Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia

International Conference: Mobility and Transformations: Economic and Cultural Exchange in Mongol Eurasia

Practical information for the participants (PDF)
Sunday, June 29th
Panel 1: Modes of Migrations
Chair: Michal Biran
Discussant: David Morgan
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
Discussant: Peter Jackson
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: Kim Hodong
Discussant: Liu Xiao
Atwood, Christopher P., Indiana University Qubilai Qa’an’s Three Confucian Crises
Panel 4: Poster Session:  Mobility and Transformations (During evening reception)
Gergő Vér, Márton, University of Szeged, Hungary The provision orders of the postal system of the Chinggisid Empire 
Shurany, Vered, Hebrew University - "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
Discussant: Kim Hodong
Pochekaev, Roman, Scientific and Research University “Higher School of Economics” (St. Petersburg Branch) - Törü: Ancient Turkic law ‘privatized’ by Chinggis Khan and his descendants
Vásáry, István, Loránd Eötvös University (ELTE), Budapest A Multi-Cultural Institution of Mongol Eurasia:
Bayarsaikhan, Dashdondog, National University of Mongolia - Political and Inter-Cultural Dialogues via Nomadic Women in Mongol Eurasia
Haw, Stephen G., Independent scholar - "The Semu ren in the Yuan Empire – Who Were They?"
Panel 6: Artistic Medias on the Move
Chair: Morris Rossabi 
Discussant: Sheila Blair
Shea, Eiran, 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
Prazniak, Roxann, University of Oregon Princess Sengge - Ragi’s Historic Gathering: Thoughts on Art and the Mongol Khanates
Panel 7: The Mongol State in Central Asia in Comparative Perspective
Chair: Liu Yingsheng
Discussant: Michal Biran
Blair, Sheila, Boston College/ Virginia Commonwealth University -The Mongol Muslim Mausoleum- in Iran, Central Asia and China
Qiu Yihao, Fudan University, Shanghai, China Western Branch of Chaghtai - Ulus Relating to Eastern Frontier of Ilkhanate: a Comparative Study of an Inner-Mongol Conflict
Manz, Beatrice F., Tufts University, Milton, MA - The Memory of the Mongols in Central Asia and the Islamic World 1300-1800
Panel 8: Economic Exchanges
Chair: Roman Pochekaev
Discussant: Timothy May
Yokkaichi, Yasuhiro, Waseda University/Keio University, Japan - Fars and Two Iraqs under Mongol Rule: 
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 1st
Panel 9: Science, Wisdom and Knowledge Transfer
Chair: Chris Atwood
Discussant: Reuven Amitai
Lane, George, SOAS, University of London - The Chinggisids and their Intellectual Jousting Tournaments
Panel 10: The Mongols and Maritime Asia
Chair: Valerie Hansen
Discussant: Morris Rossabi
Segal, Ethan, Michigan State University - Yuan Dynasty Policies and Their Impact on Early Medieval Japan
General Discussion