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Yinka Shonibare MBE RA to mark 50 years of SOAS Centre of African Studies

World renowned artist and Turner prize nominee Yinka Shonibare MBE RA will be speaking at SOAS and marking the 50th anniversary of the SOAS Centre of Africa Studies.

11th May 2015

African philosophy conference returns to SOAS for a second year

SOAS, University of London has staged the second consecutive Asixoxe conference, a two day event designed to develop scholarly engagement with African philosophy.

8th May 2015

Africa’s future leaders come together at SOAS to debate governance

The 2015 Governance for Development in Africa Residential School, organised by the SOAS Centre of African Studies in association with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation was hosted at SOAS last month.

30th April 2015

Dr Mo Ibrahim to address Africa's future leaders at SOAS

Mobile communications entrepreneur with a distinguished academic and business career Dr Mo Ibrahim will be the keynote speaker at SOAS, University of London for the annual Governance for Development in Africa Residential School.

23rd March 2015

Media Representation and Africa: whose money, whose story?

Leading experts and international media broadcasters will come together at SOAS, University of London for a one-day conference to address the representation and narratives of Africa in the media, including institutional funding.

11th February 2015

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

GDAI Residential School 2015, Marrakech, Morroco: Call for applications

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, in association with SOAS and the Centre of African Studies, University of London, is organising a Residential School from 22-25 March 2015 on the topic of ‘Governance and Development in Africa’.

22nd 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

Pentecostal Christianity and its impact on development to be explored at SOAS conference

A conference at SOAS, University of London will explore the substantial rise of Pentecostal Christianity in developing countries and its implications for politics, social relations, inter-religious affairs, gender roles, and economics.

5th August 2014

PhD candidate Hany Rashwan presents at the Royal African Society’s annual African literature and book festival, "Africa Writes 2014"

Hany Rashwan will present papers in: The Royal African Society’s annual African literature and book festival, "Africa Writes 2014"; the “14th Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media"; in “The Language of Persuasion: Linguistic Approaches to Its Theory and Practice in the Classical World"; and in the workshop of “Ancient Egyptian Language and Texts 6."

26th July 2014

SOAS scholars join £1 million fieldwork project to explore migration

Three SOAS, University of London scholars will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers for a £1 million fieldwork project exploring rural to urban migration, as part of a new Field Research Programme initiative led by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) with the Institute of British Geographers (IBG).

10th July 2014

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, "From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins"

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins held on 13 June 2014 was a resounding success. Selected papers from the conference will be published in an upcoming issue of the SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research. A podcast of the conference is also forthcoming.

13th June 2014

Gbagba Liberian Hip-Co artist releases song for SOAS student’s anti-corruption primer for children

The Liberia-born scholar was inspired to write Gbagba because she wanted to “start a revolution from below by giving children the verbal tools to question the confusing ethical codes of the adults around them.”

22nd May 2014

SOAS holds conference on African philosophy

SOAS, University of London will be hosting its first conference to develop scholarly engagement with African Philosophy next month.

10th April 2014

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