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Centres and Programmes Office

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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2013

January

14/01/13
15/01/13
16/01/13
18/01/13
21/01/13
22/01/13
24/01/13
25/01/13
28/01/13
30/01/13
31/01/13
  • The Gurkha's Daughter: Stories
  • Prajwal Parajuly (Author)
  • Prajwal Parajuly’s debut book, The Gurkha's Daughter: Stories, published by Quercus, has received rave reviews and now hits the stands in the UK after being on bestseller lists in South Asia.

February

01/02/13
04/02/13
05/02/13
05/02/13
07/02/13
11/02/13
14/02/13
  • Seminar on the Pisa Griffin and the Mari-Cha Lion
  • This seminar is intended to further our understanding of these bronze objects by sharing the results of the scientific analyses and the historical and art-historical investigations that have taken place in the last ten years.

19/02/13
21/02/13
22/02/13
23/02/13
25/02/13
27/02/13
27/02/13
28/02/13
28/02/13

March

05/03/13
06/03/13
  • Can Film be used as an instrument for Social Change?
  • Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi
  • In view of the horrific gangrape recently in Delhi concerns have been expressed about the role films. TV and advertisements play in commodifying women. Is self - regulation required or State Censorship? Does film have a larger role to play beyond that of entertainment?

06/03/13
07/03/13
  • SOAS Master Class
  • Professor Stephen H. West (Foundation Professor of Chinese at Arizona State University and formerly Louis Agassiz Professor of Chinese at UC Berkeley)
07/03/13
08/03/13
  • China Goes Global: The Partial Power
  • Professor David Shambaugh (George Washington)
  • In China Goes Global, eminent China scholar David Shambaugh delivers the book many have been waiting for—a sweeping account of China's growing prominence on the international stage.

09/03/13
  • Saving Face
  • Dr Mohammad Ali Jawad (Consultant Plastic Surgeon)
11/03/13
13/03/13
13/03/13
18/03/13
20/03/13
21/03/13
21/03/13
21/03/13
22/03/13
  • Memories Without Borders
  • Mehmet Binay (CAM Film), Ilham Safarov (Internews Azerbaijan), Nouneh Sargsyan and Harut Mansuryan (Internews Armenia)
  • Film screening of Memories Without Borders – a new documentary film (55-minutes, English subtitles)
    made by Turkish, Armenian and Azerbaijani filmmakers working across closed borders.

23/03/13
  • Religion, Media and Marginality in Africa since 1800
  • The list of speakers is confirmed below
  • This workshop is inspired by recent scholarship that investigates the connections between new electronic media, traditional print media and the growth of religious, social and political constituencies, publics and communities. 

April

08/04/13
16/04/13

May

01/05/13
08/05/13
  • Text and Image in Japanese Books
  • This workshop will focus on examining the relationship between text and image in a variety of Japanese genres. The workshop is in conjunction with the SOAS exhibition of ‘1000 Years of the Art of Japanese Books’ from the Tenri Library.

10/05/13
  • Grammar of Mimetics
  • Mimetic or “sound-symbolic” words in Japanese (giongo/giseigo/gitaigo) constitute a significant lexical category.

10/05/13
11/05/13
  • Nautanki
  • Dr Devendra Sharma (California State University)
14/05/13
22/05/13
  • The Bhutanese Refugee Re-settlement Experience
  • Various
  • The workshop will bring together researchers from across the globe working on different aspects of the re-settlement process and provide a platform to develop themes for future research, share ideas and explore the potential for working collaboratively.

24/05/13
24/05/13
31/05/13
  • Years of Radical Change: Korean Screen Culture
  • Following on from last year’s successful workshop on South Korean film held at SOAS, the Centre for Korean Studies will host a two day symposium that aims to investigate wider aspects of Korean screen culture - cinema, television and music.

June

01/06/13
  • Muslims, Multiculturalism and Trust: New Directions
  • The aim of the conference is to analyse current critiques of multiculturalism, measure them against other, perhaps more progressive interpretations, and consider the potential offered by lived experience and creative visions of intercultural exchange to offer new ways of envisaging multicultural experience.

05/06/13
19/06/13
20/06/13
22/06/13
27/06/13

July

04/07/13
  • Strains of Odyssey (天心の譜): Oguri Ken’ichi: Special Talk & Film Screening
  • Kayoko Hosokawa (Executive Producer)
  • The JRC and Japan Society are pleased to present a special screening of Strains of Odyssey, a film that chronicles the power of music to restore confidence in individuals and communities. We are delighted to welcome the film’s executive producer, Kayoko Hosokawa, who will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.

September

05/09/13
  • Max Weber and China: Culture, Law and Capitalism
  • The conference brings scholars from the social sciences and humanities together in a West/East dialogue central both to mutual understanding between China and the West and also to an exploration of the possible varieties of capitalism.

19/09/13
19/09/13
19/09/13
  • Japan and Britain, 1613: Parallels and Exchanges
  • The conference will address the history of Japan and Britain in and around the year 1613. Both countries were undergoing massive cultural, religious and political transformations at the time, and it is instructive to look at their respective systems of restructuring and recreation in parallel and comparatively.

October

02/10/13
08/10/13
09/10/13
12/10/13
14/10/13
16/10/13
17/10/13
18/10/13
19/10/13
  • Indonesia Kontemporer 2013
  • Indonesia Kontemporer 2013 is co-hosted with ARTi UK, an organization with the aim of promoting artists, from all parts of the world, who want to perform works inspired by Indonesia arts and cultural traditions.

20/10/13
20/10/13
20/10/13
22/10/13
23/10/13
25/10/13
28/10/13
  • Muslim South Asia Graduate Research Conference
  • The Graduate Conference is a one day event, bringing together cross-disciplinary research on Muslim South Asia. We are inviting young researchers from across the UK, Europe, US and Asia to present their work in thematic panels moderated by established academics in the relevant field.   

30/10/13
31/10/13

November

12/11/13
13/11/13
14/11/13
  • The Qipao and Modern Chinese Society
  • Liu Yu, School of Fashion and Art Design, Donghua University, Shanghai, and School of Humanities, Royal College of Art
  • Please note change of room to 563, Main College Buildings.

15/11/13
15/11/13
19/11/13
21/11/13
27/11/13
28/11/13
28/11/13

December

04/12/13
05/12/13
06/12/13
06/12/13
10/12/13
11/12/13
12/12/13
12/12/13