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 Magic: Arts of the Supernatural
Susan Conway (SOAS, University of London)
- A ‘MAD’ age: Heibon Punch, Media, Student Protest and Consumer Culture in 1960s Japan
Dr Martyn Smith (SOAS, University of London)
- Actualising Musical Tradition: Performance-as-Research on the Korean flute, taegŭm
Dr Hyelim Kim (SOAS, University of London)
- Reflections on the Craft of Translation
Professor Göran Malmqvist, Emeritus Professor in Sinology, Stockholm University; Member of the Swedish Academy; Honorary Fellow at SOAS
- Sanskrit Manuscripts from Central Asia in the British Library: New Research and Reflections
Dr Sam van Schaik (British Library)
- Reflections on gender violence, neoliberalism and the Hindu Right. A panel discussion with Tanika Sarkar and Kavita Krishnan
Tanika Sarkar and Kavita Krishnan
- Gender Justice/Injustice in South Asia: Feminism, Protest, and the Neo-Liberal State
This one-day symposium focuses upon both the structural dimensions of gender injustice and emerging contestations and struggles towards achieving gender justice.
- Approaches to Addressing the Senkaku/Diaoyu Island Dispute in the East China Sea
Professor Reinhard Drifte (Emeritus Professor at Newcastle University, Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, London)
- Technologies of Communication and Journalism in Colonial India, c. 1830-1900
Amelia Bonea (Oxford)
- The diffusion of Islamic laws across Indonesia
Michael Buehler (SOAS, University of London)
- Restricted response: Itami Mansaku's reaction to Arnold Fanck's 'dream of Japan' in New Earth (Atarashiki tsuchi, 1937)
Iris Haukamp (Kayoko Tsuda Bursary Recipient 2014-2015)
- Religion, Environment and Global Concepts of Conservation in South Asia
This workshop is intended as an opportunity for a discussion of interpretations of the global concept of environmental conservation in South Asia and the contradictions and conflicts which arise between this and local concepts and practices.
- How Anti-mercantile were Early China’s Masters of Philosophy?
Professor Roel Sterckx, Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilization University of Cambridge
- A Window that Closed: the Indian Strike Movement of 1946-47, its Context and Repercussions
Ravi Ahuja (Gottingen)
- Pink, Palm Trees and Postmodernity
Sinta Tantra, Artist
- 'Give me Some Skin': The Cult of Datsueba in Medieval Japan
Bernard R Faure (Kao Professor of Japanese Religion, Columbia University)
This lectures explores a new category of deities, the so-called 'placenta deities,' and provides a more complex vision of premodern Japanese religion.
- Performance and the practice of ‘Equality’
Dr Young In Hong
- North Korean artists and Africa
Dr Polly Savage, Dept of History of Art and Archaeology SOAS
- The Hindi Press and the World: Popular Print Cultures and Global Discourses of Reform, c. 1870-1910
RLeigh Denault (Cambridge)
- Title TBC
- A Home Within Foreign Borders (異境の中の故郷)
Keiko Okawa and Thomas Brook
- Recent Achievements on the Study of Prehistoric Crop Cultivation in the Korean Peninsula.
Dr Shinya Shoda, Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
- A Chinese traveller on the way to India
Dr Imre Galambos (Cambridge)
- Lights Out in Dacca: Power and Politics in Early Postcolonial Pakistan
Markus Daechsel (Royal Holloway)
- Casting for the King - The Royal Palace Bronze Workshop of Angkor Thom
- Making sense of the Japanese countryside
Dr Volker Elis (University of Cologne)
- Introduction of respective PhD topics
Kang Wonmook & Amy Matthewson
- Crossing Eurasia: Transnational Afghan Trading Networks in the Modern World
Prof Magnus Marsden (University of Sussex)
- Cultural Heritage and Spatial Governance in Confucian Perspectives
Professor Wu Zongjie
- Of Mutinies, Mobs and Manners: Public Space, the State and the Politics of Recognition in India
Lisa Mitchell (University of Pennsylvania)
- Impact Lunch with Dr Tristram Riley-Smith
Dr Tristram Riley-Smith (Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research)
- Locating Zeami in the history of Noh
Dr Noel Pinnington (University of Arizona)
- The Jaina Appropriation and Adaptation of Śaiva Ritual: The Case of Pādliptasūri’s Nirvāṇakalikā
Professor Alexis Sanderson (All Souls, Oxford University)
15th Annual Jaina Lecture
- How old is the legend of Aśoka? The growth of Buddhist narratives of kingship in Late Antiquity
Dr Antonello Palumbo (SOAS, University of London)
- Britain-Nepal Academic Council - 13th Nepal Study Day 2015
Call for Papers - Deadline: 28th February 2015
Deadline to register for those who are not presenting a paper but who wish to attend: 6th April 2015.
- Chulia Cultural Expressions in nineteenth century Penang
Khoo Salma Nasution (Penang Heritage Trust)
- Producing Political Landscape on the Korean Peninsula: Divided Visions, United Vista
Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters (University of Cambridge) and Ms Sherri Ter Molen (Wayne State University)
- The Hospital stela inscriptions of king Jayavarman VII of Cambodia
Professor Claude Jacques (École Pratique des Hautes Études EPHE, Sorbonne)
- Archaeology of early Burma: Results from recent excavations
Prof Janice Stargardt (Cambridge)
- South Asia Cityscapes: Social, economic and cultural transformations
This one-day workshop intends to bring together research students working on South Asian cities and aspects of urban life in South Asia to address a broad range of questions about how everyday engagements, material conditions, new and evolving imaginaries, cultural production, and the social space of cities are being negotiated within urban and urbanizing South Asia.
- Trade of all sorts: The spread of early Saivism along an ancient caravan route in western India
Prof Hans T. Bakker (British Museum)
- The Sutra of Golden Light: Text and Ritual
Dr Gergely Hidas (British Museum)
- Southeast Asia's half miracle: Economic progress and remaining challenges
Prof Anne Booth (SOAS, University of London)
- The Teachings of the Śivadharma
Prof Peter Bisschop (Leiden)
Jordan Sands (Georgetown University)
- Annual Presentation on Asia for Sixth Form Students 2015
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.