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Festival of Indonesian arts and culture at SOAS this weekend

The annual Indonesia Kontemporer takes place this weekend on 18 October at the Russell Square campus of SOAS, University of London.

16th October 2014

SOAS scholar discusses latest book at Asia's largest gay and lesbian film festival

Dr Ben Murtagh, Senior Lecturer in Indonesian and Malay at SOAS, University of London recently spoke at Q! Film Festival in Jakarta about his latest book Genders and Sexualities in Indonesian Cinema.

15th October 2014

Pentecostal Christianity and its impact on development to be explored at SOAS conference

A conference at SOAS, University of London will explore the substantial rise of Pentecostal Christianity in developing countries and its implications for politics, social relations, inter-religious affairs, gender roles, and economics.

5th August 2014

SOAS receives Indonesian Embassy funding to enhance Indonesian film and literature collections

SOAS, University of London has received a welcome donation from the Education Section of the Indonesian Embassy in London to enhance SOAS’ outstanding collection of Indonesian film and literature in the Library.

30th July 2014

SOAS co-hosts conference in Burma on South East Asian linguistics - a first for Yangon University

International scholars working on the linguistics of Southeast Asia gathered in Yangon this May to participate in the 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS24) – an event supported by SOAS, University of London and organised by Dr Justin Watkins, Senior Lecturer in Burmese and Linguistics at the School.

10th July 2014

Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia visited SOAS, University of London

Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia visited SOAS, University of London on 17 April 2014

17th April 2014

Interdisciplinary team secures ERC grant to explore kingdoms of Asia

As part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers, Dr Nathan W. Hill, lecturer in Tibetan and Linguistics at SOAS, University of London, has secured a €7 million European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant to explore the interlocking kingdoms in Asia and their interactions between South, South East and Central Asia. 

13th February 2014

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia ©Pia Conti SOAS launches Alphawood Scholarships for 2014/15

Recently awarded a transformational £20 million gift from Alphawood Foundation, Chicago, to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia, SOAS is establishing an ambitious academic programme that seeks to build on its world-leading research expertise and existing institutional links in Southeast Asia.

20th December 2013

SOAS shines spotlight on Southeast Asia at networking event in Singapore

At a networking event held at the British Council in Singapore this week, SOAS, University of London shone the spotlight on its profound and significant links with Southeast Asia.

12th December 2013

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia ©Pia Conti US foundation gives transformational £20 million donation to SOAS, University of London to fund a step change in the knowledge and understanding of Southeast Asian art

Alphawood Foundation, a Chicago private foundation, today announced a £20 million ($32 million) gift to SOAS, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia. The largest ever gift in Alphawood Foundation’s history, the donation is also one of the largest recorded to UK higher education, especially in the field of arts and humanities.

1st November 2013

Indonesia Kontemporer at SOAS draws in the crowds

The third Indonesia Kontemporer (IKON) organised by the Centre of South East Asian Studies (CSEAS) at SOAS, University of London drew in an estimated 1,200 people last week for its day long programme inspired by Indonesian arts and cultural traditions. It also attracted national coverage on BBC Indonesia.

24th October 2013

East-end school boys shown value of their own multilingualism

A group of London schoolchildren will debate endangered languages at SOAS, University of London on 21 May 2013.

16th May 2013

China scholar meets SOAS alumni in Hong Kong and Singapore

SOAS alumni based in Hong Kong and Singapore will meet one of the School’s distinguished China scholars at networking events in the two cities next week.

4th April 2013

A carved doorway miraculously still standing Scholar’s work inspires generous gift to Cambodian temple restoration fund

The scholarship of a SOAS academic has prompted a substantial donation to support the restoration of an ancient Cambodian temple.

The benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, made the ‘generous gift’ to the Global Heritage Fund (GHF) in honour of Dr Peter Sharrock’s research on the temple of Banteay Chhmar.

21st March 2013

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