Virtual Speaker Series

As our live events have been cancelled due to COVID-19, we have begun offering our Speaker Series virtually.

ACMS Virtual Speaker Series with Pawel Szczap – The Namescape of Ulaanbaatar

When: Thursday, July 22, 2021, 9pm (ULAT) | 1pm (GMT) | 9am EDT | 6am EDT Where: via Zoom. Please join us at the scheduled date and time. Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81639422849?pwd=c0ZHdEdGRVo1QmdpVlczdFJjYS9sQT09 Meeting ID: 816 3942 2849 Passcode: 007612 Abstract: Ulaanbaatar is Mongolia’s biggest urban center. Here, traditional place naming and spatial orientation practices collide with…

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ACMS Virtual Panel Series: “Francis Woodman Cleaves” July 14, 9am EDT; 1pm GMT; 9pm ULAT

Title: Francis Woodman Cleaves (Premieres on ACMS YouTube and Facebook channels) Date: July 14, 6am PDT; 9am EDT; 1pm GMT; 9pm ULAT Our July Virtual Panel is a special episode in celebration of the 110th birth anniversary of the late Mongolist Francis Woodman Cleaves. The presentations of the three speakers were pre-recorded and subtitled in both…

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“Сансар судлал” илтгэл-хэлэлцүүлэг 6/29 21:00 УБ, 12:00 GMT, 08:00 EDT

Please note that our VSS programming is alternating between Mongolian and English every month as part of our larger plan to support more Mongolian scholars. Our June VSS Panel session is planned to be organized in Mongolian, titled “Space science” and the post-event recording will be uploaded with English subtitles.  Нэр: “Сансар судлал” хэлэлцүүлэг (Энд дарж…

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“Монголын газар тариалангийн салбарыг дижиталжуулахуй” 6/24 21:00 цаг (УБ); 09 цаг (EDT)

Please note that our VSS programming is alternating between Mongolian and English every month as part of our larger plan to support more Mongolian scholars. Our June Virtual Speaker Series lecture is planned to be organized in Mongolian, titled “Digitizing the agricultural farming in Mongolia” and the post-event recording will be uploaded with English subtitles. …

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ACMS Virtual Speaker Series with Tim Brookes – The Endangered Alphabets Project: Using Games for Cultural and Linguistic Preservation

When: Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:00 p.m. (ULAT) Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:00 a.m. (EDT) Where: via Zoom Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82184917241?pwd=T2dSalQ1ZlJBUGcrN3p6R1p5c1U3dz09 Meeting ID: 821 8491 7241 Passcode: 126312 Abstract: The Endangered Alphabets Project, a non-profit based in Vermont, USA, is the only organization in the world dedicated to supporting indigenous and minority cultures worldwide whose writing…

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“Хүннү: Эзэнт гүрнийг цогцлоосон нь ба монголчуудын угсаа гаралд эзлэх байр суурь” 4/22 21:00 цаг (УБ); 09 цаг (EDT)

Please note that our VSS programming is alternating between Mongolian and English every month as part of our larger plan to support more Mongolian scholars. Our April Virtual Speaker Series lecture is planned to be organized in Mongolian, titled “Xiongnu: The Empire Building and the Significance in the Ethnic History of Mongols” and the post-event…

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ACMS Virtual Panel Series: “Twentieth-Century Mongolia” Mar 23, 5 PM PDT | 8 PM EDT | Mar 24, 8 AM ULAT

Title: Twentieth-Century Mongolia (Register here) Date: Mar 23, 5:00pm PDT; 8:00pm EDT; Mar 24, 8:00am ULAT The March Virtual Speaker Series panel will focus on the twentieth century Mongolia. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Marissa Smith, and have three speakers presenting on the following topics. “Science in Socialist Mongolia: An Introduction” by Dr. Morris Rossabi…

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ACMS Virtual Speaker Series with Dr. Petya Andreeva – Zoomorphism as elitism: The legacy of Iron-Age steppe design in the Mongol empire

When: Friday, March 19, 2021 9:00 p.m. (ULAT) Friday, March 19, 2021 9:00 a.m. (EDT) Where: via Zoom Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83836764338?pwd=b0NWU29VR0JIdW1ySDNGZFB4K2hVZz09 Meeting ID: 838 3676 4338 Passcode: 363522 Abstract: Numerous pastoral nomadic societies flourished along the Eurasian steppe in the Iron Age. Their shared visual rhetoric was based on highly conceptual zoomorphic designs – counterintuitive, contorted, entwined…

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“Хиймэл оюуны шинжлэх ухаан” илтгэл-хэлэлцүүлэг 2/23 21:00 цаг УБ 13:00 цаг GMT 8:00 цаг EST

Please note that our VSS programming is alternating between Mongolian and English every month as part of our larger plan to support more Mongolian scholars. Our February VSS Panel session is planned to be organized in Mongolian, titled “The Science of AI” and the post-event recording will be uploaded with English subtitles.  Нэр: “Хиймэл оюуны шинжлэх…

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“Монголчуудын түүхэнд холбогдох 13-аас 14-р зууны армян сурвалж” 2/16 10:00 цаг (УБ); 2/15 21:00 цаг (EST)

Please note that our VSS programming is alternating between Mongolian and English every month as part of our larger plan to support more Mongolian scholars. Our February VSS Panel session is planned to be organized in Mongolian, titled “Armenian sources on the Mongols ( 13-14th century)” and the post-event recording will be uploaded with English…

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Mongolian Buddhism in the Modern World

Betsy Quammen, Manlai Chonos, and Marissa Smith

On Attempts to Algorithmize Pastoral Production in Mongolia

Dr. Marissa Smith

30 years after Mongolia's democratic revolution

Dolgion Aldar

Deciphering Dinosaur Growth

Dr. Badamkhatan Zorigt

What is The Future of Mongolia’s Rangelands and Herders?

Daniel Miller

Presenter: Dr. Tsendpurev Tsegmid, Vanjil Art Institute

Title of Presentation: Early Contemporary Art in Post-Soviet Mongolia” Where is Green Horse Galloping now?

Date: November 19, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Gantulga Bayasgalan, Mongolian University of Science and Technology

Title of Presentation: Collaborations between MUST School of Geology and U.S. Universities

Date: December 27, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Batsaikhan Ookhnoi, Mongolian Academy of Sciences

Title of Presentation: Rethinking Mongolian History: Mongolian National Revolution of 1911 and The Last Emperor of Mongolia, VIII Bogdo Jebtsundamba Khutukhtu

Date: October 15, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Ryan Allen, Simon Fraser University

Title of Presentation: Air Pollution, Fetal Growth, and Early Childhood Development | An Update from the UGAAR Study

Date: November 5, 2019

Presenters: Ms. Oyungerel Tsedevdamba and Mr. Jeffrey H. Falt

Title of Presentation: Novel “The Green-Eyed Lama”: English Edition

Date: August 16, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Saruul-Erdene Myagmar

Title of Presentation: What Happened in 1973? Attempts to Open Diplomatic Relations Between Mongolia and the US through Private Memoirs

Date: Sep 12, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Horne, Western Washington University

Title of Presentation: Globalization and Women’s Empowerment in Mongolia

Date: June 18, 2019

Presenter: Brian Goldbeck, U.S. State Department (ret.)

Title of Presentation: President Bush’s 2005 Visit: A Bilateral Relations Milestone

Date: July 24, 2019

Presenter: Bjorn Reichhardt, PhD Student at the Central Asian Seminar of Humboldt University of Berlin

Title of Presentation: Down the Road: Contested Infrastructures of Development, Tourism, and Pastoral Dairying

Date: May 7, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Lander, Lecturer in Law at De Montfort University of Leicester (UK)

Title of Presentation: “The State has forgotten its reason for being”? A socio-legal analysis of extractive development and state transformation in Mongolia

Date: June 12, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Enkh-Amgalan A, Center for Policy Research

Title of Presentation: Building Sustainable Livelihoods for Herders

Date: April 2, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Timothy May, University of North Georgia

Speaker: Christian Sorace, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado College

Title of Presentation: Desiring the City: Cinema and Ideology in Socialist Mongolia

Date: March 5, 2019

Title of Presentation: Military Integration in Mongol Warfare: The development of Combined Arms Warfare in the Mongol Empire

Date: April 10, 2019

Presenter: Kristen Pearson | Fulbright Fellow at the Mongolian National Museum

Title of Presentation: Objects in an Ecosystem: The Ethnoarchaeology of Mongolian Hide and Fiber Crafts

Date: December 18, 2018

Presenter: Bayarsaikhan Jamsranjav, PhD, head of the Research Center at the National Museum of Mongolia

Title of Presentation: First Migration East to West: Conflict Between Two Major Cultures of the Mongolian Late Bronze Age

Date: November 20, 2018

Speakers: Dr. Ariell Ahearn, Mr. Stephen Lezak, and Mr. Byambabaatar Ichinkhorloo

Title of Presentation: Introducing the Gobi Framework Project: Mediation Model for Sustainable Infrastructure Development’

Date: December 18, 2018

Presenter: Thalea Stokes | University of Chicago

Title of Presentation: Hip Hop Scene Among Mongols in Mongolia and China: Witnessing the Development of a New Tradition throughout the Mongolian Diaspora

Date: October 22, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Agnes Birtalan | Eötvös Loránd University

Title of Presentation: Black and Yellow Shamans in Mongolia in the 1990’s (On the Basis of Field Research Among the Darkhats and Oirats)

Date: November 6, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Bryan Miller | University of Oxford

Title of Presentation: In Search of “Commoners” in the Xiongnu Empire

Date: September 19, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Chantsallkham Jamsranjav

Title of Presentation: Herders’ indicators and ratings predict rangeland conditions in three Mongolian ecological zones

Date: October 2, 2018

Presenter: Dr. William Taylor | Postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany

Title of Presentation: Recovering Mongolia’s Frozen Past: Understanding Taiga and Alpine Prehistory

Date: August 21, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Bristley | Affiliate researcher, UCL Anthropology’s ‘Emerging Subjects’ project

Title of Presentation: The ‘festival of forty thousand horses’: number and value in the Mongolian countryside

Date: September 4, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Julia Clark | The founder of NOMAD Science, an Associate Director for Bioregions

Title of Presentation: Looting and Climate Change Threats to Mongolian Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Date: June 5, 2018

Presenter: Sanchir Jargalsaikhan | Political scientist, activist, and development policy specialist

Title of Presentation: Environmental Governance in Mongolia: Challenges and Prospects

Date: June 19, 2018

Presenter: Kim Dupont-Madinier | Fulbright Research Fellowship

Title of Presentation: Energy Efficient Gers for the Ger Districts

Date: May 8, 2018

Presenter: Jonathan Addleton| Executive Director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies | Former U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia

Title of Presentation: Mongolia and the United States: First 150 years

Date: May 22, 2018

Presenter: Petya Andreeva | PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department

Title of Presentation: Fantastic Beasts on the Eurasian Steppes: The Politics of Burial Regalia in Iron Age Funerary Art along the Mongolian steppes and further west

Date: March 6, 2018

Presenter: Sam Bass | PhD candidate in History and Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University

Title of Presentation: The Bound Steppe: Notes on Enslavement in Qing Mongolia

Date: April 17, 2018

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