Migrations in Mongol Eurasia: People, Ideas, Artefacts
The Hebrew University, December 18-20, 2017
Mandel Building, 5th Floor, Room 530
Monday, December 18
Introductory remarks: Michal Biran and Jonathan Brack
Panel 1: Trade, Migration, and Diaspora in Mongol Eurasia
Chair: Michal Biran (HUJI)
Discussant: Galia Press-Barnathan (HUJI)
- Lee Kang Hahn (Academy of Korean Studies), "Textile Trades throughout Northeast Asia, and their Connections with the West"
- Lorenzo Pubblici (Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence), "Migrants for Profit: Western European Trade Immigration in 14th Century Mongol Azov Region"
- Roman Hautala (Tatarstan Academy of Sciences), "Western Missionaries and Merchants: An Example of Cooperation and Sharing of Common Interests in the Mongol Empire"
- George Lane (SOAS), "The Persian Khitans of Hangzhou"
17:00-18:30 (invitation in .pdf)
Kim Hodong (Seoul National University)
Tuesday, December 19
Panel 2: Tribal Migration and the Creation of New Elites in Yuan China (Organized by Vered Shurany)
Chair: Yuri Pines (HUJI)
- Ishayahu Landa (HUJI), "The New Tribal Military Elites in the Service of the Yuan: the Qipchaq Case"
- Vered Shurany (HUJI), "The Tanguts: A Non-Mongol Military and Civil Elite in Yuan China"
- Dai Matsui (Osaka University), "Uigur Migrations in Eastern Mongol Eurasia"
Panel 3: Sufis, Scholars, and Others: Intellectual Migrations and Exchanges
Chair: Reuven Amitai (HUJI)
- Ahmed H. al-Rahim (University of Virginia), "Mobility and Knowledge in the Mongol Empire: A Study of the “Mobile School” (al-Madrasa al-Sayyara) of the Il-Hans"
- Jonathan Brack (HUJI), "The Khan’s Court Debate or the Muslim Majlis? on the Migration and Integration of a Mongol Institution in Ilkhanid Iran"
- Hadi Jorati (Ohio State University), "The Khurasani Elite and Migrant Scholars in Ilkhanid Baghdad"
- John Giebfried (HUJI), "Greed, Gold and the Death of the Last Abbasid Caliph: A Migrating Myth"
Panel 4: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Black Death in the Mongol Empire: The Routes of Transmission (Organized by Marie Favereau)
Chair: Amy Singer (Tel Aviv University)
- Monica H. Green (Arizona State University), "The Migrations of Plague in Mongol Eurasia: Reading Genetics as History"
- Phil Slavin (University of Kent), "Death on the Lake: A 1338-9 Outbreak of Human Mortality in the Issyk-Kul Region - the Earliest Documented Episode of the Black Death?"
- Irina Shingiray (University of Oxford), "Grave Matters: Nomads, Mobility, and Health in the Golden Horde"
- Marie Favereau (University of Oxford), "The Black Death in the Golden Horde: between Myth and Reality"
Panel 5: Mapping the Itineraries of Sciences in Mongol Eurasia (Organized by Qiao Yang and Yoichi ISAHAYA)
Chair: Pier Giorgio Borbone (University of Pisa)
- Robert Morrison (Bowdoin College), "Scientific Exchange Between the Ilkhanids and the Byzantine Empire"
- Yoichi ISAHAYA (HUJI), "Rendering External Knowledge into Internal Politics: Rashīd al-Dīn’s “Encyclopaedia Sinica” in the Tānksūqnāma"
- Qiao Yang (HUJI; Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), "Why Zhu Yuanzhang (r. 1368-1398) Ordered the Translation of Islamicate Astronomical Books? And Why the Mongols Did Not? Translation and Transition"
Wednesday, December 20
Panel 6: Coins, Carpets, and Ceramics: Material Migration
Chair: Gideon Shelach (HUJI)
- Alexander Pachkalov (Financial University, Moscow), "Coins on the Silk Road: Chinese, Indian and European coins from the Golden Horde"
- Sumiyo OKUMURA (Independent Scholar), "Mongol Legacies on Mamluk Carpets: Cultural Influence Brought by Turkic Artisans Migrated from the Mongol Empire to the Mamluk Sultanate"
- Yasuhiro YOKKAICHI (Waseda University), "Some Problems on the Ceramic Road between East and West Eurasia"
Panel 7: Between Collaboration and Resistance: Refugees in Mongol Eurasia (Organized by Francesca Fiaschetti)
Chair: Christopher Atwood (University of Pennsylvania)
Discussant: Orit Gazit-Lederman (HUJI)
- Konstantin Golev (Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”/Comenius University, Bratislava), "The Qanqlī of Khorāsān: Cuman-Qїpcaq Refugees of a Different Nature"
- Francesca Fiaschetti (HUJI), "Song Refugees and Yuan Loyalists: Identity and Memory across Borders
- Michael Brose (University of Wyoming), "Refugees Staffing of the Censorate System in Yuan China"
Panel 8: Marriages as Migration: Marriage Policies in Chinggisid Eurasia: Patterns and Frameworks (organized by Ishayahu Landa)
Chair: Ishayahu Landa (HUJI)
- Anne Broadbridge (U-Mass Ahmerst), "A Series of Migrations: The Case of the Oirats in the Ilkhanate"
- Bruno De Nicola (Goldsmiths College, University of London), "Migrating Wealth Through Marriage in the Mongol Empire"
- Aleksandar Uzelac (Institute of History, Belgrade), "Marital Diplomacy on the Periphery - Nogai and the Southeastern Europe"
- Qiu Yihao (Fudan University), "A Short Remark on the List of Ögedei Qa’an’s Empresses and Imperial Concubines?"
- Yu Yue (Hunan University), "The Governance of the Imperial Marriage Partner Onggirat in Shandong Jining"
Roundtable: Migrations of Memories-Memories of Migrations (Moderator: Michal Biran)
- Christoper Atwood (U-Penn)
- Bert G. Fragner (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
- Balázs Nagy (CEU)
- Anatoly Khazanov (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
18:30-19:00: Concluding Reception/Dinner