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The “16th International Conference on Mongolian Studies” was held

The “16th International Conference on Mongolian Studies” was successfully held on February 2-3, 2024, at the Smithsonian Institution in the United States.

Organized annually by the Embassy of Mongolia in the United States of America in collaboration with the Mongolian Cultural Center, the conference was attended by representatives from the George Washington University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Kansas, Rutgers University, University of Delaware, Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, Western Washington University, East Tennessee State University. Additionally, scholars from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, along with a total of 33 scientists and researchers from institutions such as Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture, City University, Mongolian Conservatory, and the Owen Lattimore Research Center, delivered speeches and engaged in discussions.

Over 150 guests attended the conference, actively participating in the two-day event.

In his opening speech at the conference, Ambassador U. Batbayar expressed, “The United States has a rich history and heritage of Mongolian studies, and the role of Mongolian scholars in the United States is crucial for the advancement of Mongolian studies worldwide.” He emphasized the importance of regularly expanding regional conferences on Mongolian studies in North America.

During the conference, the following sessions were conducted: “Mongolian History,” “Literature,” “Culture and Art,” “Linguistics,” “Owen Lattimore Studies,” “Library and Information Technology,” “Gender Issues,” and “Education.” Additionally, Mongolian Photographers’ Society’s photo exhibition titled “Mongolia Captured” was showcased at the Smithsonian Institution. Guests and representatives had the opportunity to explore rare books and significant research works about Mongolia from the Asian section of Library of Congress. This conference was distinguished by its venue at the Smithsonian Institution, one of the most prestigious organizations in the cultural sector.