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Lecture | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
This talk focuses on the methodology behind the making and the distinctive features of the interactive database Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition that presents excerpts of natural dialect speech recording in 68 different villages throughout Bulgaria. The excerpts were chosen to illustrate both the major features of each dialect, and to convey cultural content of interest. Each excerpt... More >
Colloquium | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The sixth lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.
Lecture | March 21 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Tatiana Chudakova, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University
Franck Billé, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative
This paper discusses the inadvertent effects of transforming the marked into the marketable on the mundane strategies of making a living, both economically and cosmologically, in Buddhist Siberia. Building on anthropological discussions on marketing ethnicity, it tracks attempts to develop a regional brand in Buryatia, a self-governing republic within the Russian Federation that derives its... More >
Mediterranean Models and Modalities in Forging a Strong Centralized Monarchy in 13th-Century Armenian Cilicia
Lecture | March 22 | 12-2 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Situated on a major thoroughfare between East and West and on the intersection of sea and land routes running North and South, the Levant has always been a locus of encounter and exchange. Adopting the insights of Braudel (1966) and more recently Horden and Purcell (2000), this paper views the medieval Armenian experiment with statedom in Cilicia (11th-14th cc.) through Mediterranean optics.... More >
Performing Arts - Music | March 24 | 7 p.m. | International House
KHUSUGTUN is an internationally revered performing group that performs traditional music from Mongolia, the home of Chinggis Khan. They are especially renowned for their a capella arrangements using khöömei or throat-singing.
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