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Between 25-26 May 2017 the city of Sofia and Centre for Advanced Study Sofia will host an International Workshop on Mongol Warfare history.

Here you can find everything you need to know about the event:

The Host City

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and also the largest city in the country with population of over 1.2 million people.

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The organizers of the international workshop “Mongol Warfare between Steppe and Sown: Military, Social and Cultural Perspectives“ planned the event with the intention to bring together various young scholars in Mongol imperial history that work on different aspects of the past of the largest contiguous land empire in the history of man-kind.
The very size of the United Mongol Empire and the Khanates that succeeded it determines the different research profile and educational background of the participants. The diverse composition of the international team reflects the global nature of the phenomenon that lies in the focus of its scholarly activities.

Academic Institutions
International Scholars

Thus, along the hosts from Bulgaria, participants from Israel, China, Turkey, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, France, Italy etc. will take part in the event. The keynote lecture will be delivered by prof. Michal Biran (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) – one of the leading specialists in the field of the medieval Mongol history and co-editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Mongol Empire. The moderators of the various panels will be established Bulgarian scholars or members of the international team.

Supported by

Centre for Advanced Study Sofia

The workshop is going to be held with the institutional and financial support of the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia, which is going to host the entire event. The aim of the organizers is to highlight the position of Sofia (and Bulgaria as a whole) as one of the research centers on the history of the medieval Eurasian nomads, and at the same time to stimulate further the interest in this field of studies among broader circle of local scholars and students by bringing them into contact with successful young researchers from diverse background.