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Middle-Period Mongolian Archaeology

Type: Conferences & Symposia [View all]
Posted by: University of Pennsylvania
Deadline: Sat, October 26th, 2019


OCTOBER 26-27, 2019




Ben Franklin Room, College Hall (unconfirmed)



8:30 Coffee and light breakfast


9:00 Welcoming remarks     Stephen Fluharty, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences (unconfirmed)


9:10-10:15 Christopher Atwood, Professor of Inner Asian History, Penn

"Inner Asian History: Major Discoveries and Unsolved Problems in the Light of Archaeology"


10:15-10:30 Coffee break


10:30 – 12:00 Overview Talk 1     Wei Jian, Renmin University, Beijing

“Most Important Discoveries and Unsolved Problems of Middle-Period Archaeology: The View from Beijing”


12:00-1:15 Lunch break


1:15 – 2:45 Overview Talk 2     Nikolai Kradin, Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnology,  


            “Most Important Discoveries and Unsolved Problems of Middle-Period Archaeology: The

             View from Vladivostok”


2:45 – 3:00 Coffee break


3:00 – 4:30 Overview Talk 3     Lkhagvasuren Erdenebold, Mongolian University of Science and

            Technology, Ulaanbaator

            “Most Important Discoveries and Unsolved Problems of Middle-Period Archaeology: The

             View from Ulaanbaatar”


4:30-4:45 Coffee break


4:45-5:45 Round-table discussion led by Valerie Hansen (Yale University) and Nicola Di Cosmo (Institute for Advanced Study)



6:30 Dinner by Invitation











8:30 Coffee and light breakfast


9:15 Welcoming remarks     Julian Siggers, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences (unconfirmed)


9:30-11:00 Overview Talk 4     Jan Bemmann, University of Bonn

            “Most Important Discoveries and Unsolved Problems of Middle-Period Archaeology: The

             View from Bonn”


11:00-11:15 Coffee break


11:15-12:00 Kang In Uk, Kyung Hee University and Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

“New Discoveries in the Relationship between Balhae and the Uighur Khaganate - based on the Koksharovka Archaeological Complex in Far Eastern Region Russia"



12:10-12:55 Aleksandr Naymark, Hofstra University

“Gold Imitations of WesternC and Bracteats from Mongolia and Their Connection to the Finds in Western Central Asia"


1:00-3:00 Lunch break

Museum open

Objects in storage may be seen by pre-conference requests


3:00-4:30 Research on Middle Period Mongolian Archaeology by Penn Ph. D.s


Annie Chan (Ludwig Maximillian University)

“Corporeal Variability and Commemorative Rituals of Turkic Anthropomorphic Stelae from Xinjiang, Tuva, and Mongolia”


Ah-Rim Park (Sookmyong Women’s University)

“Steppe Statuary of the 7th-8th Centuries”


Bryan Miller (Michigan)

“Through the ’Dark Ages’: An Archaeological Perspective on the (Re)Emergence of Steppe Empires in the Mid-First Millennium CE”


Petya Andreeva (Parsons School of Design)

" Portable Luxury: Metalwork of the Golden Horde Elite"


4:30 Closing Discussion (Nancy Steinhardt)


Funding for this conference is generously provided by the Penn Global Engagement Fund, the University Research Foundation, and the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania


Conference is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.  


For registration:



Posted on Thu, July 11th, 2019
Expires on Sat, October 26th, 2019

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