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 on transnational history, they certainly also include a focus on Mongolia.

The Mongols and the Eurasian Nexus of Global History

Aimed at undergraduate teaching faculty to help them develop curriculum content that focuses on Mongolia and cultural interactions throughout Inner Asia.

Funding: National Endowment for the Humanities
Location: East-West Center, Honolulu, HI, USA
Dates: May 26 – June 27, 2014


Changing Patterns of Power in Historical and Modern Central and Inner Asia

The conference will focus on the role and position of Central and Inner Asia from the 12th century until today by tracing socio-historical systems and long-term historical legacies. Understanding various patterns of power in an historical context, including their meanings, concepts and semantics, their competition, appropriation and exchange, as well as institutions and schemes of redistribution, is vital in this respect.

This Forum stresses the transregional character of communication and exchange of the socio-political concepts and cultures between Central and Inner Asia and other world regions.

Location: Ulaanbaatar, MGL
Dates: August 7-9 , 2014

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 toots
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