2013-2014 IAAS Lecture Series

October 2, 2013
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Devon Dear, IAAS Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
"Do States Dream of Paper Sheep? Making state and economy in a Russian - Chinese borderland, 1850 - 1911."
I-2 pm - CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street


October 23, 2013
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Oyunbilig Borjigidai (Wuyunbilige Boerzhijin), School of Chinese Classics and Director, Center for Manchu Studies, Renmin University of China
"The Torghut Khanate and Tibet on the Basis of Manchu Archives from 1732."
I-2 pm - CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street


November 6, 2013
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Xin Wen, IAAS Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
"When the Khotanese King was a Chinese Emperor:
Manuscript Culture and State Ideology on the 10th Century Silk Road"

I-2 pm - CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

November 13, 2013
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Weirong Shen, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, Renmin University of China, Beijing
"A Recently Discovered Early Chinese Biography of Pelden Tashi (14th-15th c.), a Tibetan Lama from Amdo"
I-2 pm - CGIS Knafel: K262, 1737 Cambridge Street

December 4 , 2013
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Zhan Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
"Glimpses and Gleanings:  Social and Economic Life in Eighth-Century Khotan"
1-2pm - CGIS S-250 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street 

December 15, 2013
Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies (www.acansrs.org)
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Inner Asian & Altaic Studies,
"ACANSRS’s 3rd Annual Music of the Silk Road"
Sunday, December 15, 2013
3 - 5 pm (Free Admission)
Yenching Auditorium, Harvard University
2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Iranian Music
Nima Janmohammadi (setar & other instruments) & Tareq Rantisi (drum)Turkish & Armenian Music
Mehmet Sanlikol (voice, oud, ney) & Mal Barsamian (clarinet, oud)
Indian Music
Warren Senders (voice), Vijaya Sundaram (tamboura), & Amit Kavthekar (tabla – drum)
Japanese Music
Sumie Kaneko (shamisen) & Isaku Kageyama (taiko drum)
Free admission with pre-registration via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silk-road-music-concert-iii-tickets-9413192...
Donations welcome.

February 5, 2014 -this lecture is rescheduled for February 12, 2014
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Leonard van der Kuijp, Departments of South Asian Studies and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
"The Mongol Conquest of Tibet Revisited"
1-2pm - CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

February 12, 2014
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Leonard van der Kuijp, Departments of South Asian Studies and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
"The Mongol Conquest of Tibet Revisited"
1-2pm - CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

March 10, 2014
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Dr. Barbara Gerke, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
"The social life of tsotel: medicinal processing of mercury in contemporary Tibetan medicine"
1-2pm - CGIS-S153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

March 26, 2014
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Dr. Enze Han, Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London
“Contestation and Adaptation:  The Politics of National Identity in China”
1-2pm - CGIS-S153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

April 2, 2014
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Sirojiddin Juraev, National Conservatory of Music, Dushanbe Tajikistan
"Sirojiddin Juraev, master of the dutar and tambur: a demonstration."
4:00 pm - CGIS S-020 South Building 1730 Cambridge Street

April 16, 2014
The Frye Memorial Lecture
Nicholas Sims-Williams, Professor of Iranian and Central Asian Studies, SOAS, University of London
"Afghanistan before Islam: The Bactrian documents as a historical source"
4:00 pm - CGIS S-010  Tsai Auditorium, South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street