63rd Annual Meeting of the PIAC

Dear Reader,

due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 63rd Annual Meeting which was scheduled for 2020 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, had to be postponed to August 26–28, 2021. The pandemic situation, however, relentlessly continued as a global emergency  into this year 2021, making a reunion impossible again. So, instead of postponing the Annual Meeting for another year, it was decided to overcome health concerns and travel restrictions by conducting the 63rd Annual Meeting in electronic form.

August 26, 2021, witnessed the opening ceremony of the 63rd Annual Meeting and successful sessions of the first day. The number of active participants  is close to 50. The programme is available here.

Besides a report on the homepage of the Institute for Language and Literature at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, there are also first Mongolian media reports (e.g. by mpress.mn) on the PIAC.

Oliver Corff, August 26, 2021.