Wen-shing Chou, Associate Professor of Chinese Art, Hunter College
March 4, 1:15 pm
Fall 2019 IAAS Lectures:
The Green-Eyed Lama (Ногоон нуден лам): Reflections on her best-selling novel and Mongolia's recent historyDescriptionOyungerel Tsedevdamba, former Member of the Mongolian Parliament and former Minister of Sports, Culture and TourismOctober 16, 2019, 1:15 pmDangling Threads to Examine the Channels: Tales of Pulse Diagnosis in Tibetan and Chinese Literature AbstractWilliam McGrath, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan CollegeNovember 6, 2019, 1:15 pmWhy Pots (Don't) Matter: Complexity in Bronze Age Eurasia AbstractPaula Dupuy, Assistant Professor of Anthropoogy, Nazarbayev University, KazakhstanDecember 4, 2019, 1:15 pmPostponed until 2020-21 Lecture Series:The Circulation of Medicine and Notions of Healing in Early 20th Century Chinese Turkestan via Network AnalysisAbstractArienne Dwyer, Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, University of Kansas Date to be announced
IAAS Lecture Series Academic Year 2018-2019
IAAS Lectures in 2018-19 Series:
October 3, 2018, 1:15 pmWisdom of Royal Glory(Kutadgu Bilig) and the Persian Connection: The Sources of a Turko-Islamic Mirror for PrincesProf. Robert Dankoff, University of Chicago
Tuesday, October 9, 2018,4:00 pmRecent Developments in XinjiangDr. Adrian Zenz, European School of Culture and TheologyModerated by Prof. Mark Elliott, Harvard UniversityCo-sponsored by the Fairbank Center, the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, and the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School.
November 7, 2018, 1:15 pm Precious Pills and the Politics of Tibetan Learning in Qing ChinaProf. Stacey Van Vleet,Indiana University, and Harvard EALC Fellow 2018-19December 5, 2018, 5:00 pm Joseph Fletcher Memorial LectureFrom Turco-Mongolian Dual Kingship to Power Sharing: Questions of Theory and PracticeProf. İsenbike Togan (AM' 69, PhD '73), Boğaziçi University, Turkey February 6, 2019, 1:15 pmLooting and Climate Change Threaten Mongolia's Achaeology and Cultural HeritageDr. Julia Clark, NOMAD Science; and American Center for Mongolian Studies, Ulaanbaatar Abstract and speaker bio here
February 20, 2019, 1:15 pmMarks of Faith: Observation on Christian Iconography of the Sogdian CoinsDr. Barakatullo Ashurov, Visiting Scholar in NELC, Harvard University
March 6, 2019, 1:15 pmFrom Warriors to Violence: Gender Based Violence in MongoliaMrs. Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash (LLM '08) Fellow, Yale University; Former Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice, Mongolia (2012-2016). Speaker bio.April 3, 2019, 1:15 pmA Colonial Muslim History of Qing Central Asia: Revisiting Sayrāmī'sTārīkh-i ḤamīdīProf. Eric Schluessel (PhD '16), University of MontanaAbstract and speaker bio here
IAAS Lecture Series Academic Year 2017-2018
2017-2018 IAAS Lecture Series
Lectures are held on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
October 4, 2017Prof. Robert Mayer, Oxford UniversityRethinking the Tibetan Treasure Tradition1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS South Building, Room S153
November 1, 2017 Dr. Berthe Jansen, Leiden UniversityThe Legal Role of the Monastery in Pre-modern Tibet1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS South Building, Room S153December 6, 2017 Prof. Christopher Atwood, University of PennsylvaniaThe Manuscript Mong. 75 and Mongolian Apocalyptic Writings in the Fourteenth Century Crisis1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS South Building, Room S250January 31, 2018 Prof. Kirill SoloninRenmin University of ChinaHow Tanguts Understood Themselves: Evidence from Native Texts1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS South Building, Room S250
February 7, 2018 Prof. Beatrice Manz, Tufts UniversityTribes, Armies and Empires: Reflections on the Social Morphology of Pastoral Nomads1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS South Building, Room S250March 7, 2018 Prof. Imre Hamar, Eötvös LorándUniversityThe Influence of the Buddhāvataṃsaka-sūtra in Central Asia1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS South Building, Room S250Co-sponsored with the Department of South Asian StudiesApril 4, 2018 Prof. Tansen Sen, NYU ShanghaiThe Mongols and the Changing Patterns of Indian Ocean Interactions 1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS South Building, Room S250
April 18, 2018 Prof. Minoru Inaba, University of KyotoDid the Hindu Kush Really Kill Indians? Geography and Historical Routes Across Afghanistan1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS South Building, Room S250
IAAS Co-sponsored Events
IAAS Co-Sponsored Events 2020-21
2020-21 Co-Sponsored Event: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | 4-5:30pm Mobility, Power, and Knowledge in the Mongol EmpireAhmed al-Rahim, Associate Professor and Director of Islamic Studies, University of VirginiaSponsored by The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program and the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies.
Photography exhibition depicting everyday life in Xinjiang, China’s westernmost region. The photographs, taken byLisa Ross, depict beds and their occupants outside in the open air. Sleeping outdoors is a traditional means to keep cool in the hot desert climate for many Uyghurs, Xinjiang’s Muslim-majority ethnic group. This way of life, however, is rapidly disappearing under the Chinese government’s mass detentions of many of the region’s residents.
A discussion with Sophie Richardson, China Director at Human Rights Watch, andRayhanAsat(HLS LLM ’16) international lawyer. Moderated by Professor William Alford, Director of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.
Hosted by Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights, East Asian Legal Studies at HLS, and the Program of Law and Society in the Muslim World.
Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Harvard Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, and the Harvard Muslim Law Students Association.
Monday, March 9, 2020, 12pm to 1pmHarvard Law School, WCC 2009 Classroom
Dr.AbletKamalov,TuranUniversity, Almaty, Kazakhstan March 26,2013, 4-5pm CGISKnafelNorth Building, RoomK262, 1737 Cambridge Street
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series event co-sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed BinTalalIslamic Studies Program, the Harvard University Asia Center, and the Davis Center for Eurasian and Russian Studies