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Congress of Mongolists: Over 300 Mongolists of the World to Convene in Ulaanbaatar

XII International Congress of Mongolists is held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, from August 9 to 14, 2023. The Congress is co-organized by the Office of the President of Mongolia, the Ministry of Education and Science, and the International Association for Mongol Studies. The central theme of the Congress is "Pax Mongolica and Historical Experience."

XII International Congress of Mongolists will have six sections:

  • Prehistory and History of Mongolia and the Mongols

  • Current Situation and Historical Development of Mongolian Language and Literature

  • Mongolian Society, Economy, Politics, and Legislation

  • Mongolia’s Relations with the Outside World

  • Mongolian Culture: Tradition and Innovation

  • Young Mongolists Conference

The organizers emphasized that the sections would examine the distinctive aspects of history, tradition, language, literature, society, economy, politics, relations with the outside world, and civilization of nomads.

The opening ceremony will be held at the State Palace on August 10, 2023. Mongolists with a Doctorate or higher degree are allowed to participate in Congress.

The Congress will feature presentations from 307 Mongolists from over 20 countries, including the United States, the Republic of Korea, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Canada, the Russian Federation, Poland, Türkiye, Hungary, Germany, China, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, Australia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Norway, Italy, and Denmark. Invitations to the Congress were sent to over 650 Mongolists from 36 countries between April 24 and May 15.

In addition to the main sections, the Congress will also host activities to support the young generation of Mongolists. This includes a conference for doctoral researchers, where 59 young Mongolists will present their work.

Academician S. Chuluun, Secretary-General of the International Association for Mongol Studies, said that the International Congress of Mongolists is the major conference that has been held every five years since 1959. On average 400 scholars from 30 countries participate in the Congress. The Congress is well recognized in the world for its number of participants, the breadth of its research, and its regularity.

source: MONTSAME

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