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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- Yangon Echoes: Inside heritage homes
Dr Virginia Henderson & Mr Tim Webster, authors, independent
- The Dabistan and Orientalist views of Sufism
Professor Carl W. Ernst (UNC-Chapel Hill)
- The Drum or Bell of Justice and Remonstrance. The transcultural adaptation of a political installation across Eurasia
Professor Rudolf Wagner (University of Heidelberg)
- One-Child: The story of China’s most radical experiment
Mei Fong (Author and Journalist)
- Voyage to Russia through the diaries of Min Yŏnghwan (閔泳煥) and Yun Ch’iho (尹致昊)
Professor Miriam Löwensteinová (Charles University, Prague)
- Reading Edo Period Texts
Professor Peter Kornicki and Dr Jenny Preston
SOAS Japanese Manuscript Workshop
Following on from the 'Media and Materials in Early Modern Japan' symposium held in July 2015, this introductory workshop aims to equip participants with useful and efficient strategies for approaching kuzushiji and hentaigana texts. This workshop will be delivered by Professor Peter Kornicki and Dr Jenny Preston.
- New Research on Southeast Asia: Visual Culture and the Self
Lesley Pullen (SOAS University of London) and Treepon Kirdnark (SOAS University of London)
- Courbet after Sudjojono
Dr Kevin Chua (Texas Tech University, USA)
- Travels with Lao She: from Beijing to Britain, Manhattan to Mars
Professor Jeff Wasserstrom (University of California at Irvine), Professor Robert Bickers (University of Bristol)
A double presentation by Robert Bickers (University of Bristol), who will speak on "China & Britain during Lao She's London Years", and Jeffrey Wasserstrom (University of California, Irvine), who will speak on "Fantasy in Lao She's Life & Fiction.
- Why were Bamboo Manuscripts Buried in Tombs in Early China?
Alain Thote, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
- Being Chinese
Ms Jeanne-Marie Gescher
- Steppe Nomads and the Collapse of Hellenistic Bactria: Chinese and Greek Sources
Rachel Mairs, Department of Classics, University of Reading
- Kushan state formation: From a horse breedersʼ tribe to an empire
Prof Harry Falk (Freie Universität Berlin)
Prof Luo Zhengfu (Guizhou University)
- Heritage and History in South Asia
A cross-disciplinary international conference on concepts and constructions of heritage and history in South Asia, jointly organized by the SOAS South Asia Institute in London and Presidency University in Kolkata.
- Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEAS) 2016
This conference provides a major venue for the dissemination of research on East Asian Studies in various disciplines for academics from both the UK and abroad.
- Re-Imagining Labour Law For Development: Informal work in the global North and South
Society of Legal Scholars Annual Seminar 2016
- ASEASUK Conference 2016
This conference provides a major venue for the dissemination of research on South East Asia in various disciplines for academics from both the UK and abroad.
Dr. Eunju Bährisch (Freie Universität Berlin)
- Who's Sori Now? The afterlives of Japanese Prime Ministers
Professor Hugo Dobson (University of Sheffield)
- 60 years of the Japanese Women’s Association in Great Britain: Past, Present and Future
Dr Meri Arichi (SOAS, University of London)
- Title TBC
Professor Hugh Whittaker (University of Oxford)
- Hearing Things and Possessing Selves: Natsume Sōseki’s Koto no sorane
Prof Michael K Bourdaghs
Professor Bruce Aronson (Hitotsubashi University)