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 on 17 April 2014
17th April 2014
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
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
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
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
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
A group of London schoolchildren will debate endangered languages at SOAS, University of London on 21 May 2013.
16th May 2013
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
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
Taiwan’s Minister of Culture Dr Lung Ying-tai visited SOAS last week to speak at the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies.
26th February 2013
Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria (Secretary General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia) visits SOAS
The SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies was honoured to host a talk given by Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria (Secretary General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia) on Monday, 24 October 2011.
24th October 2011