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SOAS in the media Friday 31 October 2014

A round up of this week's news.

31st October 2014

SOAS Radio Director co-produces and develops lyrics for song about Ebola

Carlos Chirinos, Director of SOAS Radio at SOAS, University of London has co-produced and developed the key messages in a song raising awareness about Ebola in Africa, sung by a collective of African musicians.

31st October 2014

SOAS student’s research into Saharawi culture forms new British Library collection

Violeta Ruano, a SOAS PhD student in Ethnomusicology, has been conducting research into Saharawi culture and politics for almost three years and has recently had her work adapted into a British Library collection.

30th October 2014

SOAS alumnus Nick Mulvey up for a second Mercury Prize

Former SOAS student Nick Mulvey, BA Music Studies, has been nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize for his first solo album First Mind.

30th October 2014

SOAS’ popular MOOC programme ready to launch again

SOAS, University of London’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled ‘Understanding Research Methods’ was launched in June this year and attracted over 40,000 students from around the world. Its second run will begin on 3 November 2014.

29th October 2014

SOAS in the media Friday 24 October 2014

A round up of this week's news.

24th October 2014

SOAS Director Paul Webley signs and seals Senate House contracts

On Monday 20 October, Director of SOAS Paul Webley signed and sealed the Senate House North Block (SHNB) contracts, a ceremony of significance as it formally allows the School to move forward into the construction phase of the SHNB project.

23rd October 2014

Kallis Visiting Professor joins SOAS to help develop political ecology research

Professor Giorgos Kallis, a leading political ecologist at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, has been awarded a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship to join the department of Development Studies for a period of one year beginning in January 2015.

22nd October 2014

Peter Austin SOAS academic honoured by Sweden’s Uppsala University

Professor Peter K. Austin, Märit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Languages at Uppsala University, Sweden.

22nd October 2014

GDAI Residential School 2015, Marrakech, Morroco: Call for applications

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, in association with SOAS and the Centre of African Studies, University of London, is organising a Residential School from 22-25 March 2015 on the topic of ‘Governance and Development in Africa’.

22nd October 2014

SOAS Food Studies Centre partners with award-winning international food journal Gastronomica on distinguished lectures series

Famed chef and cookbook writer Yotam Ottolenghi will speak as part of the SOAS Food Studies Centre Distinguished Lecture Series, inaugurating a productive new partnership between the SOAS Food Studies Centre and the interdisciplinary food journal Gastronomica.

21st October 2014

Indonesia Kontemporer 2014 at SOAS: record numbers

The festival drew in an estimated 1,400 people last week for its day long programme inspired by Indonesian arts and cultural traditions

19th October 2014

SOAS in the media Friday 17 October 2014

A round up of this week's news.

17th October 2014

Festival of Indonesian arts and culture at SOAS this weekend

The annual Indonesia Kontemporer takes place this weekend on 18 October at the Russell Square campus of SOAS, University of London.

16th October 2014

SOAS scholar discusses latest book at Asia's largest gay and lesbian film festival

Dr Ben Murtagh, Senior Lecturer in Indonesian and Malay at SOAS, University of London recently spoke at Q! Film Festival in Jakarta about his latest book Genders and Sexualities in Indonesian Cinema.

15th October 2014

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