Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia

Diplomacy in the Age of Mongol Globalization (May 30-31, 2016)

Diplomacy in the Age of Mongol Globalization

 May 30-31, 2016

(invitation in pdf)


Monday, May 30th, 2016

Mt. Scopus Campus, Rabin Building, Room 3001

18.15 – 19.30 Keynote lecture

Jonathan K. Skaff (Shippensburg University and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU): Forerunners of the Mongols: Diplomacy in the Age of the Turks and Tang

Chair: Michal Biran (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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Tuesday, May 31st , 2016


Mt. Scopus Campus, Amnon Netzer memorial room, Bloomfield Library, 4th floor


9:00 - 10:15 Panel 1 – Diplomatic Networks, Gifts and Trade

Marton Vér (Hungarian Academy of Science): Who Were the Elčis in the Mongol Period?

Qiu Yihao (Hebrew University): To Share the Benefits and Legitimacy: Gifts Exchange in Diplomatic Practices in Mongol and Post-Mongol Eurasia

Discussant: Michal Biran (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break


10.30 - 11.45 Panel 2 – The Multi-faceted Dimensions of the Diplomatic Encounter

Na'ama O. Arom (Hebrew University): "In Ger" and "Outer" Diplomacy –Il-Khanid Contacts with the Mongol and the Outside Worlds

Bayarsaikhan Dashdondog  (Ulan Bator University): Submission of Armenian Lords to Mongol Power

Discussant: Yoichi Isahaya (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


11.45 - 12.30 Lunch


12.30 - 13.45 Panel 3 - Diplomacy and Historiography

Marie Favereau (Oxford University): The Case of Toqtamish Khan at the End of the Fourteenth Century

Konstantin Golev (Center for Advanced Studies, Sofia University): Intra-Mongol Diplomacy and Witch-hunt during the Dissolution of the Empire

Discussant: Julien Loiseau (CRFJ)


13.45 - 14.00 Coffee break


14.00 – 15.15 Panel 4 – A New World Order and Its Rituals

Francesca Fiaschetti (Hebrew University): Between Ritual and Practice: Yuan Diplomacy in Eurasian Perspective

Zhang Xiaohui (Peking University): The Idea of Tou Bai (投拜) and Diplomatic Dilemma: Envoys of the Mongol Empire in the 1240s.

Discussant: Yuri Pines


Concluding remarks: Francesca Fiachetti and Marie Favereau


Organizing Committee: Francesca Fiachetti, Marie Favereau, Michal Biran