66th Meeting Göttingen, 2024: Programme

Version of July 4, 11:43 EST

66th Annual Meeting of the PIAC

Around the Altai – regional contributions to the Altaic World

June 30th to July 5th, 2024

Permanent International Altaistic Conference
State and University Library, Georg August University Goettingen
In cooperation with the
Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Lower Saxony

With the support of the German Research Foundation (DFG)


Sunday, June 30th, 2024

Arrival in Göttingen
18:30 Welcome Dinner and Informal Come Together at the restaurant Kartoffelhaus, Goetheallee 8

Monday, July 1st, 2024

06:30–08:00 Breakfast at hotel
08:00–09:00 Registration at the Academy of Sciences, Geiststraße 10
09:00 Opening Ceremony

Welcome speech by the Vice-President of the University of Goettingen, Prof. Dr. Hanewinkel

Welcome speech by the director of the SUB, Prof. Dr.Dr.hc Thomas Kaufmann

Welcome speech by Prof. Dr. Jens Peter Laut, Vice President of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Lower Saxony

Welcome speech by Dr. Oliver Corff, Secretary-General of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC)

10:30 Johannes Reckel (Göttingen): Pictures on stones from the Altai: The centre of the Bronze Age and the Scythian world
11:30–12:30 Lunch
12:30–15:00 Confessions
15:00–15:20 Coffee Break
Section 1: Inner Asia: History and Culture
Chair: Peter Zieme
15:20 Barbara Kellner-Heinkele (Berlin): Tibet and its Chaghatay Neighbours According to the Eyewitness Account of Mirza Haydar Dughlat
15:40 Uli Schamiloglu (Astana): The Origin of the Ulus Emirs Revisited
16:00 Christine Bell (Berlin): The Parthian Shot and its Curious Impact on Fashion
16:20 Sándor Papp: A Divan Interpreter’s Inşâ-Book and its Place in the Ottoman and Hungarian Historiography
16:40–17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 Shynaray Burkitbayeva (Almaty): About place names in Kazakhstan
17:20 Funda Güven (Astana): Women and their Voices in the Book of Dede Korkut
17:40 Narbibish Shamuradov Shammayeva (Turkmenabat): The Imagery of Turkmen Idioms based on Myths
18:30 Dinner

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024

Section 2: Around the Altai
Chair: Anna V. Dybo
09:00 Alsu Shamsutova (Konya): The Image of Umai in Altai and Tatar Ornaments
09:20 Michal Schwarz (Brünn): Altai in Ancient Southern Connections
09:40 Kinga Szálkai (Budapest): Russian Territorial Expansion and the Patterns of Traditional Colonization in the Altay Region: A Comparative Analysis
10:00 Synaru Kadyrovna Alymkulova (Bishkek): The cradle is the source of beauty (the meaning of the cradle among peoples in the Altai world)
10:20 Saule Tazhibayeva (Astana), Irina Nevskaya (Frankfurt), Sholpan Zharkynbekova (Astana): Kazakhs Living in the Altai Mountains – Research on the Language of Kazakh Repatriates to Kazakhstan
10:40 Coffee Break
Section 3: Siberia
Chair: Marcel Erdal
11:00 Anna V. Dybo (Moscow): Building a low level Genealogical Tree based on Ordered Rules: Divergence and Convergence among the Turkic Dialects of Southern Siberia
11:20 Peter Zieme (Berlin): tag arıg — Mountains and forests in Old Uighur literature
11:40 Catherine Alice Vollgraff Crowther (Paris): Forgotten Fragments from Semipalatinsk once held by Giessen University Library
12:00 Michael Knüppel (Kassel/Liaocheng): The Historical Language Records of Yakut at the turn of the 18th and 19th Centuries and their Significance for the Historical-Comparative Lexicography of Yakut
12:20–13:20 Lunch Break
Section 4: Turkic Languages and Cultures
Chair: Orcun Ünal
13:20 Uyangga (Budapest): Proverbs as a window: The case of multilingual textbooks of the Qing Dynasty
13:40 László Károly (Uppsala)/ Guglielmo Zucconi (Vienna): A Turkic Medical Treatise from the 17th Century Central Asia
14:00 Zeki Kaymaz (Bornova-Izmir): El-İdrak Haşiyesi in terms of the history of the Turkish language
14:20 Hans Nugteren (Göttingen): Remains of Older Turkic Languages Preserved in the Amdo Region
14:40 Betül Özbay (Istanbul): Inheritance Rights of Woman in Turfan Civil Documents
15:00 Coffee Break
15:20 Gulshen Sakhatova (Nicosia/Göttingen): Allusion and Intertextuality in Magtymguly’s Poems – Lost in Translation
15:40 Sultan Tulu (Muğla): About the newly discovered Bursa manuscript of the Dede Korkut Book
16:00 Hacer Tokyürek (Kayseri): On the Completion of the Old Uyghur Altun Yaruk Sudur Text According to Chinese and Mongolian Texts
16:20 Liu Ge (Xi’an): V. V. Radlov’s Uyghur Alphabet Studies
16:40 Firat Başbuğ (Istanbul): Social Semiotics and Linguistic Functions of Turkish Social Media: A Study of #Hashtag Usage (postponed)
17:00 Olga Lundysheva (Leiden)/ Anna Turanskaya (Moscow): In search of kšanti: unknown Old Uyghur confession tradition
17:20 Andreas Waibel (Kazan Federal University): Alleged Case Stacking in Chuvash and Other Enigmata
17:40–18:40 Business Meeting
19:00 Dinner at the restaurant Kartoffelhaus, Goetheallee 8

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024

09:00 Visit to the Historical Reading Room of the State and University Library (Presentation of Oriental manuscripts) in two groups
12:00 Lunch
13:30–19:00 Excursion to the historical town of Hannoversch-Münden by train
19:30 Dinner at the restaurant Kartoffelhaus, Goetheallee 8

Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Section 5: The world and languages of the Mongols and Manchu
Session A: Chair: Miyawaki-Okada Junko
09:00 Adengga (Hohhot/Ulanbaatar): A Comparative Study between the Seal Symbols (Tamga) of the Huns and Mongolian Banner Sülde
09:20 Batujirigala (Ordos, Otog Banner): Ordos Rock Paintings
09:40 Ákos Bertalan Apatóczky (Budapest/Vienna): Corrigenda to earlier reconstructions of Middle Mongolian data from Sino-Mongolian glossaries
10:00 Orcun Ünal (Göttingen): A Re-evaluation of the Vocabulary of the Khüis Tolgoi and Bugut Inscriptions with an Emphasis on Turkic Loan Words
10:20 Hurcabaatur Solonggod (Cologne): The Alphabet of the Brāhmi Script and the Inscription of Khüis Tolgoi (HT1)
10:40 Coffee Break
Session B
Chair: Apatóczky Ákos Bertalan
11:00 Enkhsuvd Bayarsaikhan (Ulaanbaatar/Bonn): A Study on the Lexical Frequency in Mongolian Primary Sources of the 13th to 14th Century
11:20 Ines Stolpe (Bonn): Zud and Educational Opportunities in Mongolia
11:40 Saitô Yoshio (Tokyo) / Yurong / Maekawa Kikuo: Partial Decay of Vowel Harmony in Modern Eastern Mongolian
12:00 Ilya Gruntov / Olga Mazo (Haifa): Cardinal Points and Spatial/Temporal Orientation Systems in Mongolic Languages
12:20 Kyoko Maezono (Jena): Chinese Loanwords in Mongolian, Manju and Japanese
12:40–13:40 Lunch Break
Session C
Chair: OlIver Corff
13:40 Ziemer, Antje (Berlin): Crossing Borders: The Library Exchange Between the Mongolian People’s Republic and the German Democratic Republic (1949–1990)
14:00 Julie Pauline Marie Lefort (Paris): At the Edge of Altaic and Chinese Worlds: Chinese Borrowed Verbs in Dongxiang Mongolian
14:20 Miyawaki-Okada Junko (Tokyo): For the Japanese translation of the Biography of Zaya Pandita
14:40 Hiroyuki Nagamine (Oyama): The Turco-Mongolian Tradition in the Later Jochid Historiography: What Did They Refer to?
15:00 Mehmet Ölmez (Istanbul): Sanskrit Loanwords in Uighur–Mongolian Script Texts
15:20 Coffee Break
Session D
Chair: Ilya Gruntov
15:40 Hartmut Walravens (Berlin): The First European Translation of the Jin Ping Mei (1869).
16:00 Ondřej Srba (Brünn), Genealogy in the local oral tradition of Western Mongolia and its current renewal
16:20 Ding Shiqing / Guo Weishi (Peking): The Hierarchical View of the Relationship between Daur and Manchu in the Qing Dynasty
16:40 Coffee Break
17:00 Sherman Han (Hawaii): Emperor Qianlong’s Poetry on the Revolts in Taiwan
17:20 Enkhbat Munkhtsetseg (Ulaanbaatar): The Contribution of Manchu Researchers in Mongolia to the Development of Altaic Studies
17:40 Kao Hsiang-tai (Paris): Differential subject and object marking in Manchu
18:00 Closing Session
19:00 Dinner at the restaurant Kartoffelhaus, Goetheallee 8

Friday, July 5th, 2024

The programme for Friday is optional
10:00 Visit of the Cultural Studies Divisional Library of Goettingen University
13:00 Lunch (self paid)
14:00 Farewell