Events calendar: Centres and Programmes Office
The Centres & Programmes Office provides School-wide event management support on all aspects of event delivery.
See below for the calendar of events organised by the SOAS Centres & Programmes Office.
For further information about any of the events please contact the Centres & Programmes Office.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Digital Humanities
Dr Roger Evans (Brighton), Dr Stefan Baums (LMU Munich), and Stephen White (Venice)
- Re-Imagining Labour Law For Development: Informal work in the global North and South
Set against the challenges posed by informal work, this conference brings labour law scholarship into conversation with development thinking.
- 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.
- In conversation with Dr José Ramos-Horta
SOAS welcomes His Excellency Dr José Ramos-Horta (former President of Timor-Leste (East Timor) (2007-2012)) who will be in conversation with Baroness Valerie Amos (Director of SOAS).
Dr. Eunju Bährisch (Freie Universität Berlin)
- Grandparents and Grandchildren in Rural China
Professor Merril D Silverstein (Syracuse University)
- Dr. Sadiah Boonstra
Dr. Sadiah Boonstra (British Museum)
- Who's Sori Now? The afterlives of Japanese Prime Ministers
Professor Hugo Dobson (University of Sheffield)
- 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
- Recent Research on Pyu Language and Material Culture
Dr Marc Miyake (British Museum) and Prof Janice Stargardt (Cambridge)
- 60 years of the Japanese Women’s Association in Great Britain: Past, Present and Future
Dr Meri Arichi (SOAS, University of London)
Dr. Samuel E. Perry (Brown University)
- Dr. Thomas Larsson
Dr. Thomas Larsson (Cambridge Univesrity)
- Looking ‘East’ from the ‘Margins’ of Europe; Rabindranath Tagore and the Slovenes in the 1920s
Dr Ana Jelnikar (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts)
- Wakashu as a Third Gender and Gender Ambiguity in the Edo Period
Prof Joshua Mostow (University of British Columbia)
- Dr. Pierre Baptiste
Dr. Pierre Baptiste (Guimet University)
- Title TBC
Prof Hugh Whittaker (University of Oxford)
- Dr. Richard Fox
Dr. Richard Fox (Heidelberg University)
- What’s Queer about Postwar Manga?
Prof Sharalyn Orbaugh (University of British Columbia)
- Tax Exemptions, Religious Codes, and Equality before the Law: Jostling for Fiscal Privilege among Buddhist and Brahminical Ascetics in Ancient India
Dr Ulrich Pagel (SOAS, University of London)
- Ms. Clare Rewcastle-Brown
Ms. Clare Rewcastle-Brown (Sarawak Report, UK)
- Title TBC
Andrew Rozanov (Chatham House)
- Dr. Dirk Tomsa
Dr. Dirk Tomsa (La Trobe U, Berlin)
- Hearing Things and Possessing Selves: Natsume Sōseki’s Koto no sorane
Prof Michael K Bourdaghs (University of Chicago)
- 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.
- Dr. Gregg Huff
Dr. Gregg Huff (Oxford University)
- Heike Heroes and Villains: Historical Narratives and Agency in Early Medieval Japan
Prof Mikael Adolphson (University of Cambridge)
- Dr. Alessandra Lopez
Dr. Alessandra Lopez (SOAS)
- Title TBC
Prof Richard Werner (University of Southampton)
- Intoxicants in Gupta Period South Asia
Prof James McHugh (University of Southern California)
- Dr. Soe Tjen Marching
Dr. Soe Tjen Marching (Bhinneka Nusantara)
- Countering Stereotypes about Japan: Examples from Academia and Business
Professor Bruce Aronson (Hitotsubashi University)