Subject: Special VPS session in celebration of the 110th birth anniversary of Francis Woodman Cleaves

ACMS Virtual Speaker Series
Panel session:
Francis Woodman Cleaves: In celebration of his 110th birth anniversary

July 14, 9:00 p.m. (ULAT)
July 14, 1:00 p.m. (GMT)
July 14, 9:00 a.m. (EDT)

The pre-recorded session will premiere on ACMS YouTube channel at the link below:
Dr. Tumurtogoo's talk: "The Mongolian Studies works of F.W. Cleaves"
Dr. Atwood's talk: "The Professor I knew: His Legacy as a Scholar"
Dr. Saruul-Erdene's talk: "The Life of Cleaves as Seen Through Some Items in His Library"

ACMS is digitizing the works of the renowned Mongolist Francis Woodman Cleaves. We're planning to conduct another trip to the F.W. Cleaves library to scan more of his works. Please consider donating to this project to help us save these rare and invaluable works in the field of Mongolian Studies!

To learn more and to donate, please visit: 
About the Presenters:

Dr. Prof. and Academician Tumurtogoo Domii is well known for his work in early Mongolian linguistics, and the study of ancient inscriptions. He has worked for the MSUE, NUM, and MAS, as a lecturer, Chairman, and member of the Academic Board, respectively. He has had visiting professorships at universities in India, Japan, and Germany. He’s also an honorary professor at 5 universities in Mongolia and China. The journals where he has served as editor or member of the editorial board, include, Scripta, Altai Hakpo, Mongolica Pragensia, and many others. He has been serving as a senior scholar at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and the International Association of Mongolian Studies.

Dr. Christopher P. Atwood (A.B. Harvard University, 1986; Ph.D. 1994, Indiana University) is a professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches the history of Mongolia and the Inner Asian borderlands of China. His research ranges from the Mongol empire to the early twentieth century, with a focus on ethnicity, state-building, and ideology. Major works include Young Mongols and Vigilantes in Inner Mongolia’s Interregnum Decades (2002), Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire (2004), and Rise of the Mongols: Five Chinese Sources (2021). He is currently working on a new translation of the Secret History of the Mongols to be published by Penguin.

Dr. Saruul-Erdene Myagmar (Мягмар Саруул-Эрдэнэ) has a PhD in Linguistics and works as Mongolian Specialist/Librarian in the Asian & Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress. He is also the Special Correspondent of the Daily News (Oedriin Sonin) in Washington D.C. and is a board member of the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS). He has previously been a Mongolian Language Instructor at the Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State (2007-2019); Visiting Scholar at Indiana University (2002-2007); and Lecturer at the Mongolian State University of Education (1994-2002).
About ACMS:
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The Virtual Speaker Series promotes information exchange on a variety of subjects related to Mongolia and is free and open to the public.
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