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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- The Politics of Mental and Spiritual Health: India, 1920s to the Present Day
Dr Christopher Harding (Edinburgh)
- Bloodshot: the dreams and nightmare of East Timor
Peter A Gordon
- Development, Patronage and Politics: the prospects for Afghanistan
Michael Keating, former UN Deputy Envoy to Afghanistan and Senior Consulting Fellow at Chatham House will chair a discussion with an international panel of experts.
- The seasons, the moon, and the Chinese calendar in ancient Japan
Dr Gerhard Leinss (University of Cambridge)
- Challenges of Democracy in India
Hon’ble External Affairs Minister of India Shri Salman Khurshid
- Date, history, and restoration of a ceramic Lohan sculpture from Yizhou
Maria Menshikova, Senior research fellow and curator, Oriental Department, Hermitage, Petersburg
This lecture is arranged jointly with the China Institute, SOAS
- Iryǒn as a historian
Miriam Löwensteinová Miriam Löwensteinová (Associate Professor, Charles University Prague, Institute of EA Studies, Czech Republic)
This event has been cancelled.
- International Health and the Limits of its Global Influence: Bhutan and the Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Programme
Prof Sanjoy Bhattacharya (York)
- Vietnam in the Global Economy: Dynamics of Integration, Decentralization and Contested Politics
Dr Thomas Jandl (Scholar in Residence, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.)
- Strategies of ‘writing back’ in contemporary representations of Okinawa – a postcolonial approach
Prof Dr Ina Hein (Institute of East Asian Studies / Department for Japanese Studies, University of Vienna)
- The Politics of Desire: Reading Rituparno Ghosh as a Cultural Producer
Dr Sangeeta Datta
- 14th Annual Jaina Lecture: The Lives of the Tīrthaṅkaras in Illustrated Jaina Manuscripts
Dr Saryu Doshi (Mumbai)
- Culinary Colonialism and the Frontiers of Russian Food Cultures
Professor Melissa L. Caldwell (University of California)
- Japanese Poetry in English
Professor Forrest Gander (Brown University, US)
A brief introduction to Japanese modern and contemporary poetry translated in English
- The Citizens Foundation (TCF)-UK Film Night
Anca Dimofte and Aatif Nawaz
The TCF-UK Film Night is an opportunity to explore issues facing Pakistan today through the medium of documentary film.
- The River's Song
Suchen Christine Lim (Writer)
- BAJS Advanced Postgraduate Conference
This conference provides the opportunity for PhD students in any field of Japanese studies working within any academic institution internationally to present the results of their fieldwork, engage with other postgraduate students as well as established academics in the field, and meet key academic publishers.
- Acharya Tulsi Memorial Lecture
Satish Kumar (Schumacher College)
- The Plain of Jars of Laos - Site Clusters and Jar Distribution
Lia Genovese (CSEAS Small Grant recipient 2012)
- Karachi and 1960s Cinema: Cultural Wounds and the Production of Sameness
Dr Kamran Asdar Ali
- PhD Graduate Workshop on "Crossing borders in South Asia"
Call for Papers - Deadline 21. February 2014
- Unruly Subjects and Freedom Imagining: Transborder Connections in Colonial India
Professor Yasmin Saikia (Arizona State University)
Susanne Y P Choi
- Seventh Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics conference, 2014
The purpose of the APLL conferences is to provide a venue for presentation of the best current research on Austronesian and Papuan languages and linguistics and to promote collaboration and research in this area.
- Enmeshed Legalities - Women and Islam in South Asia
Professor Werner Menski / Associate Professor Gopika Solanki
- Simon Digby Memorial Conference
The conference brings together some of the most renowned scholars of pre-modern South Asia who knew Simon Digby personally as well as younger scholars who have been influenced by his path-breaking work.
- International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Pentecostalism and Development
The eighth international and interdisciplinary conference of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism (GloPent) will be held at SOAS, University of London on 5th and 6th September 2014. The conference theme is "Pentecostalism and Development".
- Annual Presentation on Asia for Sixth Form Students 2014
The aim of the day 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.