Friday, 14 October 2016

Thunder from the Steppes: New Perspectives on the Mongol Empire

Thunder from the Steppes: New Perspectives on the Mongol Empire

Conference/Symposium | September 29 – 30, 2016 every day | 180 Doe Library

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

Thursday, September 29, 4pm - 6 pm Keynote Address  
Friday, September 30, 9 am - 6 pm

Click on title above for the Conference Website.

The Mongol Empire orients history between Asia and Europe, ancient and modern, rural and urban, settled and nomadic, scientific and faith-based, and soteriological and aristocratic worlds. This conference invites new research on the Mongol empire in an effort to re-situate and re-evaluate the study and the significance of the Mongol empire in a global context. Organized by the UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative.

Speakers include:
Reuven Amitai, Hebrew University of Jeruselem
Christopher Atwood, University of Pennsylvania
Brian Baumann, UC Berkeley
Dashdondog Bayarsaikhan, National University of Mongolia
Michal Biran, Hebrew University of Jeruselem
Bettine Birge, University of Southern California
Nicola Di Cosmo, Institute for Advanced Study
Johan Elverskog, Southern Methodist University
Matthew Mosca, University of Washington
Roxann Prazniak, University of Oregon
Morris Rossabi, Columbia University
Uranchimeg Tsultem, UC Berkeley
Leonard Van Der Kuijp, Harvard University

Welcome, Introductory Presentation and Keynote Address

Contacts, Conflicts, and Transformations

The Role of Religion

Exploring the Empire: Literature, Art, and Documents in the Study of the Mongols

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