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Independence and Research Networks

independenca lang Building Institutional Collaborations between Austrian and Mongolian Academic Institutions (Part 1-4)

Projektleitung: Maria-Katharina Lang
Kooperation: National University of Mongolia, Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Projektlaufzeit: 01.06.2011-
Eurasia-Pacific UNINET

The project "Independence and Research Networks: Building Institutional Collaborations between Austrian and Mongolian Academic Institutions" aims to upgrade, expand and deepen Austrian and Mongolian academic collaborations and intellectual networking in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences. With the support of Eurasia-Pacific UNINET following main activities were realized within three projects so far.

Part I: In August 2011 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the National University of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar with participation of an Austrian AAS delegation. A guest lecture series by Austrian scholars of the Centre for Asian Studies and Social Anthropology and a round table conference on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of Mongolia's independence (title: "Mongolia on the eve of Independence and Modernity") was organized by the Institute of Social Anthropology at the National University of Mongolia. Dr. Lang and Prof. Munkh-Erdene took part in the 10th Congress of Mongolists invited by the International Association for Mongolian Studies.

Part II: In March 2012 ISA hosted the symposium on "Anthropological Insights from Mongolia". The keynote speech entitled "Respect and power without resistance" was given by Prof. Bumochir Dulam. Followed by the lectures of Lhagvademchig Jadamba "Enthronement on the lion throne: On the path of institutionalizing Mongolian Buddhism", Tsetsentsolmon Baatarnaran "To Share or Not to Share: Intra-Mongol dispute over intangible cultural heritage" and Chuluunbat Purvee "Soviet style education in Mongolia".

Part III: Prof. Erdenebold Lhagvasuren was invited to attend the third international colloquium of SEECHAC Société Européenne pour l'Étude des Civilisations de l'Himalaya et de l'Asie Centrale, European Society for the Study of Himalayan and Central Asiatic Civilizations) held in November 2013 at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. He presented the paper "The Art Gallery of Nomads" and gave insights into newest archaeological findings in Mongolia. A joint field research by Austrian and Mongolian partners in Mongolia took place in June/July 2014.