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MA students curate exhibitions in the Lady David Gallery

Students on the School of Arts’ ‘Curating Cultures’ MA module have curated five exhibitions in the Lady David Gallery at SOAS.

10th December 2015

Professor Anna Contadini and Dr Rachel Harris participate in International Conference on "Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia"
The conference is being held at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, October 29-31 2015. It is organised by the Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies (IISMC) of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in cooperation with Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI); Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; CNRS/CETOBAC, Paris; and SOAS, University of London.

28th October 2015

Cambodian ministerial delegation at SOAS to plan major restoration of Banteay Chhmar temple

Cambodian ministerial delegation visits SOAS to plan major restoration of Banteay Chhmar temple. SOAS Field School to deliver on-site training in a broad range of skills associated with temple's conservation.

13th October 2015

Journal special issue on African photography guest edited by Dr Charles Gore

A Special Issue of the journal African Arts focused on African photography has been guest edited by Dr Charles Gore, Senior Lecturer in the History of African Art, SOAS.

24th September 2015

NSS 2015 2 SOAS tops London institutions for teaching, according to students

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating of 89%.

12th August 2015

International symposium explores the mysterious 13th century emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia

Scholars from around the world joined the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme (SAAAP) at SOAS, University of London for a ground-breaking research symposium on how the 'southern' Theravada Buddhism moved into ancient Cambodia.

24th July 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

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 art historian curates exhibition for acclaimed Chinese artist

Dr Shane McCausland, Reader in the History of Art of China at SOAS, University of London has curated an exhibition of work by Ding Yi, one of the most celebrated artists in China today.

2nd June 2015

The beauty of geometry in Islamic design revealed by SOAS alumnus in new TED-Ed talk

The extensive use of geometry in Islamic design has been revealed in a new TED-Ed talk by SOAS alumnus Eric Broug.

27th May 2015

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

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