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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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2015

January

07/01/15
16/01/15
  • TBC
  • Dr Um Haekyung (University of Liverpool)
21/01/15
23/01/15
  • TBC
  • Dr Ramon Pachero Pardo (King’s College London)
30/01/15
  • TBC
  • Choi Youngchan (SOAS)

February

03/02/15
16/02/15
17/02/15
23/02/15
25/02/15
  • 'Give me Some Skin': The Cult of Datsueba in Medieval Japan
  • Bernard R Faure (Kao Professor of Japanese Religion, Columbia University)
  • Abstract


    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.

March

11/03/15
18/03/15
19/03/15