2016 NEH Summer Institute “Modern Mongolia: Heritage and Tradition Amid Changing Realities”, June 6 - July 1, 2016, ACMS, Philadelphia

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Summer Program
June 6, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Fine Arts, Music and Music History, Religious Studies and Theology, Asian History / Studies

The NEH Summer Institute, “Modern Mongolia: Heritage and Tradition Amid Changing Realities” is a four-week workshop (June 6-July 1, 2016) designed to provide 25 US undergraduate university and college educators with resources needed to be able to expand curricular offerings in East, Inner, or Central Asian Studies. The question of how Modern Mongolia is navigating its place in the world will be explored through the humanities; art, literature, music, and dance provide useful lenses to view how cultures in Mongolia are changing and still yearning for the past.

The Institute will engage educators with stimulating presentations, materials, and discussions, and provide them with necessary tools to build draft course modules tailored to their institutional and individual teaching circumstances. Ultimately, we strive to provide context to enable teaching about a changing Mongolia.

The Co-Directors are David Dettmann, US Director of the ACMS, and Academic Lead Morris Rossabi, Distinguished Professor of History, City University of New York and Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University. Rossabi’s books include The Mongols and Global History, Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists, and Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times. David Dettmann is an experienced professional in promoting Asian Area Studies with past positions as Director of Outreach at the Center for East Asian Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison (from 2009-2013), and at the Center for East Asian Studies at University of Pennsylvania (interim, Spring 2014).

The Summer Institute will be held at the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) on the historic campus of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.

Now Receiving Applications: Deadline March 1, 2016
Includes: Free Tuition and a $3,300 Stipend to defray housing (which will be available on campus) and transportation expenses.

Contact Info: 

For questions, please contact David Dettmann via email at ddettmann@mongoliacenter.org or by phone at (360)356-1020.