The Indo-Mongolian Society
The Indo-Mongolian Society was founded in 1990 in New York City. It is the
aim of the Indo-Mongolian Society
to introduce to the general public the rich history of Mongolia, Central
Asia , the Mongol peoples, as well as
related cultures. Since the name of Genghis Khan and the Mongols has
evolved into legend mixed with fact
and fancy, there has been little chance for the lay person to learn about
the modern scholars research and
findings in the field of Mongol and Central Asian Studies. The scholars
themselves work in relative obscurity
with precious little interaction with the general public. Since many
scholars are highly specialized and their work
too technical for the general public, it has been a challenge to find the
middle ground for our lecture series.
The Indo-Mongolian Society has met this challenge by finding speakers who
include historians, travellers,
and archaeologists that have illuminated the interaction of the Mongol
peoples and various sedentary cultures,
as well as area specialists who have articulated the changes in Mongolia
and Central Asia in the present
post-Soviet reality. Our speakers and lecture titles have included some
of the following:
Other speakers have held lectures about various Central Asian countries
including Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan etc.
- Prof. Robert D. McChesney, "The Mongol Legacy in Central & South Asia"
- Prof. Morris Rossabi, "Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times"
- Prof. Wheeler Thackston, "The Babur-Namah"
- Dr. Alicia Campi, "The Relationship between Mongolia & Tibet - Past and Present"
- Dr. Mark Norell, "Paleontologist's Discoveries in Mongolia"
- Dr. Sheila S. Blair, "Rashid al-Din's History of the World"
- Mr. Charles Undeland, "Central Asia, Fragments of Empires"
The Indo-Mongolian Society's lecture series is co-sponsored by New
York University's Hagop Kevorkian
Center for Near Eastern Studies, and our meetings are held there
generally six times a year.
The Indo-Mongolian Society can be contacted by writing to P.O. Box
1119, L.I.C., N.Y. 11101
We do plan to issue a newsletter soon, those interested may write to
the above address for information.