Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia

International Conference

Mobility and Transformations:New Directions in the Study of the Mongol Empire

 Joint Research Conference of the Institute for Advanced Studies and the Israel Science Foundation

Jerusalem, June 29 - July 4, 2014

International Conference: Mobility and Transformations: Economic and Cultural Exchange in Mongol Eurasia
(June 29 - July 1 ,2014)
Call for the conference (PDF)
Poster of the conference (PDF)
Practical information for the participants (PDF)
Restaurants and coffee houses in Jerusalem (PDF)
Full Program (PDF), Chinese version 中文 (PDF)
List of Chairs and Discussants (PDF)
All panels of the conference online on Youtube (link)
Photo gallery of the conference (link)
Reports about the conference in the Chinese internet (link)
Sunday, June 29
Panel 1: Modes of Migrations
Chair: Michal Biran (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Discussant: David Morgan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Kradin, Nikolay (Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok) - "Movement of Peoples, Empires, Technologies in  the Mongol Empire:  A View from the  Far East"
Robinson, David (Colgate University) - "Migration and Memory"
Panel 2: Religious Exchange
Chair: Johan Elverskog (Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX)
Discussant: Peter Jackson (The British Academy)
Brack, Jonathan (University of Michigan) - "Sufi Ritual and the Mongols: the Sama’ in Ilkhanid Iran"
Panel 3: Rulers and Ruled in Transition: the United Empire and China
Chair: Liu Xiao (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Discussant: Kim Hodong (Seoul National University)
Atwood, Christopher P. (Indiana University) - "Qubilai Qa’an’s Three Confucian Crises"
Panel 4: Poster Session:  Mobility and Transformations (During evening reception)
Arom, O. Na'ama (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) - "Our Word" – Foreign Advisers and the Western Diplomacy of the Early Ilkhans"
Gergő Vér, Márton (University of Szeged, Hungary) - "The Provision Orders of the Postal System of the Chinggisid Empire"
Hodous, Florence (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) - "Cross-cultural Influences on Law in the Ilkhanate and the Yuan dynasty"
Shurany, Vered (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) - "Islam and Buddhism in Mongol-ruled Hexi"
Wright, Eloise ( University of California, Berkeley) -  "Elite Reorientations under Mongol Rule in Dali, Yunnan"
Monday, June 30
Panel 5: Law, Gender and Institutions
Chair: David Morgan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Discussant: Kim Hodong (Seoul National University)
Pochekaev, Roman (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg Branch) - "Törü: Ancient Turkic Law ‘privatized’ by Chinggis Khan and his Descendants"

Haw, Stephen G. (Independent scholar) - "The Semu ren in the Yuan Empire – Who Were They?"

Panel 6: Artistic Media on the Move
Chair: Morris Rossabi (Columbia University and Queens College, the City University of New York)
Discussant: Sheila Blair (Boston College and Virginia Commonwealth University)
Shea, Eiren (University of Pennsylvania) - "Khitan and Uighur Sources of Yuan Court Dress"
Bloom, Jonathan (Boston College and Virginia Commonwealth University) - "The Role of Paper in the Arts of the Mongols"
Panel 7: The Mongol State in Central Asia in Comparative Perspective
Chair: Liu Yingsheng (Nanjing University)
Discussant: Michal Biran (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Blair, Sheila (Boston College and Virginia Commonwealth University) - "The Mongol Muslim Mausoleum - in Iran, Central Asia and China"
Panel 8: Economic Exchanges
Chair: Roman Pochekaev (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg Branch)
Discussant: Peter Jackson (The British Academy)
Yokkaichi, Yasuhiro (Waseda University and Keio University, Japan) - "Fars and Two Iraqs under Mongol Rule: Kish Merchants’ Trade Network in the Indian Ocean"
Pachkalov, Alexander (Financial University, Moscow) - "Numismatics as a Source for History of Golden Horde Cities"
Langer, Lawrence (University of Connecticut) - "Rus’ and the Economic World of the Mongol Empire"
Tuesday, July 1
Panel 9: Science, Wisdom and Knowledge Transfer
Chair: Christopher P. Atwood (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Discussant: Reuven Amitai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Lane, George (SOAS, University of London) - "The Chinggisids and their Intellectual Jousting Tournaments"
Yang, Qiao (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) - "Like Stars in the Sky: Dynamic Networks of Astronomers in Mongol Eurasia"
Panel 10: The Mongols and Maritime Asia
Chair: Valerie Hansen (Yale University)
Discussant: Morris Rossabi (Columbia University & Queens College, the City University of New York)
Segal, Ethan (Michigan State University) - "Yuan Dynasty Policies and Their Impact on Early Medieval Japan"
Fiaschetti, Francesca (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) - "Mobility, Tributes and the Foundations of Qubilai’s Diplomacy- The Annam Example"
General Discussion and Concluding Remarks