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H-ASIA ***************************************************************** From: Susie Drost <email@example.com> Subject: conference notice, please post and distribute THE MONGOLIA SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING AND PANELS MARCH 30th, 31st and April 1st, 2001 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (The schedule is subject to change. The final version of the program will be distributed at the conference.) FRIDAY 30 MARCH 2001 3-5 p.m. Mr. Chaolun Baatar, a painter born in Inner Mongolia, will have his artist reception at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) Gallery, 900 East 7th St., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. The IMU Gallery will host Mr. Baatar the entire month of March. 6-7 p.m. 40th anniversary celebrations, welcoming ceremony, Fine Arts Building, room 102, 1201 E. 7th Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Ambassador Choinhor, Mongolian Ambassador to the United States, will make an opening statement. 7-9 p.m. Opening reception for the 40th anniversary celebrations and for Mr. Gary Tepfer's photography exhibit on Mongolia, School of Fine Arts (SOFA) Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 1201 E. 7th St., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Mr. Tepfer's exhibit will run March 21-31 at the SOFA Gallery. SATURDAY 31 MARCH 2001 Ballantine Hall, Indiana University (room numbers to be announced later) 8:30-10 a.m. Registration and morning coffee. 9-10 a.m. The Mongolia Society Annual Business Meeting. Dr. William Rozycki, Waseda University, will also present a prospectus on the Hangin Memoirs. 10-1l:30 a.m. Mongolian Studies: Problems and Prospects in a Transnational Perspective Chair: Prof. Henry Schwarz, Western Washington University Panelists: Ambassador Enkhsaikhan, Mongolian Ambassador to the UN; Ms. Doris Goetting, German-Mongolian Society; Prof. Rolf Gilberg, Danish Mongolian Society; Mrs. Susie Drost, The Mongolia Society, Prof. Robert Binnick, University of Toronto; Prof. Sh. Bira, International Association for Mongol Studies. 10-12 noon Issues in Philology and Linguistics, jointly sponsored by The Mongolia Society (MongSoc) and the Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) Conference Chair: Prof. Uli Schamiloglu, University of Wisconsin Panelists: Prof. Gyorgy Kara, Indiana University, "From Shift to Favor and Fever"; Dr. John Erickson, Indiana University, "On the Shift of Ablative Case Functions in Turkic"; Dr. Rano Achilova, Ministry of Public Education, Samarkand, "Toponyms in Uzbekistan"; Mr. Erbolat Sharipkan, Indiana University, "Study of Turkic Languages in China in the Recent Decades"; Prof. Dandii-Yadam Tserenpil, Indiana University, "Some Grammatical Similarities in Mongolian and English." 10-12 noon Central and Inner Asian History (Joint MongSoc and CEUS panel) Chair: Dr. Ruth I. Meserve, Indiana University Panelists: Dr. Miklos Erdy, Independent Scholar, "Archaeological Relics of the Xiongnu West of the Yenisei"; Dr. Prof. Dr. D. Tserensodnom, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, "A Significance of the Turfan Collection in the Mongolian Culture"; Dr. Aleksandr Naymark, Hofstra University,"Between Archaeology and Ethnography: Ritual Aspects of the Dihqans Status in Islamic Mawarannahr"; Dr. Boris Kochnev, Institute of Archeology, Samarkand, "Coins of Muqanna." 10-12 noon Society and Culture (Joint MongSoc and CEUS panel) Chair: Prof. Nazif Shahrani, Indiana University Panelists: Ms. Nodira Azimova, Indiana University, "Traditional Uzbek Family: Selection of a Marriage Partner"; Dr. Mukhabbat Nuritdinova, Tashkent Medical Psychiatric Institute, "Phenomenon of Self-Immolation in Central Asia as the Reflection of Socio-Cultural Problems of Society"; Dr. Kursat Cagiltay, Indiana University, "Uniting Online: Crimean Tatar Diaspora on the Internet"; Dr. David Bellatella, La Spezia, Italy, "Shamanism and Spirituality Among the Aghin-Buriats (Mongolia)." 11:30-12:15 p.m. Sigma Chi Scholars Program Featured Speaker Prof. David Sneath, Cambridge University, "Reciprocity, Corruption and the State in Contemporary Mongolia." 2-4 p.m. Mongolian Culture: Continuities and Changes Chair: Prof. Elizabeth Endicott, Middlebury College Panelists: Ms. Sanjmyatav Maijargal, Independent Scholar, "The Contemporary Situation in Mongolian Culture and Art"; Prof. Esther Jacobson, University of Oregon, "Turkic Antiquities from Northwestern Mongolia"; Prof. Thomas Oller, Harvard, "Shamanism and Ecology in Mongolia"; Prof. Ole Bruun, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, "The Politics of Buddhist Resilience in Rural Mongolia"; Prof. Paula Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania, "Why Mongolia? The Political Culture of an Emerging Democracy"; Mr. Peter Marsh, Indiana University, "In the Mongolian Houses of Culture: Cultural Continuity and Reorientation in Post-Socialist Mongolia." 4-6 p.m. Contemporary Mongolia Chair: Prof. William Rozycki, Waseda University Panelists: Prof. B. Enkhtuvshin, Vice-President, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, "Globalization and Some Issues of Contemporary Mongolian Civilization"; Prof. Emeritus Robert A. Rupen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Then and Now"; Dr. Alicia Campi, U.S. Mongolia Advisory Group, "The New MPRP Government in Mongolia--Lessons Learned"; Mr. Michael Kessler, University of Wisconsin, "Missions in the Gobi: The Interactions of Society, Religion, and Literature in Mongolia"; Mr. Daniel Hruschka, Emory University, "The Cultural Stigma of Syphilis in Mongolia and its Public Health Consequences"; Mr. Brandon Kohrt, Emory University, "Yadargaa: A Mongolian Illness." 4-6 p.m. Comparative Studies of Cultural Traditions (Joint MongSoc & CEUS) Chair: Prof. Linda Degh, Indiana University Panelists: Mr. Brian Baumann, Indiana University, "The Omen Portent in Inner Asia"; Dr. Izabella Horvath, International Research Center of Northern Chinese Cultures, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, "Parallels in the Poetic Construction of Text of Northern Chinese and Hungarian Folk Songs"; Mr. Daniel Prior, Indiana University, "Shrew-Heroine and Lazy Hero in Vogul and Other Epics (Featuring a Demonstration of Plot Physics)"; Prof. Dr. L.Khurelbaatar, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, "The Mongolian and Tibetan Versions of the Epic of Geser"; Mr. Peter Marsh, Indiana University, "Music, Legend, and Mistaken Identities: The Case of Argasun, the Khans Fiddler." 7-11 pm Banquet, complete with Mongolian entertainment, Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union. The cost to attend the banquet is $20 per ticket ($14 for children 10 and under). Tickets to attend the banquet must be purchased no later than March 25th. Please contact The Mongolia Society office about the purchase of tickets (812-855-4078 or firstname.lastname@example.org). SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2001 Indiana University, Ballantine Hall (rooms to be announced later) 10-12 noon Mongolian Land Issues (Joint MongSoc and CEUS panel) Chair: Dr. Alicia Campi, U.S. Mongolia Advisory Group Panelists: Dr. Denys Voaden, Independent Scholar, "Burial Practices in Modern Mongolia"; Prof. Charles Krusekopf, Austin College, "Economic Development and Pastoral Commons in Mongolia"; Ms. Rentsenkhand Tserennadmid, Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, "Challenges of the Protected Areas in Mongolia"; Ms. Temuulen Tsagaan, Montana State University, "Effects of Changing Reindeer Grazing Regimes in Darhat Valley"; Prof. Cliff Montagne, Montana State University, "Bioregional Community profile in the Darhat Valley"; Ms.Tatiana Intigrinova, Independent Scholar, and Prof. Kathleen M. Heath, Indiana State University, "Traditions and Future: Land Care in Buryat Culture." 1-6 p.m. Mongolian film festival. Films to be announced at a later date. PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of rooms reserved at the Indiana Memorial Union Hotel at the special discounted conference price of only $70 per night for The Mongolia Society and Central Eurasian Studies conference. Please phone (812)855-2536 today to make your conference reservation. The Mongolia Society will be meeting in conjunction with the Eighth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference. The day of the conference, there will be a conference brochure which will list the panels and panelists from both organizations. To see a schedule of panels and panelists for the Central Eurasian Studies conference, please consult their web site: http://php.indiana.edu/~aces/cons2001web.htm The Mongolia Society gratefully acknowledges financial support from: Nomadic Expeditions, Sigma Chi Scholars Program, Mongol Global Tour Company, Office of International Programs at Indiana University, Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University H-ASIA ***************************************************************** ================================================================= To post to H-ASIA simply send your message to: <H-ASIA@h-net.msu.edu> For holidays or short absences send post to: <email@example.com> with message: SET H-ASIA NOMAIL Upon return, send post with message SET H-ASIA MAIL H-ASIA WEB HOMEPAGE URL: http://h-net.msu.edu/~asia/