Courses

Literature in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Mongolian History

This is a book-club format course, in which we will discuss every week three or four thematically-related stories, and so develop an understanding of the relationship between literature and Mongolian politics and culture over the century since the revolution of 1921. The first live session of the course will be held on October 29, 8:30 […]

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Understanding the human impacts of climate change in Mongolia

This course highlights Mongolians’ lived experiences of climate change and related challenges. Case studies from other regions of the world will also be given for comparative purposes. Course content will draw primarily from research carried out by social scientists. One premise of the course is that scientific measures of climate change, though important, need to […]

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Mongolian Buddhism: Sacred Geography in Munkh Khukh Tengriin Oron

Mongolian Buddhism: Sacred Geography in Munkh Khukh Tengriin Oron

This is a survey course for people interested in geographically situated Mongolian Buddhism and its unique syncretism with local and cosmopolitan entities –from sacred mountains to Karakorum to the Gobi Desert. We will look at the history of Buddhism in Mongolia, focusing primarily on the 1930s religious purges and Buddhism’s return after the fall of […]

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Mining and Environment in Northern Mongolia

Mining and Environment in Northern Mongolia

Led by Mongolian geoscientist Gantulga Bayasgalan, this Field School course focuses on social and environmental knowledge practices on nature and human relations, especially with the emphasis of mining activities in the Northern Mongolian regions. Participants in this program learn from instructors and guest lecturers about not only their goals and concerns, but also their ways […]

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Digitizing Mongolian

Digitizing Mongolian

This eight-session course will promote international interest in and development of the digitization and use of Mongolian language sources by practitioners and researchers in a range of fields and sectors, strengthening participants’ skills in fields of data science, digital humanities, and Mongolian language and culture.

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