Faculty of Arts and Humanities News
News from the five faculty departments and numerous centres are condensed below...
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Professor Trevor Marchand has received sponsorship from the Carpenters' Company, one of the livery companies of the City of London, to complete a short ethnographic film on The Intelligent Hand.
5th June 2014
We invite you to the Inauguration of the Centre for Ottoman Studies at SOAS. On 27 June 2014, we will officially open the Centre with a keynote address by Dr Edhem Eldem of Boğaziçi University, accompanied by a short audiovisual presentation by Dr Emre Aracı. On 28 June 2014, we will hold the Centre's Inaugural Colloquium, featuring a series of distinguished scholars who will address, inter alia, the question of the future of Ottoman and post-Ottoman studies.
28th May 2014
Appointment of three scholars marks first major realisation of £20 million Alphawood Foundation donation to enhance Southeast Asian arts expertise at SOAS
SOAS, University of London has announced the appointment of three new scholars to the endowed academic posts funded by the Alphawood Foundation to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia. All three appointees join SOAS in September 2014 and will be in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology in the School of Arts.
19th May 2014
13th May 2014
Peace and Religion in the 21st century will be the focus for the Second International Summer University for Intercultural Leadership in Berlin this June.
12th March 2014
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
US foundation gives transformational £20 million donation to SOAS, University of London to fund a step change in the knowledge and understanding of Southeast Asian art
Alphawood Foundation, a Chicago private foundation, today announced a £20 million ($32 million) gift to SOAS, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia. The largest ever gift in Alphawood Foundation’s history, the donation is also one of the largest recorded to UK higher education, especially in the field of arts and humanities.
1st November 2013
Governing Body approved promotions to Reader and Professor, following promotions to Senior Lecturer, agreed earlier in the year
12th July 2013
A groundbreaking MA Media and the Middle East has been launched by SOAS, University of London, starting in September 2013.
15th February 2013
A report from the University and College Union (UCU) shows that SOAS is the number one UK university institution for the ethnic diversity of its professors.
4th February 2013
A new collection of essays, edited by SOAS historian Dr Christopher Gerteis, reasserts the contemporary global importance of the East Asian nation.
1st February 2013
lluminating Objects is a pilot programme of The Courtauld Gallery which aims to shine new light on unexpected objects from the decorative arts and sculpture collections, through partnerships with SOAS, King’s College, London, the University of Kent in Canterbury and University College, London.
20th November 2012
Dr Konrad Hirschler wins the 2012 British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Book Award for his study of reading practices in the medieval Middle East
16th November 2012
SOAS qualities have been recognised this week by the new QS World University Rankings and the Which? university comparison website.
18th September 2012
Vietnamese Field School as first activity of SOAS/Monash MOU for co-operative work in field of Anthropology of Tourism and Pilgrimage.
11th September 2012
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