Calendar of Events
Week beginning Monday 26 January 2015
- Literary Salons in Ottoman Damascus: A User’s Guide
Helen Pfeifer, Cambridge
- Women's Rights and the Arab Uprisings
Ahlem Belhadj, MD
- Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
This workshop is for Taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about and planning their Dissertation.
- PDHEP 1.8/2.8 Diversity, disability and difference
With Jackie Smyth, Diversity Adviser
- After the Honeymoon? The Next decade of South-South Development Cooperation
Prof Emma Mawdsley (Cambridge)
All welcome, no booking required.
- Silkworms and Science: Sericulture and the Economy in Punjab, c. 1850-1920
Jagjeet Lally (University College London)
- Embodying History and Re-Membering the Past: The "Memory House of Atatürk" as a Site of Remembering and Forgetting
Anna Zadrożna (PhD Candidate, Yeditepe University, Istanbul; Visiting Researcher, UCL)
- "Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India"
Sarath Davala, Renana Jhabval, Soumya Mehta and Guy Standing
- Profiting from History: A Dealer's Perspective on the Business of Art and its Contribution to Art History
Michael Backman (Michael Backman Ltd)
- The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism
Toby Matthiesen, University of Cambridge
Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.
- Water Culture Revival in Iran
Sara Kamalvand, HydroCity
- Time Management
- Language and Politics: Qur'anic Terms and Ideology
Heba Raouf (Cairo University)
- The Problem of Charismatic Violence
Linsey McGoey & Darren Thiel (Essex University)
- The Rise of the Worker Citizen
Prof Bridget Anderson (COMPAS)
- The Long Bridge at Seta: Reconsidering Daijøe Poetry
Dr Edward Kamens (Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC))
- Changing Family Relations in Rural China: Gender, Migration and Familial Support
Jieyu Liu, China Institute, SOAS University of London
- Cloth cleansed in fire, animals with incombustible fur, and how it all comes together in India and Eurasia
Dr Péter-Dániel Szántó (Oxford)
This talk will eluciate the meaning of the Sanskrit word agniśauca (‘cleansed in/by fire’), which can denote a kind of cloth and a kind of small animal. However, one cannot identify the true referent by relying on Indic sources alone. Looking to China, Inner Asia, and Mediaeval Europe, a remarkable shared belief emerges: the cloth cleansed in fire and the fur of small animals are actually one and the same thing.
- Studying and Research in Taiwan: Briefing on Scholarship and Research Funding Opportunities, and Youth Mobility Scheme
The presentation will introduce several major funding opportunities provided by Taiwan government.
- Agricultural Subsidies: The Case of the Common Agricultural Policy
Richard Kuper, Independent Researcher and Author of Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming (Pluto Press)
- Rhee Syngman in the first decade of the twentieth-century
Justin Youngchan Choi (SOAS, University of London)
- A Century of Knowledge Production at SOAS - Perspectives from the Law Department
The third lecture of a series of events which, in view of the school’s centenary in 2016-7, aims to reflect on a 100 years of knowledge production at SOAS.