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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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2014

January

08/01/14
15/01/14
15/01/14
17/01/14
20/01/14
22/01/14
22/01/14
24/01/14
24/01/14
29/01/14

February

05/02/14
07/02/14
15/02/14
18/02/14
18/02/14
  • Angry Drummers: A Taiko Group from Osaka, Japan
  • Professor Yoshitaka Terada
  • Powerful documentary film by TERADA Yoshitaka of Japan’s National Museum of Ethnology.  The film deals with music’s role in helping two minorities in the Osaka area - Okinawans and the so-called Burakumin ‘outcasts’ - actively and publicly deal with prejudice and injustice. 

19/02/14
20/02/14
20/02/14
21/02/14
22/02/14
26/02/14
26/02/14
26/02/14
27/02/14
28/02/14

March

04/03/14
04/03/14
05/03/14
07/03/14
07/03/14
12/03/14
12/03/14
12/03/14
14/03/14
14/03/14
  • Iryǒn as a historian
  • Miriam Löwensteinová Miriam Löwensteinová (Associate Professor, Charles University Prague, Institute of EA Studies, Czech Republic)
  • This event has been cancelled. 

18/03/14
19/03/14
23/03/14
26/03/14
  • Japanese Poetry in English
  • Professor Forrest Gander (Brown University, US)
  • A brief introduction to Japanese modern and contemporary poetry translated in English

26/03/14
27/03/14

April

22/04/14
25/04/14
  • 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.

26/04/14
28/04/14
29/04/14

May

02/05/14
07/05/14
12/05/14
12/05/14
13/05/14
  • VisionMix Short Cuts
  • VisionMix international artists’ and filmmakers’ network presents a screening of “VisionMix Short Cuts” film, followed by a Roundtable.

21/05/14
22/05/14
23/05/14
27/05/14
27/05/14

June

02/06/14
02/06/14
  • June Fourth 1989: An Overview
  • Prof Michel Hockx (Director, SCI), Dr Andrea Janku (SOAS), Dr Lars Laamann (SOAS) and Dr. Patricia Thorton (University of Oxford)
  • This SOAS China Institute seminar looks back at the events of Spring 1989: the student demonstrations, the people's movement, and the eventual massacre in the night of 3-4 June. The seminar aims to inform those who are not familiar with the details of the events, as well as encourage discussion. 

03/06/14
05/06/14
  • Brave New Theatres: 1616 in China and England
  • Tian Yuan Tan (SOAS, University of London), Paul Edmondson (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust), Shih-pe Wang (National Chung Cheng University)
  • This conference seeks to engage cross-culturally with how theatre and the art of playwriting had by 1616 reached exciting new heights of accomplishment in late Ming China and Renaissance England.

07/06/14
  • Beyond Islamophobia
  • This conference will chart the rise of mainstream Islamophobia in recent years, while also situating it in its much longer historical context.

09/06/14
  • 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.

13/06/14
20/06/14
26/06/14
  • Gitanjali 100
  • Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel Centenary, BAITHAK UK presents Gitanjali 100.

27/06/14

July

09/07/14
21/07/14

August

20/08/14

September

03/09/14
10/09/14
19/09/14
23/09/14
30/09/14

October

03/10/14
07/10/14
07/10/14
08/10/14
  • Making Sense Out of Genocide
  • Youk Chhang (Executive Director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia and founder of the Sleuk Rith Institute)
  • Youk Chhang's mission is to help Cambodians deal with the trauma of the genocide by the Khmers Rouges. His organisation is amassing documentation on the 1974-9 years and he has played a key role in supporting and distributing information on the prosecution of the leaders of Democratic Kampuchea.

13/10/14
15/10/14
18/10/14
  • 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.

21/10/14
29/10/14

November

10/11/14
11/11/14
12/11/14
18/11/14
19/11/14
25/11/14

December

01/12/14
03/12/14
11/12/14
  • How Grains Domesticated Us
  • James Scott (Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology / Co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program)