Mongolia and the Mongols


Mongolia and the Mongols

A group dedicated to anthropological studies of Mongol societies and cultures inside and outside Mongolia.

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Mining in Mongolia 10 Replies

Started by Bulgan Naiman. Last reply by Bulgan Naiman Jan 29, 2011.

ESL in Mongolia?

Started by Tatiana Tchoudakova Apr 12, 2010.

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Comment by Jessika Tremblay on November 13, 2010 at 11:40pm
Hi Lauren, thanks for this. I have indeed been in contact with Prof. Buyandelger, just recently actually.

thanks again!
Comment by Lauren Bonilla on November 13, 2010 at 11:36pm
Hi Jessika,
Hi Jessika, You might want to get in touch with Dr. Manduhai Buyandelger, a Mongolian anthropologist now at MIT. Regrettably there are few academics in North America who specialize in Mongolia.
Best wishes, Lauren
Comment by Jessika Tremblay on November 13, 2010 at 8:39pm
Thanks Gregory! I'll look into it.

Comment by Grégory Delaplace on November 13, 2010 at 7:28pm
Hi Jessika! I don't really know about senior Mongolists who could supervise your PhD in the US, but in Cambridge, there is certainly David Sneath, who has looked into politics of development in Mongolia. Of course, that would involve moving to Europe...
Comment by Jessika Tremblay on November 10, 2010 at 12:05am
Hello friends,

I'm completing an MA in anthropology at McGill University on the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Program in Rwanda. I'm planning to pursue research on OLPC in Mongolia for my PhD. Is anyone familiar with senior anthropologists with an interest in Mongolia, who may be suitable to supervise a PhD student?
Comment by Bulgan Naiman on October 4, 2010 at 11:40am
Hi, I've just joined the group. I'm a Mongolian and a recent graduate from the Sustainable Development program, CMU, Thailand, much focused in anthropology. My thesis title: "Securing Pastoralism in Post-Socialist Mongolia: Herders' Livelihood Strategies in the Context of Climate and Market Uncertainties". Don't know yet, how I can use my degree to get a job in Mongolia... Applied for several organizations, can't get a job related to my interest, i.e. development, anthropology... perhaps anthropology is going to be kind of a hobby for me... Would love to share information on anthropological studies of Mongol societies with anyone...Currently working as an English translator for a private company...
Comment by E. Paul Durrenberger on March 14, 2010 at 10:11pm
Chris, many thanks for your advice. EPD
Comment by Chris Kaplonski on March 14, 2010 at 8:21am
Hmm.... I'd suggest talking to a travel company in Mongolia. I know it isn't a very 'anthropological' thing to do, but there's really not much infrastructure in Mongolia, and still very little set up if you don't speak at least some Mongolian. So just trying to take off on your own for a few days would probably be a bit problematic. But I also had one arrange a weekend away for me last year, when I needed to get away from the archives.

So, Nomadic Journeys were quite friendly and helpful: A lot of people (including my sister when she visited Mongolia a few years ago) use: Either one would be fine, I think.

There's a fairly standard 2 week package that most places do - that tends to include four or five days in UB, and then a trip to the Gobi and someplace like Hovsgol. Either of those could probably arrange a variation on that. Or even just a short trip to Harhorin or someplace. Basically, as soon as you leave UB and environs, it's like a different country.
Comment by E. Paul Durrenberger on March 14, 2010 at 1:10am
I've not been to Mongolia before, but I'm going this summer to do a course on Economic Anthropology and the Informal Economy with ReSET (Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching) seminar titled ‘Living outside the law: institutional and sociological approaches toward studying the extralegal sector’ organized with the support of the Open Society Institute at the Mongolian National University, Ulaanbaatar directed by Anton Oleinik. I'll be there in early July and the course only lasts a few days. I would like to see more of the country; do any Mongolia hands have suggestions about how best to do that in a few days? Thanks, Paul Durrenberger
Comment by Ariel Appel on January 26, 2010 at 4:16pm
Thanks =)

I don't read Russian, but quite a few of my friends do, and google translate's fine for this specific case as well...

Thanks a lot!

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