Summer 2020 Field Schools

By Marissa J. Smith

Interested in educational travel to Mongolia this summer? We will be holding a webinar about field schools Wednesday, February 5, at 4 PM Pacific Time/Thursday, February 6, at 8 AM in Ulaanbaatar.

The American Center for Mongolian Studies is currently accepting applications for seven field school programs. The programs, organized by experienced researchers including Mongolia Focus contributor Marissa Smith, cover a range of topics, including environment, mining, pastoralism, Buddhism, music, and literature. Each of the programs will also take participants to one of several regions of Mongolia, including Lake Khuvsgul, the Gobi Desert, and the Khentii Mountains. The length of time in field will be up to two weeks, with a few additional days of programming in Ulaanbaatar.

Full details of the program are on the ACMS website.

The priority deadline for application is coming up on March 1, and the final deadline will be April 30. A significant amount of fellowship support is available, and applications received by March 1 will have priority consideration for fellowship awards and placement in the field school concentration area of their choice.

About Julian Dierkes

Julian Dierkes is a sociologist by training (PhD Princeton Univ) and a Mongolist by choice and passion since around 2005. He teaches in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He tweets @jdierkes
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