This summer, the American Center for Mongolian Studies launched the Interdisciplinary Mongolia Field School Program. Students and faculty gathered in Ulaanbaatar for 19 days to visit sites around the capital and in other provinces and to learn field research techniques in relation to archaeology, migration, and renewable energy.
Students, faculty, and lifelong-learners from North America and Mongolia have gathered in Ulaanbaatar to attend the first summer field school program being organized by the American Center for Mongolian Studies. After an initial orientation at Mongolia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the American Corner at the Natsagdorj Public Library, participants will have several site visits around Ulaanbaatar and will then travel to Khuvsgul, Selenge, and Darkhan-Uul provinces learning field research techniques. The program will conclude back in Ulaanbaatar on August 16.The Mongolia Field School is a summer educational program catered to North American students, instructors and life-long learners on Mongolia’s archaeology, sociology, and energy case studies. The program will be taught by North American instructors from NOMAD Science, Macalester College, Hobart and William Smith College in America, and Royal Roads University in Canada, as well as Mongolian co-instructors from National Museum of Mongolia, National University of Mongolia, and Ghent University in Belgium.