Supporting Scholars, Bridging Cultures


Supporting Scholars, Bridging Cultures

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is a non-profit educational organization that supports the development of Mongolian Studies and academic exchanges with Inner Asia.


Visit Mongolia

With the lowest population density of any country on earth, Mongolia has plenty of room to explore. We can help with:

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Our office in Ulaanbaatar offers a variety of fellowships and programs for emerging scholars including:

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Mongolian Studies

Our main office in Ulaanbaatar includes a Research Library where members can loan books and access JSTOR. We also offer:

Recent News

ACMS 20th Anniversary Celebration!

On June 4, 2024 the ACMS held a celebration event for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the ACMS Ulaanbaatar office. See photos and videos from the event here ...
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Maury Kravitz Library Donation!

On May 30, 2024 the ACMS held a ceremony to officially receive a donation from the family of Maury Kravitz of the library of Chinggis Khan related books that Mr. ...
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Speaker Series | Christina Adams

Join us Tuesday, July 2nd at 4:00 PM in the American Corner in the Ulaanbaatar City Library for a special ACMS Speaker Series and Book-Launch / Signing event for the ...
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Recent Research Notes

Dippers in the Altai

Mongolia Field Note #15  ‣  Author: Andrew Laurie Background The White-throated Dipper, or Гялаан омруут харзлай, (Cinclus cinclus) is distributed from Europe to China, including upland parts of Mongolia.    Andrew […]
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Ethnoarchaeology of Mongolian Hide and Fiber Crafts

Author: Kristen Pearson  |  Mongolia is one of the few places in the world with environmental conditions favorable to the long-term preservation of organic materials, such as textile, leather, and wood.
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Ikh Nart: An Archaeological Treasure Trove

Author: Blake Epstein  |  Looking at the linguistic landscape of Mongolia enhances our knowledge about Mongolians’ use of language and literacy in their daily lives.
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