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SOAS in the media Friday 3 July 2015

A round up of this week's coverage

3rd July 2015

Study of Religions introduces new module on Shi'a Islam

A new module titled ‘Shi'a Islam: Religious Authority and Community Identity’ will be available from the start of the 2015-16 academic year for Year 2 or Year 3 undergraduate students as part of the Study of Religion’s comprehensive academic programme.

30th June 2015

SOAS academic co-authors latest V&A exhibition catalogue

The exhibition catalogue for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s latest exhibition Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860 is co-authored by Dr Crispin Branfoot, senior lecturer in South Asian Art and Archaeology.

30th June 2015

Valerie Amos Valerie Amos to be ninth Director of SOAS, University of London

Valerie Amos has been appointed 9th Director of SOAS, University of London. The former politician and senior UN official will take up the role in September 2015, following the retirement of Professor Paul Webley.

29th June 2015

SOAS in the media Friday 26 June 2015

A round up of this week's coverage

26th June 2015

Competition heats up between SOAS' five global challenge teams

The five teams that have signed up for the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) are well on the way to reaching the half way mark of their 100 day programme.

25th June 2015

Ziba Mir-Hosseini SOAS law scholar recognised for advancing the public understanding of religion

Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Professorial Research Associate (School of Law) and a pioneer in the field of Islamic feminism, has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion.

23rd June 2015

SOAS secures 3 years more funding for student scholarships, travel grants and enterprise activities

Funding for scholarships, travel grants for students and researchers, as well as a range of student enterprise activities and internships has been secured for at least another three years as SOAS, University of London formally renewed its partnership agreement with Santander.

19th June 2015

First-hand perspectives on peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Political figures from different sides of the Sri Lankan conflict come together at SOAS to discuss their experiences of peace building: ‘Public Dialogue on Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka’ on 1 July 2015

19th June 2015

Honorary Fellows 2015 SOAS honours Grammy award-winning musician and two distinguished scholars, one a Nobel Prize-winning author, at Graduation Ceremonies

SOAS honours two distinguished figures from academia, sinologist Dr Frances Wood and Nobel Prize-winning author J M Coetzee, and Grammy award-winning musician Toumani Diabaté at 2015 Graduation Ceremonies

19th June 2015

SOAS in the media Friday 19 June 2015

A round up of this week's coverage.

19th June 2015

SOAS students launch ‘Ramadan Tent’ for third successive year

Ramadan Tent Project, an award-winning SOAS student-led initiative, has kicked off for its third successive year, inviting members of the public, Muslims and non-Muslims, to break fast together (known as Iftar) each day during the month of Ramadan at its location in Malet Street Gardens.

18th June 2015

Portia Owusu SOAS PhD student awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarship

SOAS PhD student Portia Owusu, Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa, has secured a yearlong Fulbright scholarship to attend the University of Kansas in the United States.

18th June 2015

SOAS alumni visit Ding Yi exhibition in Shanghai

A SOAS, University of London alumni event was recently held in Shanghai at the exhibition of work by Ding Yi, one of the most celebrated artists in China today, curated by art historian Dr Shane McCausland.

18th June 2015

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