journal Asian Highlands Perspectives. This group focuses on the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding regions, including the Southeast Asian Massif, Himalayan Massif, the Extended Eastern Himalayas, the Mongolian Plateau, and other contiguous areas. We aim to promote exploration of cross-regional commonalities in history, culture, language, and socio-political context not served by current academic forums. AH-RN will be of interest to Sinologists, Tibetologists, Mongolists, and South and Southeast Asianists. We welcome group members to share information about events and publications related to the study of the Asian Highlands. Services: timely and exclusive reviews of new books in the field; semi-regular roundup of new open access publications; announcements of new publications from Asian Highlands Perspectives. AH-RN is a private group. To join, please contact: Gerald.Roche[at] For more on Asian Highlands Perspectives: hlandsperspectives

The Dukha Ethnoarchaeological Project: The primary goal of the Dukha Ethnoarchaeological Project is the development of spatial theory of human behavior for application to archaeological problems. Visit the website at: .

Asian Politics and History Association: Asian Politics and History Association is a non-political, non-profit academic society organized by scholars of Asian studies. Established in 2011 in Hong Kong, APHA currently has members from Asian-Pacific, European and North American countries. APHA supports the Journal of Asian Politics & History, an academic journal published twice a year beginning in October 2012. Visit the website at:

Juniper: Online Database for Mongolian and Siberian Studies. This new French scientific tool is created at the initiative of the Centre for Mongolian and Siberian EPHE. It aims to bring together texts (native), images and multimedia on the peoples of Mongolia and Siberia. Several galleries of images are presented, including collections of old prints and a new series of old photographs of the Tuvan National Museum. Sheets populations gather essential information and links to documents relating to the peoples of Northern Asia. Subject files (kinship, Personalia, shamanism and soon others) allow you to browse the data according to thematic itineraries. The bibliography contains references to books and articles, some of which have been digitized and can be downloaded for researchers. Visit: www.base-

Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA): Recently the University of New Mexico Library officially announced the launch of the new, upgraded Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA). The ornithological community is once again indebted to the UNM library for investing in the open access distribution of our historical ornithological literature. SORA has been moved to a new platform that will allow the resource to grow and expand over time. Many of the SORA journal titles have been updated with additional articles, and a new ornithological title has been added to the site. SORA now offers a number of new features for users and provides tools for journal publishers to update the SORA repository directly, with little or no technical support. All of these improvements have been needed for some time, and the UNM Libraries SORA team appreciates your collective patience; it has taken over a year to convert the entire SORA article holdings and prepare the new site for production. A number of ongoing improvements are still in the works for 2014, and as with any major system upgrade, there are a countless number of small details that still require attention. The new URL to the site is

The Mongolist is a website dedicated to sharing knowledge about Mongolian politics, business, and society. The website is an ever growing resource built on data and information collected on the Internet and in Mongolia. The aim of this website is to make understanding the complexity of the rapid social and economic change occurring in Mongolia not only accessible but also rewarding. The underlying principle guiding the development of all content on this website is evidence based investigation. Whenever possible, opinion, conjecture, and pure guesswork are replaced with facts, data, and extrapolation. And, when this is not possible, opinion, conjecture, and pure guesswork are advertised as such. Visit:

Education About Asia (EAA) has become an essential resource for teachers dealing with Asian themes or topics; both in the broad trans-continental and regional contexts. Conceived as a publication for K-12 faculty, it has in fact proved to be extremely helpful for higher education faculty seeking insights on many subjects. The Asian Studies outreach activities of many colleges and universities have greatly benefited from EAA materials. Register (for free) to access approximately 900 articles from all thirty-seven back issues from 1996-2008: and subscribe to the Print Edition at Subscriptions.htm.

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center: Indiana University’s IAUNRC has updated its website to include not only its regular newsletters but podcasts, lecture videos, teaching resources and more:

Mongolia Focus (formerly “Mongolia Today”): “This blog is an attempt by three avid Mongolia watchers to share their observations about current developments in Mongolia.” By Julian Dierkes and Dalaibulanii Byambajav, social scientists at the University of British Columbia, this blog mostly follows Mongolian politics and the mining sector. Visit:

Mongolian Tree-Ring Project: This website summarizes some of the data collected by teams of Mongolian and American researchers led by Dr. Gordon Jacoby of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, in Palisades, New York, USA.

Mongolian Literary Internet Site: Another electronic library on the internet that has been operating since March 2004. The site was designed by Mr. T. Batbaatar, a Mongolian who runs it in his spare time.

The Indo-Mongolian Society of New York has created a Mongolian history and culture website offering on-line resources for a range of information about Mongolia, Mongol history and related topics:

Central Asian Language Learning Materials – Mongolian: The Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) has developed online, web-based reading and listening materials for Mongolian and Pashto languages, and has placed them on their website alongside the Uyghur and Tajik materials.

Lingua Mongolia:
A beautifully designed site aimed at assisting people in learning how to read and write Mongol script, the vertical script of traditional Mongolia.

Lonely Planet Guide Mongolia: The definitive tourist guide to Mongolia. Written by Michael Kohn.

Interactive Map of Ulaanbaatar: The Go-go internet portal offers an interactive map of Ulaanbaatar which allows users to search for businesses, educational institutions, health organizations, and apartment districts in the city. In addition, users may measure distances between points.

Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies:
This is a semesterly publication devoted to the armed forces and power ministries in post-Soviet societies. It is a multi-disciplinary journal that addresses issues across a broad field of disciplines in human and social sciences.

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