Category Archives: History

Where did the Conspiracy Conspiracy Come From?

By Julian Dierkes Mongolia is not unique in the presence of conspiracy theories, nor in the presence of events and factors in those events that may lend themselves to conspiracy theories. Yet, in my experience, conspiracy theories have become dominant … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 History Events with Mongolia Focus

A 5-week faculty summer institute on “The Mongols and the Eurasian Nexus of Global History” and a conference on “Changing Patterns of Power in Historical and Modern Central and Inner Asia” have been announced recently. While these include a focus … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Documenting Buddhist Past

There has been a very worthwhile project aiming to document Mongolia’s Buddhist history going on for some years. This is an effort led by scholars, but with a very impressive cultural footprint and organized under the auspices of the competent … Continue reading

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