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SOAS scholar secures ERC funding for research on road infrastructure in South Asia

Dr Edward Simpson, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London has received a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant of almost €2 million for his research project on ethnographic approaches to infrastructure development in South Asia.

12th February 2014

David Mosse book pic SOAS scholar awarded for ‘Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies’

The latest publication by Professor David Mosse, Head of Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has been named winner of Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies (History/Ethnography) 2009-2013 by the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies.

31st January 2014

Dr Audrey Cantlie

SOAS, University of London regrets to announce the death of Dr Audrey Cantlie on 6th December 2013.

16th December 2013

Marloes Janson book pic SOAS scholar publishes first book on Tablighi Jama'at in Africa

Dr Marloes Janson, Lecturer in Anthropology at SOAS, University of London has published a monograph on the transnational Islamic missionary movement in Africa, the Tablighi Jama'at.

12th December 2013

SOAS professor historical consultant for BBC’s ‘The Ottomans’

Benjamin Fortna, Professor in the History of the Middle East at SOAS, University of London served as an historical consultant for the BBC Two series 'The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors'.

9th October 2013

SOAS alumnus to provide lectures on India’s Deccan

SOAS alumnus, George Michell, authority on Indian architecture, gives a series of lectures on the Deccan at SOAS next month

25th September 2013

SOAS anthropologist's exhibition on mud masons of Mali opens at Smithsonian Institution

Trevor Marchand, Professor of Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London has co-curated an exhibition featuring the masons of Djenné for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.

29th August 2013

NSS image SOAS student satisfaction at highest level since NSS survey began

The 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) shows that SOAS, University of London has increased its overall student satisfaction by 4%.  88% of final year SOAS students say they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, the highest level of satisfaction achieved since the survey began, and 4% above the sector average.  

14th August 2013

Exhibition marks Livingstone bicentenary

'The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives' at SOAS, University of London marks the bicentenary of the birth of Dr David Livingstone with an exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, 22 October 2013 – 22 March 2014.

13th August 2013

London teenagers get a taste of university life at SOAS Summer Club

The SOAS Students’ Union successfully launched the SOAS Summer Club this year, offering London teenagers, aged between 13 and 16 years old, the opportunity to experience university life.

6th August 2013

David Mosse pic British Academy honour for SOAS scholar

Professor David Mosse, Head of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

19th July 2013

Conference looks at Mali in transition

SOAS' Centre of African Studies, in partnership with ASAUK, Goldsmith's College and the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, is holding the conference 'Mali in Transition' at SOAS on 29 and 30 May.

21st May 2013

Gender Studies offers critical lens for interdisciplinary study of SOAS regions

SOAS Centre for Gender Studies (CGS) hosts a two-day workshop to explore new directions for the discipline.

3rd May 2013

Anthropology collaborates with universities in Palestine and Ethiopia

The anthropology of travel, tourism and pilgrimage (ATTP) took centre stage at an event marking major collaborations between SOAS, University of London and universities in Ethiopia and Palestine.

5th April 2013

SOAS Summer School courses explore key international issues

Students can explore today’s challenging international issues in a series of short courses being run at SOAS, University of London this summer.

4th March 2013

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