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Emerging Subjects Public Lecture, Television Interview, and Podcast

Hedwig AWaters19 May 2019

Сайн байцгаана уу, хүндэт уншигчдаа (Greetings, dear readers),

A little news on the media front. Our project is slowly reaching its administrative end—although, never fear, more will be heard from us in the coming months in our open access books and blog posts. As such, Rebecca Empson and Bumochir Dulam recently met in Mongolia for concluding talks with our advisory board (which will be discussed in a coming blog post) and select public appearances.

First, they gave a public lecture at the National University of Mongolia (see images) on some preliminary results of our research project.

Second, Rebecca and Bumochir gave a television interview with Jargalsaikhan Defacto on the Defacto show. It can be found in English with Mongolian subtitles here.

Third, Rebecca and Bumochir gave a podcast interview with the ‘Rain in the Room’ podcast hosted by the Department of Literature and Fine Arts at the National University of Mongolia. This interview focuses on the ethnographic concept of ‘temporary possession’ as developed in the recent Cultural Anthropology series. This podcast can be found in English and Mongolian here.

Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts. And please don’t hesitate to contact us directly or below if you have any comments or questions.

Review of Five Heads (Tavan Tolgoi)

Hedwig AWaters27 March 2019

We are pleased to announce new developments regarding our Five Heads exhibition!

As discussed in a previous post, our Five Heads Exhibition was ceremoniously launched in August 2018 in accompaniment of a book—’Five Heads (Tavan Tolgoi): Art, Anthropology and Mongol Futurism‘. Published by the prestigious Sternberg Press, the book is beautifully edited by Hermione Spriggs and ensembles ethnographic writings and artistic musings from our team’s researcher/artist pairs as an ode to an emergent hopeful future within the dissonance of Mongolia’s contemporary resource-focused economy. Importantly, you can now find Spriggs’ edited collection here and read a critical review from the LSE Review of Books here.