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Talk on Buryat Culture
January 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 amFree
The territory of Buryatia—a region in south-eastern Siberia that historically was part of Mongol domains—was colonized by the Russian empire in the 17th century. The Russian state has for centuries suppressed Buryat language, culture and religious practices. The UNESCO World Atlas identifies Buryat as severely endangered. There is therefore an urgent need to preserve the Buryat language and culture from extinction.
To address this, the Buryat cultural project was created to sustain the Buryat cultural heritage for current and future generations, while strengthening community-based social capital. The project is led by Esuna Dugarova, a native Buryat who holds a PhD in Asian Studies from Cambridge University and is currently a visiting scholar at Columbia University. The project will convene a Buryat cultural forum in 2023, and as a lead up to the forum will conduct a talk on Buryat culture by a local Buryat teacher in the Buryat language with English translation. This project is funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
To attend the event, please register at [email protected], providing your name and affiliation and also briefly telling why this talk is of interest to you. A link to the talk will be provided upon registration.