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Lecture: The Illumination of the Mind

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 4:00pm

Brian Baumann, PhD, and gradute of Indiana University's Department of Central Eurasian Studies, will present a lecture on Monday, April 23 entitled "The Illumination of the Mind: An Introduction to a Pre-classical Mongolian Treatise on Salvation."  The focus of Dr. Baumann's lecture, the Oyin-i geyigülügci, is a pre-classical verse treatise on salvation and a masterpiece of Mongolian literature.

Mongolian-American Relations: Past and Present

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 4:00pm

Demberel Ulziibaatar, General Director of the General Archival Authority of Mongolia, will present a lecture on Indiana University - Bloomington's campus on Wednesday, April 18 on the past and ongoing stages of American-Mongolian relations.  A career public servant, teacher, and archivist, Dr. Ulziibaatar will illustrate this history of Mongol-US diplomatic relations with documents pulled from the National Archives of Mongolia. 

Scripts, Smudges, and Static: Materializing a Minority Language of Siberia

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 4:00pm

Kathryn Graber, Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will present a lecture on Monday, April 16, related to her ongoing research on media use and language development in modern Buryatia, Russian Federation. 

This lecture is presented by IU's Departments of Anthrpology, Central Eurasian Studies, and the University's International Studies Program. 

Colonel General Lkhagvasuren Jamyan: Hero of Mongolia

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 7:00pm

Born 16 March 1912 in Bulgan Province, Mongolia, Lkhagvasuren Jamyan rose in the ranks of the Mongolian Army to complete his career as a Colonel General.  A commander during World War II, Jamyan served the Mongolian state then and after, receiving accolades both on the battlefield and during peacetime.  His grandson, Gerelt Chibaatar, will present a talk on 21 March 2012 in honor of Jamyan's centennial and his legacy of service to Mongolia.

Celebration of Mongolian New Year

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 5:00pm

Indiana University's Mongolia Society will host a celebration of Mongolian New Year, Tsagaan Sar, from 5 to 8 PM on February 18, 2012 at the Leo Dowling International Center on North Jordan Avenue. For more information, please email the Mongolian Society at

Lecture: "The Mongolian Government's New Policy on Mongolian Studies"

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:00pm

Indiana University's Mongolia Society and Department of Central Eurasian Studies are proud to sponsor -- and the IAUNRC delighted to welcome -- a lecture by Professor Bat-Ireedui Jantsan, Executive Director of the National University of Mongolia's Institute for Mongolian Studies.  Professor Jantsan will be presenting a paper entitled "The Mongolian Government's New Policy on Mongolian Studies," and will focus his attentions on the interplay in Mongolian politics today between the explotation of natural resources and the ways in which Mongolian history and historical sources are also pu

Lecture: Ulugh Beg and Transoxiana: How Much do the Sources Actually Tell Us?"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 4:00pm

As sponsored by the Denis Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies and welcomed by IAUNRC, Professor Beatrice Forbes Manz of Tufts University will be presenting the annual Yuri Bregel lecture this Wednesday, October 26, at 4:00 PM in Indiana University's Memorial Union.  Professor Manz's talk is entitled "Ulugh Beg and Transoxiana: How much do the sources actually tell us?" and will delve into the historical period and impotance of Shahrukh's son, Ulugh Beg.  Beg was the Renaissance astronomer prince, portrayed as a semi-independent ruler, ignoring his pious father's turn

The Mongolia Society and Permanent International Altaistic Conference

Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 8:30am to Friday, July 15, 2011 - 6:30pm

The Mongolia Society and Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC); SWSEEL students are welcome at open sessions. More information is available at:

Early Buryat Theater and the Drama of Literacy

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The following lecture was given on March 3rd, 2010 by Tristra Newyear, a PhD candidate in the Central Eurasian studies department of Indiana University, Bloomington. Her talk is entitled “Early Buryat Theater and the Drama of Literacy” and was part of the 2009-2010 Central Eurasian Studies Colloquium. The colloquium was sponsored by the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, the Central Eurasian Studies Department and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center.

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