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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- Philosophical Theology In Islam: The Later Ash'ari Tradition
Convenors: Ayman Shihadeh and Jan Thiele
Focusing on the later phase of the school’s history, this conference will offer an array of perspectives, ranging from investigations of philosophical and theological theories to explorations of regional, institutional and socio-political contexts within which the school developed.
- Gambarou Nippon – Imagi(ni)ng Japan post 3/11
Iwabuchi Koichi and others
- International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Pentecostalism and Development
The eighth international and interdisciplinary conference of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism (GloPent) is organised by the Centre of World Christianity and will be held at SOAS, University of London on 5th & 6th September 2014. The conference theme is "Pentecostalism and Development".
- Mate Selection among the Malays in the early 20th Century
Dr Zanariah Noor, Post Doctoral Researcher (Department of Languages & Cultures Of South East Asia) / Senior Lecturer (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia)
- Washoku on the World Stage: Japanese Traditional Cuisine as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
Theodore Bestor (Professor of Social Anthropology Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Harvard University)
This lecture examines the global popularity of Japanese food, and the recent UNESCO designation of washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) as a Global Cultural Heritage item.
- Perceptions of the Religious Other in Southeast Asia: the baggage of history
Prof Peter G Riddell (Melbourne School of Theology//History, SOAS)
- Who owns the South China Sea
- Birth 1871: History, The State and The Arts of Denotified Tribes of India
Film Screening and Q&A with director
- Indonesia Kontemporer 2014
See how the world is inspired by the Indonesian art and culture: a full day from 10am celebrating contemporary arts in the UK.
- Title TBC
Fiona Kerlogue (Horniman Museum)
- Can corruption reduce conflict? Lessons from Indonesia
Dr Elizabeth Pisani
- Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry
Dr Jeffrey W Alexander (University of Wisconsin – Parkside)
- Reporting for China: How correspondents for Chinese media work with the world
Professor Nyiri Pál (Vrije Univeristeit)
- The Battles of Battleship Island: History, Memory, Heritage
Dr Mark Pendleton (University of Sheffield)
- A borderless village: binding/bounding spiritual ties among Plong migrants in Greater Bangkok
Indrė Balčaitė (CSEAS Small Grant recipient 2012)
- 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)
- 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.
- Women Adrift: Narratives and Memories of Empire in Modern Japan
Dr Noriko Horiguchi (University of Tennessee)