Call: Study of mongolian symbolism: quest and perspectives

CALL FOR PAPERS / INVITATION

 “STUDY OF MONGOLIAN SYMBOLISM: QUEST AND PERSPECTIVES “
Centre for the Study of Nomadic Culture and Civilization,
National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
September 9 -10, 2009

The Center for the Study of Nomadic Culture and Civilization, National University of Mongolia, invites panel and paper proposals for its first Conference on Mongolian Symbolism scheduled for September 9-10, 2009.

The Center takes the chance of the unique occasion of the symbolic date of September(9) 9, ‘09 at 9 hours 09’ at which the number nine comes up five times (09/09/09, at 09:09) to organize this conference. This is an exceptional date when the symbolic number for the Blue Sky which is also the highest unit number (fullness) is up five times thus connecting the symbolism of nine to the symbolism of five (Beginning, origin, foundation). This Conference is intended to celebrate this uniqueness!

The Center welcomes panels and paper topics related to all aspects of Symbolism in the Mongolian cultural area. The Mongolian cultural area including (but not limited to): The Republic of Mongolia, The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (PRC), Xingjian Autonomous Region (PRC), Buriyati (RF) and Kalmukya (RF).

Practitioners and Scholars of Humanities, Social Science disciplines and Mongolian studies are welcome to participate.
Registration for the conference starts on September 8, 2008. Presentations and discussions start on September 9. 2009 at 9: 00 AM through September 10, 2009. The conference closes on September 10, with a reception.

Conference policy

Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals (with 250 words abstract):
March 1, 2009.
Notification of acceptance: by March 31, 2009.
Papers should be submitted to the Conference Secretary: by August 1, 2009.
Papers are accepted either English or Mongolian language.

Papers should be in MS Word or PDF formats, (ft: Times New Roman or Arial Mon, 12)
Please indicate any audio-visual equipment requests (e.g., overhead
projector, slide projector, video player);

Conference language: English and Mongolian (translation will be provided)

Registration: registration starts on September 8, 2009, PM
Registration fee: 150 $ for overseas scholars
50 $ for local scholars

The Center for the study of Nomadic Culture and Civilization operates on a limited budget and will be able to offer accommodation to overseas scholars during the conference. However the Center will provide, upon request, mailed or faxed invitation letters to support an application for a visa or travel funds.

Conference convener:

Prof. S. Dulam, Director, Center for the Study of Nomadic Culture and Civilization, National University of Mongolia

Conference Secretary

Gaby Bamana, Research Assistant, Centre for the Study of Nomadic Culture and Civilization, National University of Mongolia.

Request for more information:

Gaby Bamana
P.O. Box 21/1305
Ulaanbaatar 211121
Mongolia

gabybamana(a)gmail.com Tel # 976-99765774