2015-2016 IAAS Lecture Series

Monday, October 5, 2015
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Gray Tuttle – Modern Tibetan Studies, East Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
“Patterns in the Spread of the Incarnation Institution in Tibet”
1-2 pm- CGIS S-050 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Dr. Dittmar Schorkowitz - Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Dept: Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia
“Dealing with Nationalities: How Russian and Chinese Agencies Managed Ethnic Diversity in the 17th to 20th Centuries”
1-2 pm- CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Dr. Paolo Sartori- Institute of Iranian Studies, Vienna
“Into the Archive: Information, Writing, and the Meanings of Knowledge in 19th- Century Khorezm”
1-2 pm- CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Erdenchuluu Khohchahar - Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University, Japan
"Legalized Social Status: A History of Social Stratification in Mongolia"
I-2 pm- CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Sunday, December 6, 2015
Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies
Co-sponsored by Inner Asian & Altaic Studies
ACANSRS’s 4th Annual Music of the Silk Road
3 - 5 pm, Yenching Auditorium, Harvard University
2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Dr. David Brophy, RSEA '05, IAAS '11 –  Department of History, the University of Sydney
 “Who was Shami Damolla? Pan-Islamism and the Muslims of Xinjiang”
I-2 pm- CGIS S-153 South Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Kaie Mochizuki - Minobusan University
"On the Tantric Works attributed to Aśvaghoṣa with reference to Dīpaṃkaraśrījñāna"
I-2 pm- CGIS S-153 South Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Friday, March 4 - Sunday, March 6, 2016
Conference on Music of South, Central and West Asia
(co-sponsored by the following: South Asia Institute, Department of Music, Department of South Asian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Asia Center, Islam in Asia Program, Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies)
CGIS S-010 South Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Monday, March 21, 2016
ACANSRS Annual Silk Road Lecture 2016 at Boston University
The Persian and Afghan Romance of Alexander the Great : Part I, the Conqueror
Dr. Michael Barry (Princeton University)
6 to 8pm Trustee Ballroom (John & Kathryn Silber Admin. Center), Boston University, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02215
Free with Eventbrite registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-persian-and-afghan-romance-of-alexander...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 
ACANSRS Annual Silk Road Lecture 2016 
The Persian and Afghan Romance of Alexander the Great: Part II, the Seeker
6-7:30pm  CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Rm, S020, 1730 Cambridge, MA 02138
http://cmes.fas.harvard.edu/event/persian-and-afghan-romance-alexander-g....

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - CANCELED!
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Rahile Dawut - Minorities Folklore Research Center, Xinjiang University, China
“Mapping the Sacred Landscape: Uighur Mazars in Xinjiang”
1-2 pm- CGIS S-153 South Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Monday, April 18, 2016
Frye Memorial Lecture
Prof. Christopher Beckwith - Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University
“The Scythians, the Medes, and Cyrus the Great”
5:00pm, Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue, Harvard University

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Ulrich Timme Kragh, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
"Discursive Difficulties in the Textual Study of a Medieval Tibetan Corpus: The Dags po'i bka' 'bum Attributed to Sgam po pa Bsod nams rin chen"
1-2 pm- CGIS S-050 South Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Harvard University