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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- 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.
- States, frontiers and conflict
Borderlands frontier regions and are a vantage point for understanding processes of statebuilding and contestation, development and transformation. This workshop brings together a multidisciplinary team to develop collaborative research around borderlands and frontiers and to inform policy debates about statebuilding, peacebuilding and development.
- 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.
- Bollywood’s India Hindi Cinema as a Guide to Contemporary India
Rachel Dwyer, Faisal Devji and Charlie Henniker
Rachel Dwyer's latest publication looks at the ways in which Bollywood has imagined and portrayed the unity and diversity of India -what its people believe and feel; their views on religion, caste and politics; life at home and in public.
- Śaivism in Southeast Asia
Prof Alexis Sanderson (Oxford University)
- Women Adrift: Narratives and Memories of Empire in Modern Japan
Dr Noriko Horiguchi (University of Tennessee)
- Why Performance in Authoritarian Korea?
Joan Kee, University of Michigan/Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific
- The Translations of James Scarth Gale, a Canadian Missionary in Korea, 1888-1929
Professor Bruce Fulton (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
- In Conversation with Professor Janet Hunter
Professor Janet Hunter (LSE)
- How about Electric Shadows: the art of the story
Professor 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)