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SOAS PhD student acts as Judge at 35th Nikon Photo Contest

Marine Cabos, a PhD student in the School’s Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, has recently returned to the UK from Shanghai where she acted as a judge at the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015.

14th May 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Conference “Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia”

CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Conference “Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, October 29, 30 and 31 2015.

17th March 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives.’ DEADLINE: 15 March 2015.

The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS invites papers for a symposium entitled ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives’ on July 3 2015. Abstracts of 150-200 words, as well as questions and expressions of interest, should be sent to: sg74@soas.ac.uk and at50@soas.ac.uk. 

16th February 2015

Dr Hettie Elgood MBE Recognition for SOAS Asian Art expert and advocate in New Year’s Honours

Dr Heather Elgood, Course Director of SOAS’ Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, has been awarded an MBE for 'Services to Higher Education and the Arts’ in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list. Since 1988 Dr Elgood has developed and run the Diploma, which has long been recognised for its excellence. 

30th December 2014

SOAS’ Department of History of Art and Archaeology in UK top 10 for research outputs

The Department of History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London has been ranked 8th out of 25 in the UK for its research into the visual arts, architecture and material culture of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  

18th December 2014

SOAS’ School of Arts among UK elite for research quality

The research of the School of Arts at SOAS, University of London, has been ranked in the UK top ten in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The quality of its research outputs was especially highly regarded, that of the Department of Music being placed first nationally and that of the Department of History of Art and Archaeology fourth.

18th December 2014

SOAS scholar secures Getty Foundation funding to explore art and archaeology of Crusades

Scott Redford newly appointed Nasser D. Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London has been awarded a two-year grant of $335,000 by the Getty Foundation to explore the art and archaeology of the Crusades.

6th October 2014

SOAS Exhibitions Manager judges craft in Beijing

John Hollingworth, Galleries and Exhibition Manager at the Brunei Gallery, was recently invited to act as judge for the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts in Beijing. John was asked to attend by the World Crafts Council AISBL and the China Arts and Crafts Association (China is currently President of the WCC).

5th September 2014

Anna Contadini SOAS academic awarded the ‘Premio Vallesina’

Anna Contadini, Professor of the History of Islamic Art at SOAS, University of London has been awarded the ‘Premio Vallesina 2014’ for the category ‘Culture’.

22nd July 2014

SOAS archaeologist awarded fellowship to explore early Chinese sculpture

Dr Lukas Nickel, a scholar on the archaeology of China at SOAS, University of London, has been awarded a Leverhume Research Fellowship to pursue a project on early Chinese sculpture.

22nd May 2014

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia ©Pia Conti Alphawood Scholarships 2014 now closed

Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in the Alphawood Scholarships at SOAS. There was an overwhelming response from a wide range of applicants and we received over 90 applications from 9 out of the 10 countries within the focus of the Scholarships. The successful candidates will be announced in May.

11th April 2014

SOAS scholar consults on Chinese Imperial porcelain for Japan broadcaster's flagship documentary

Dr Stacey Pierson, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Ceramics at SOAS, University of London, consulted on Chinese Imperial porcelain for  a documentary on the National Palace Museum of Taiwan by Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK.

2nd April 2014

SOAS scholar wins Fellowship from British Academy

Dr Konrad Hirschler, Reader in the History of the Near and Middle East at SOAS, University of London has been awarded a Mid-Career Fellowship from the British Academy for 2014/2015

19th March 2014

SOAS in Europe’s top ten for Arts and Humanities

SOAS, University of London has been ranked in Europe’s top ten universities for Arts and Humanities, according to the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, which ranked SOAS ninth in Europe and 26th in the world.

6th March 2014

Anna Contadini book SOAS Professor’s latest publication in ‘Brian Sewell’s essential art books of 2013’

The latest publication by Anna Contadini, Professor of the History of Islamic Art at SOAS, University of London has been listed in the highly respected art critic Brian Sewell’s essential art books of 2013.

23rd January 2014

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