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World leading research of SOAS’ Faculty of Arts and Humanities recognised in REF

The research of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at SOAS, University of London has been recognised in the UK’s top quartile for research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

18th December 2014

SOAS and Birkbeck announced as newest members of influential Arts and Humanities Consortium

SOAS, University of London and Birkbeck, University of London have been announced as the newest members of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), a research organisation that already has several other leading research universities as members.

11th December 2014

toumaniandsidiki Album produced by SOAS academic nominated at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Dr Lucy Durán, Senior Lecturer in African Music, has produced an album that has been announced as a nominee in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

10th December 2014

Emmon Bach Tribute to Emmon Bach

The Linguistics Department is deeply saddened to announce that Professor Emmon Bach (1929-2014) passed away on 28 November in Oxford.

9th December 2014

Online registration now open for popular SOAS Academic Summer School

Students can now register online to take part in the SOAS Academic Summer School 2015 programme. This year, Summer School has increased the number of courses it provides to 20 spread across five broad academic themes.

8th December 2014

Construction at Senate House North Block begins with installation of the innovative rainwater harvester

Construction on Senate House North Block has begun in earnest with work on one of the most innovative features of the re-development, a rainwater harvester, signalling the start of a project.

5th December 2014

Interfaith music and dance festival seeks artists

The COEXIST Interfaith Music Festival is entering its fourth year and is looking to sign up artists from various faith and interfaith backgrounds who wish to perform their music and/or dance at the festival to be held in the Brunei Gallery on 30 March 2015.

25th November 2014

Timon Screech SOAS scholar elected as a member of Academia Europaea

Timon Screech, Professor of the History of Art, has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe).

17th November 2014

SOAS student playwright’s production on Olaudah Equiano to cap off Black History Month season at historic National Trust venue

SOAS student Adam Tulloch, BA History, will be directing his original piece entitled Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African from 26-29 November at the National Trust’s Sutton House in east London.

4th November 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

Former SOAS student postponed studies to run for Presidency of Somalia’s semi-autonomous enclave Puntland

Earlier this year, Abdi-Wali Gurey, a former part-time PhD student in Politics and International Relations at SOAS, put his studies on hold in order to return to his homeland of Somalia and run for the Presidency of Puntland, a semi-autonomous enclave of the war-torn country.

14th October 2014

SOAS alumnus appointed as new Governor of the Reserve Bank of South Africa

SOAS alumnus Lesetja Kganyago has been has been appointed as the next governor of the South African Reserve Bank

8th October 2014

Trevor Marchand SOAS academic awarded the 2014 Rivers Memorial Medal

Trevor Marchand, Professor of Social Anthropology, has been awarded the 2014 Rivers Memorial Medal by the Royal Anthropological Institute. Professor Marchand received the Medal at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting held in the Clore Auditorium of the British Museum on Friday 12 September.

25th September 2014

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