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 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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ACMS Virtual Speaker Series with Bolor Lkhaajav – The Future of Mongolia’s Foreign Policy: Opportunities and Challenges

When: Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 9:00 a.m. (ULAT) Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 08:00 p.m. (EST) Where: via Zoom Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83929109159?pwd=R2VDdER4TklpZXVnZDY0WjQrRHJNUT09 Meeting ID: 839 2910 9159 Passcode: 187612 About the Presenter: Bolor Lkhaajav is a researcher focusing on international relations, foreign policy, and contemporary national security issues in the Asia-Pacific. She graduated from the University of…

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Tuvan Music – Jan 29 8:00am ET; 1:00pm GMT; 9:00pm ULAT

Title: Tuvan Music (Register here) Date: Jan 29, 8:00am ET; 1:00pm GMT; 9:00pm ULAT The January Virtual Panel Series, which will be held in English, will focus on Tuvan music, and feature panelists from Tuva, Turkey, and UK. The panel will have a guest moderator and three speakers. The panel will have four speakers, one…

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Хоc ёсны сургаалаар бүтсэн Хүрээ хийдийн урлаг

[English below] Хүрээ хийдийн хоc ёсны сургаалаар бүтсэн урлаг соёл Энэхүү илтгэл нь англи, монгол хэл дээр тавигдах бөгөөд оролцогчид 12/29-ний өглөөний 10 цагт доорх холбоосоор орж илтгэлийг шууд үзэх боломжтой: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84132437990… Meeting ID: 841 3243 7990 Passcode: 927450 1639 онд Түшээт ханы хөвгүүн Ишдоржийг Жэбзүндамба хутагтаар тодруулан ширээнд залж шар бөсийн өргөө хот босгосноор…

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The History of the Mongols’ Sedentary Culture (In Mongolian) – 12/18 21:00 цаг (УБ); 13:00 цаг (GMT); 08:00 цаг (EST)

Please note that our VSS programming is changing to alternate between Mongolian and English language hostings every month as part of our larger plan to support more Mongolian scholars. Our December VSS Panel session is planned to be organized in Mongolian, titled “The History of the Mongols’ Sedentary Culture” and the post-event recording will be…

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The History and Scientific Legacy of Roy Chapman Andrews – Nov 19, 6:00pm PST, 9:00pm EST, Nov 20, 10:00am ULAT

Title: The History and Scientific Legacy of Roy Chapman Andrews (Register here) Date: Nov 19, 6:00pm PST; 9:00pm EST; Nov 20, 10:00am ULAT The November Virtual Speaker Series panel will focus on the American explorer, adventurer and naturalist Roy Chapman Andrews, who headed the Central Asiatic Expedition to Mongolia, which made important discoveries and brought the…

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ACMS Speaker Series – Batu Khan: The Man in the Middle (Via Zoom)

The event is free and open to public. Interested participants are asked to join in on Nov 13, 9 pm (ULAT) through the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83464092672?pwd=RVFXRnV2Q0Q5aTczWmUzTENEVUpCdz09 Meeting ID: 834 6409 2672 Passcode: 647181 Synopsis: Batu Khan, the grandson of Chinggis Khan, leads a Campaign in Russia, Hungary and Poland in the 1240s. Europe is…

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Owen Lattimore – Oct 23, 6:00 am (PST) 9:00 am (EST) 2:00 pm (GMT+1) 9:00 pm (ULAT)

Title: Owen Lattimore, the Mongolist (Register here) Date: Oct 23, 6:00am PST; 9:00am EST; 2:00pm GMT+1; 9:00pm ULAT The October Virtual Speaker Series panel session will be on the renowned Mongolist Owen Lattimore, with speakers Dr. Caroline Humphrey, Dr. Judith Nordby, Dr. Saruul-Erdene Myagmar, and Mr. Evan Lattimore, and moderated by Dr. Marissa Smith. Dr. Humphrey will…

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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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