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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- Consuming the Past: Japanese Media and the Twenty-first Century
Prof Katsuyuki Hidaka (Ritsumeikan University)
Dr Um Haekyung (University of Liverpool)
- Japan, Global History, and the persistent Great Silence
Dr Martin Dusinberre (Newcastle University)
Dr Ramon Pachero Pardo (King’s College London)
- Profiting from History: A Dealer's Perspective on the Business of Art and its Contribution to Art History
Michael Backman (Michael Backman Ltd)
Choi Youngchan (SOAS)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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 (SOAS, University of London)
- 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
- 'Give me Some Skin': The Cult of Datsueba in Medieval Japan
Bernard R Faure (Kao Professor of Japanese Religion, Columbia University)
The medieval period in Japan saw the emergence of a number of new deities that blurred the traditional distinction between buddhas and kami. One of them was Datsueba, the old hag who takes the clothes of the dead as they cross into the other world. Through a discussion of that figure, I try to define a new category of deities, the so-called 'placenta deities,' and to provide a more complex vision of premodern Japanese religion.
- Making sense of the Japanese countryside
Dr Volker Elis (University of Cologne)
- Title TBC
Dr Noel Pinnington
- 15th Annual Jaina Lecture
Professor Alexis Sanderson (All Souls, Oxford University)