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Centres and Programmes Office

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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2016

September

05/09/16
  • The Past Before Us: Heritage and History in South Asia
  • An international cross-disciplinary conference exploring the place of 'heritage' in South Asia's local and global futures. Architects, historians, geographers, anthropologists, musicians and literary theorists come together to discuss the construction, contestation and conservation of South Asia’s heritage in our rapidly changing world. 

05/09/16
  • Past cultures as the heritage of the present
  • Professor Romila Thapar
  • The keynote lecture, ‘Past cultures as the heritage of the present’, will be delivered by the renowned Indian historian Professor Romila Thapar on the evening of Monday 5 September.

06/09/16
  • Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar: The Faqiri Quartet
  • Renowned popular Sufi musician Madan Gopal Singh and his ensemble 'Chaar Yaar/Faqiri Quartet' will be performing their original rendition of Heer in marking the 250th anniversary of Waris Shah's literary composition at SOAS. This will be a unique opportunity to hear an iconic voice of our time. 

13/09/16
  • Digital Humanities
  • Dr Roger Evans (Brighton), Dr Stefan Baums (LMU Munich), and Stephen White (Venice)
28/09/16
30/09/16
  • TBA
  • Dr. Eunju Bährisch (Freie Universität Berlin)

October

05/10/16
08/10/16
  • Indonesia Kontemporer 2016
  • Inspired by Indonesian arts and cultural traditions, Indonesia Kontemporer 2016, is a creative event mixing exhibitions, performances, workshops, crafts, film screenings, as well as food and handicrafts stalls

11/10/16
14/10/16
  • TBA
  • Dr. Samuel E. Perry (Brown University)
19/10/16
  • Title TBC
  • Prof Joshua Mostow (University of British Columbia)
26/10/16
  • Title TBC
  • Prof Hugh Whittaker (University of Oxford)
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November

02/11/16
  • Title TBC
  • Prof Sharalyn Orbaugh (University of British Columbia)
16/11/16
23/11/16
27/11/16
  • Shan New Year Celebrations
  • Professor Dr Barend Jan Terweil
  • The significance and popularity of the Shan New Year event at SOAS is that it has offered a combination of academic presentations. The event is co-hosted by the SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies and the Shan Cultural Association in the United Kingdom.

30/11/16

December

07/12/16
  • Title TBC
  • Prof Richard Werner (University of Southampton)
13/12/16
15/12/16
  • TBC
  • Professor Bruce Aronson (Hitotsubashi University)