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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- Living Across Religious and Gender Multiplicity in Thailand | Theorizing the Bangkok night
Professor Peter Jackson (Australian National University) and Edoardo Siani (SOAS, University of London)
- Performance as Site of Memory: Performing Art History in Vietnam and Singapore
Nora A Taylor (Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
- Sentiments of Mutual Affection for Social Renewal: Confronting Growth and Development through Cooperative Economics in Contemporary South Korea
Albert L. Park (Claremont McKenna College)
- Radical South Asia: Protest, interventions and movements
Third Annual Graduate Workshop for PhD students and early postdocs
- 精神的契合——现代主义诗学在抗战时期的中国 (Spiritual affinity——The Modernist Poetics in China during the Anti-Japanese War)
Dr Tianhong Wang (Jilin University)
- Epigraphy at Bodhgaya
Dr Dániel Balogh (British Museum), Dr Tilman Frasch (Manchester Metropolitan), Dr Gergely Hidas (British Museum) Dr Sam van Schaik (British Library), Dr Vincent Tournier (SOAS, University of London), and Dr Michael Willis (British Museum)
- The Practice of Recollecting
Ms Kyunghee Yoon; Mr Gyounggeun Yoo; Mr Seung Ryoul Park; Ms Hyunju Park
Panel Discussion to Commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of Sewol Ferry Disaster
- Living in a Time of Deception
Dr Poh Soo Kai and Dr Ping Tjin Thum
- Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art Annual Lecture - Bronze Daggers and Silver Bowls: What China gained from the West
Professor Dame Jessica Rawson (Oxford University)
The lecture will consider the different ways in which the Chinese interacted with their neighbours and the new materials and artefacts that this exchange produced
- Korean Literature's New Wave: An Evening with Han Yujoo and Cheon Myeong-kwan
Han Yujoo and Cheon Myeong-kwan
- 8th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics conference
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.
- The Traffic in Hierarchy: Precedence and Power in Burmese Social Life
Associate Prof Ward Keeler (University of Texas)
- The Guardian of Things: Archeology of Curating in Thailand
Mr Vipash Purichanont (Goldsmiths, University of London)
- ISIS, Paris, Pakistan and the search for peace: conversations with an Islamic scholar
Professor Akbar Ahmad in conversation with Professor Bhikhu Parekh
- Film Screening: Journey into Europe
Professor Akbar Ahmed and Professor Peter Morey
Film screening of Journey into Europe and panel discussion with discussants Professor Akbar Ahmed and Professor Peter Morey (Executive Producer). Chaired by Dr Amina Yaqin.
- Yangon Echoes: Inside heritage homes
Dr Virginia Henderson & Mr Tim Webster, authors, independent
- The Drum or Bell of Justice and Remonstrance. The transcultural adaptation of a political installation across Eurasia
Professor Rudolf Wagner (University of Heidelberg)
- One-Child: The story of China’s most radical experiment
Mei Fong (Author and Journalist)
Professor Miriam Lowensteinova (Charles University, Prague)
- Reading Edo Period Texts
Professor Peter Kornicki and Dr Jenny Preston
SOAS Japanese Manuscript Workshop
Following on from the 'Media and Materials in Early Modern Japan' symposium held in July 2015, this introductory workshop aims to equip participants with useful and efficient strategies for approaching kuzushiji and hentaigana texts. This workshop will be delivered by Professor Peter Kornicki and Dr Jenny Preston.
- New Research on Southeast Asia: Visual Culture and the Self
Lesley Pullen (SOAS University of London) and Treepon Kirdnark (SOAS University of London)
- Courbet after Sudjojono
Dr Kevin Chua (Texas Tech University, USA)
- Why were Bamboo Manuscripts Buried in Tombs in Early China?
Alain Thote, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
- Steppe Nomads and the Collapse of Hellenistic Bactria: Chinese and Greek Sources
Rachel Mairs, Department of Classics, University of Reading
- Kushan state formation: From a horse breedersʼ tribe to an empire
Prof Harry Falk (Freie Universität Berlin)
- 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.
- Re-Imagining Labour Law For Development: Informal work in the global North and South
Society of Legal Scholars Annual Seminar 2016
- 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.
Dr. Eunju Bährisch (Freie Universität Berlin)
- Who's Sori Now? The afterlives of Japanese Prime Ministers
Professor Hugo Dobson (School of East Asian Studies University of Sheffield)
- 60 years of the Japanese Women’s Association in Great Britain: Past, Present and Future
Dr Meri Arichi (SOAS, University of London)
- Title TBC
Prof Hugh Whittaker (University of Oxford)
- Hearing Things and Possessing Selves: Natsume Sōseki’s Koto no sorane
Prof Michael K Bourdaghs
Professor Bruce Aronson (Hitotsubashi University)