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The Mongol Empire and its World

April 9, 2010 @ 9:00 am - April 10, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

Painted image of Chingiz Khan riding into battle from Rashid-al-Din (men on horses with swords and shields attacking standing men)

2010 Burdick-Vary Symposium:


David Morgan
Peter Jackson
Timothy May
Uli Schamiloglu
Anne Broadbridge
Morris Rossabi
Reuven Amitai
Angus Stewart
Andre Wink



FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 9:00 a.m. David Morgan, University of Wisconsin-Madison Welcome

9:15-10:00 a.m. David Morgan, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Persian and Non-Persian Historical Writing in the Mongol Empire”

10:00-11:00 a.m. Peter Jackson, University of Keele “It is as if their aim were the extermination of the species: The Mongol devastation in Western Asia in the first half of the 13th century”

11:00-11:15 a.m. Refreshment Break

11:15-12:15 a.m. Timothy May, North Georgia College & State U. “The Battle of Chakimaut and the Transformation of Steppe Warfare”

12:15-2:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

2:00-3:00 p.m. Uli Schamiloglu, University of Wisconsin-Madison “The Golden Horde in World History: From the 13th Century to the 21st Century”

3:00 -3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break

3:15-4:15 p.m. Anne Broadbridge, U. of Massachusetts “Imperial Women and Political Alliances in the Early Mongol Empire”



SATURDAY, April 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Morris Rossabi, CUNY & Columbia University “Mongolian Influence on the Ming Dynasty”

10:30-11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break

11:00-12:00 p.m. Reuven Amitai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem “The Impact of the Mongols on the History of Syria: short-term effects and the longue duree”

12:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

2:00-3:00 p.m. Angus Stewart, University of St. Andrews “Armenians, Mongols and Crusaders”

3:00-3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break

3:15-4:15 p.m. Andre Wink, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Mongols of the Indo-Afghan Frontier”

4:15-5:00 p.m. Open discussion

Saturday, April 10 Dinner: Lowell Center, Lower Lounge Cash Bar: 6:30 p.m. Dinner: 7:00 p.m.


Buffet Dinner Selections: Sliced Baked Tenderloin with Port Wine Sauce, Grilled Chicken Breast, Herbed Baked Cod; Sour Cream Potatoes, Wild Rice, Glazed Carrots and whole Green Beans, Salad bar, fresh fruit salad, Relish Tray, fresh Dinner Rolls, Beverages

For Dinner Reservations: Call Loretta Freiling at 262-3855 or e-mail: freiling@wisc.edu. Cost $30.00. Make check payable to Loretta Freiling; send to Institute for Research in the Humanities, University Club Building, 432 E. Campus Mall, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706.


April 9, 2010 @ 9:00 am
April 10, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
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Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, 53703 United States