Personal data

Name:                  Mátyás Balogh

Birth:                   June, 1979, Miskolc, Hungary

Home:                  Hungary, 1095 Budapest, Mester u. 11. fe. 6.

Phone:                 (36-1) 215-12-69

Fax:                    

E-mail:                 matia1919@gmail.com

Office:                 Department of Inner Asian Studies

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
Hungary, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/B

Studies

  • Studied Mongolian Studies under the guidance of Ágnes Birtalan, and Alice Sárközy at University Loránd Eötvös 1999–2004. Graduated from University L. Eötvös in 2004 (diploma in Mongolian studies).
  • Studied Mongolian language and Ethnography at the Mongolian National University 2001-2002.
  • Studied Chinese language and Mongolian linguistics at the Choi Lubsanjab University in Mongolia.
  • Postgraduate student at the Dept. of Inner Asian Studies under the guidance Ágnes Birtalan (2005–).

Position held:

Assistant professor, Department of Inner-Asian Studies at the Eötvös Loránd University since 2005.

Field of interest

The Sino-Mongolian frontier region, Mongols in China, Shamanism and folk beliefs of the Mongolian peoples, Mongolic languages and dialects, Chinese language

Languages

Mongolian (including its different dialects, reading, speaking, writing advanced)

English (speaking, reading, writing, advanced)

Mandarin Chinese, (speaking, reading, writing, intermediate)

Russian (reading-intermediate, speaking -basic)

Professional experiences:

  • 2003. Three months of fieldwork in Mongolia conducting research on Buryat Shamanism
  • 2004-2005. Thirteen months fieldwork research in Mongolia on Buryat and Darkhat shamanism.
  • 2006. One month fieldwork research in the Republic of Kalmykia on popular religion.
  • 2007. Two month fieldwork research in Gansu and Qinghai provinces of China collecting materials concerning Deed Mongol and Minhe Monguor dialect, and the folk religion of Amdo Tibetans, Deed Mongols and Minhe Monguors.
  • 2008 Two month fieldwork research in Gansu, Qinghai, Jilin provinces and in Inner-Mongolia China on Mongolian dialects and religiousity
  • 2012 One month fieldwork research in Qinghai province, Henan Mongol Autonomous County

Congresses and workshops

  • International Congress of young Mongolists 2004. Ulaanbaatar
  • International Congress of Mongolists dedicated to the 70th birthday of Prof. G. Kara 2005. Ulaanbaatar
  • Conference Dadicated to Prof. Katalin Kőhalmi’s 80th Birthday 2006. Budapest
  • Young Mongolists European Workshop 2007. Songeons, France
  • The Science Today: Evolution and Revolution? Workshop 2007. Budapest
  • International Conference of IASSR, shamanic studies 2007. Dobogókő, Hungary
  • Conference on Contemporary Mongolian Society 2008. Vancouver, Canada
  • Conference of European Mongolists 2008 Budapest
  • Conference of European Mongolists 2008 Budapest
  • Monguors, Their Language and Culture, International Symposium at ELTE Budapest 2012.
  • Conference dedicated to the memory of Prof. Lajos Ligeti, at ELTE Budapest 2012.

PUBLICATION

Forthcoming, Henan-Oyrat: An Extinguishing Idiom of the Qinghai-Gansu Border.

Mongols from the Hingan to the Altai: Desires and Opportunities under Different Economic Conditions and Cultural Environments in North-China

Published:

Deed-Mongol a Practical Approach to the Dialect In: Ágnes Birtalan (ed.), Oirad and Kalmyk Linguistic Essays, ELTE Eötvös Kiadó, 2012, pp. 177-96.

A Consistent and Convenient way to Romanize Cyrillic Mongolian In: Mongol sudlal (MUIS, Mongol xel, soyoliin surguuli), Vol. XXXIV (360), Ulaanbaatar, 2012, pp. 264-76.

Contemporary Shamanism in Mongolia In: Asian Ethnicity Vol. 11 Issue 2 Routledge Tailor & Francis Group, Taipei 2010.  pp. 229-38

Fekete és Fehér sámánok beavató szertartásainak hagyománya, szabályrendszere és változatai a mongóliai burjátok körében. In: Birtalan Ágnes (szerk.) Védelmező istenségek és démonok Mongóliában és Tibetben ( Őseink Nyomán Belső-Ázsiában IV) .  2010 pp. 157-72. Title in English:   The Traditions, Rules and Variaties of the Consecration Rituals of Black and White Shamans among the Mongolian Buryats

Introduction to the Present-Day Shamanic Practices of the  Buryats in Mongolia In: Hoppál Mihály, Simonkay Zsuzsanna (eds.)  Shamans Unbound Akadémiai Kiadó Budapest 2008. pp. 165-77

Shamanism in Present-Day Mongolia and a Review of Some Related Books In: Molnár Ádám (ed.) Shaman  Vol.16. Nos. 1-2 spring-autumn 2008.,  pp. 95-100.

A Mongóliai burját  sámánok viselete és eszközei In: Hoppál Kál Bulcsú (szerk.) Vallástudományi tanulmányok 7-8 Előadások a vallásról Budapest 2007.  pp. 69-80. Title in English Title: On the Attire and Paraphernaila of the Mongolian Buryat Shamans.

A sámánizmus régi és új formái Mongóliában In: Birtalan Ágnes és Yamaji Masanori (szerk.) Orientalista Nap 2005, 2007 MTA Orientalisztikai Bizottság, Budapest, 2008. pp. 12-20. Title in English: Old and New Forms of Shamanism in Mongolia

Shamanic Traditions, Rites and Songs Among the Mongolian Buriads: Meeting a Shamaness and Her Assistant, In: Molnár Ádám (ed.) Shaman Vol. 15. No. 1-2 Spring-Autumn 2007. pp. 88-116

A mongóliai burját sámánizmus ma In: Csirkés Ferenc, Csorba Csaba, Sudár Balázs, Takács Zoltán Bálint (szerk.) Függőkert, Orientalisztikai  tanulmányok 2,   Budapest, 2005. pp. 91-106. Title in English: Contemporary Buryat Shamanism in Mongolia

O. Süxbaatar Mongóliaigazdaszellemek áldozóhelyeiről, című cikkének magyarra fordítása In: Birtalan Ágnes (szerk.) Őseink nyomában Belső-Ázsiában III. Helyszellemek  kultusza  Mongóliában. III. Szerk.,  Új Mandátum Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2004. Title in English: Translation of O. Süxbaatar's article: On the Sacrificing Places of Mongolian Owning Spirits.

Buriad böögiin šanar “Burját sámánok beavató szertartása” In: Jaluu mongolč erdemtediin ix xural „Fiatal Mongolisták Konferenciája” Ulaanbaatar, 2004. pp. 1-3. Title in English: The Buryat Shamans' Consecration Ritual