Events organised by the Centres and Programmes Office, SOAS, London
The events listing includes the weekly seminar series, workshops, annual lectures, film screenings, conferences, book launches/readings, performances and symposiums. The events are organised with academic staff from all disciplines across the School and are often co-hosted with external organisations.
Most of the events organised are free and open to both internal and external audiences, unless otherwise stated.
For further information about any of the events listed below please contact the Centres & Programmes Office team.
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- Security Challenges in Northeast Asia
Ambassador Sungnam Lim
With an introduction by Professor Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, University of London
- Reporting for China: How correspondents for Chinese media work with the world
Professor Nyiri Pál (Vrije Univeristeit)
- The Waking and Sleeping of Lord Vishnu: A Seasonal Festival and the Archaeology of Royal Ritual
Michael Willis (British Museum)
- The Making of Exile: An Overview of the Sindhi Hindu Experience of Partition
Nandita Bhavnani (Independent Scholar, Mumbai)
NOTE: This week's seminar will take place on Wednesday in room B102 (Brunei Gallery)
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia: Issues, Problems and Prospects
Emeritus Prof Victor King (University of Leeds)
- The Battles of Battleship Island: History, Memory, Heritage
Dr Mark Pendleton (University of Sheffield)
- From Arak To Za’Atar: Jerusalem and its many culinary traditions
Modern Jerusalem is unique: it is a city where ancient history and recent events constantly interact – with great intimacy and intensity – and thus shape every aspect of the daily realities of its citizens. Join the SOAS Food Studies Centre to welcome Yotam Ottolenghi to SOAS for this distinguished lecture.
- Positioning Sufiana Kalam at Bradford Literature Festival
Irna Qureshi and Syima Aslam
- Succession Politics and Commemorative Culture in North Korea
Dr Adam Cathcart (University of Leeds)
- RMB Internationalisation: How Far It Could Go?
Professor Liping He (Director, Research Centre of International Finance, Beijing Normal University)
- History and Memory in the Making of Delhi’s Indo-Muslim Urban Identity, c. 1800-1900
Nishtha Singh (Bowdoin, SSAI) (http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff95067.php)
- A borderless village: binding/bounding spiritual ties among Plong migrants in Greater Bangkok
Indrė Balčaitė (CSEAS Small Grant recipient 2012)
- The Reception to Nihonga by the Public and the Meiji Art Market: Study for Hishida Shunso (1874-1911)
Dr Eriko Kay (Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)
- Tai/Shan New Year: Academic and Cultural Presentations
Pi Mai or Shan New Year celebrations has been held as annual cultural event in UK since 2005 and six of them have taken place at SOAS, University of London.
- Policy implementation and formation beyond the state in urban communities in the PRC
Professor Stephan Feuchtwang
- Malba and Mandirs: The Politics of Divine Resurgence in Delhi, 1911-1939
Deborah Sutton (Lancaster)
- The Southeast Asian collections at the V&A
Dr John Clarke (Curator of the Himalayan and Southeast Asian Collections at the V&A Museum)
- Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan
Dr Oleg Benesch (University of York)
- The making of the North Korean working class: class formation and capitalist development at the Hungnam Chemical Complex, 1930-1960
Dr Owen Miller (SOAS, University of London)
- BASAS 2014 Annual Lecture: “Only connect …” Interdisciplinarity, South Asian Studies and Gender
Professor Patricia Jeffery
In this lecture, Patricia aims to show how South Asian studies and gender studies—both interdisciplinary in their own right—have challenged and inspired her throughout her research and writing career.
- Annual Presentation on Asia for Sixth Form Students 2014
The aim is to introduce students to subjects and concepts they may not have previously explored as part of their curriculum and, which will, we hope, inspire them.
- Women Adrift: Narratives and Memories of Empire in Modern Japan
Dr Noriko Horiguchi (University of Tennessee)
- The vanishing wrestler: illegality and criminal mediation in urban Pakistan
Dr Paul Rollier (UCL)
Aamer Hussein (Research Associate, SOAS, University of London)
- How Grains Domesticated Us
James C. Scott (Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University)
In this lecture, Scott asks how homo sapiens came, only in the last 5% of its long career on the planet, to live in concentrated heaps of people, grain, and domesticated animals and, later, to be governed by units we call states. He will argue that virtually all classical states were based on grains, which are suited to concentrated production, tax assessment, cadastral surveys, storage, and rationing.
- Bailang and the Burmish Languages
Dr Nathan W. Hill (SOAS, University of London)