The Department offers a number of regional seminars for invited speakers and as an opportunity for PhD students to present their research. The Department is also active in the seminar programmes of a number of regional centres.
- African History Seminar
- Near & Middle East History Seminar
- South Asia History Seminar
- Southeast and East Asia History Seminar
Regional Centres and Institutes
- Centre of African Studies
- Centre of Korean Studies
- Centre of South East Asian Studies
- Japan Research Centre
- London Middle East Institute
- SOAS China Institute (SCI) (previously the Centre of Chinese Studies)
- SOAS South Asia Institute (SSAI) (previously the Centre of South Asian Studies)
- Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration and Empire
Ambassador Akbar S. Ahmed
- Philosophical Theology In Islam: The Later Ash`ari Tradition
Convenors: Ayman Shihadeh and Jan Thiele
Focusing on the later phase of the school’s history, this conference will offer an array of perspectives, ranging from investigations of philosophical and theological theories to explorations of regional, institutional and socio-political contexts within which the school developed.
- Gambarou Nippon – Imagi(ni)ng Japan post 3/11
Iwabuchi Koichi and others
- International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Pentecostalism and Development
The eighth international and interdisciplinary conference of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism (GloPent) is organised by the Centre of World Christianity and will be held at SOAS, University of London on 5th & 6th September 2014. The conference theme is "Pentecostalism and Development".
- 3rd Annual Conference on Israel Studies
- Fabulous Fakes and How to Spot Them: some Recent ʻHistoricʼ Metalwork
Rachel Ward (Independent Scholar)
Please note, this event has been re-scheduled from the 11th of June.
Chaired by Professor Scott Redford
- "Walls, Barricades, Borders, Gates: Political Negligence and the Twenty-First Century City"
Working in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Council, and Global Uncertainties, the CCLPS will host a workshop of the Citizen Academia Network (CAN) titled, "Walls, Barricades, Borders, Gates: Political Negligence and the Twenty-First Century City" to be held on September 20, 2014 at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS.
- 'Towards a Temptation Hypothesis' - Religion and Masculinities in Africa Keynote Lecture
Prof Brad Weiss
This talk offers a heuristic assessment of certain patterns of transformation in the way that persons and subjects (and thereby “masculinity,” as one critical dimension of personhood) are rendered public in the world today.
- Mate Selection among the Malays in the early 20th Century
Dr Zanariah Noor, Post Doctoral Researcher (Department of Languages & Cultures Of South East Asia) / Senior Lecturer (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia)
- Title TBC
Theodore Bestor (Harvard University)
- 50 Years of 'Arrow of God', 100 Years of Nigeria: A Celebration and an Inquest
The organisers of the Igbo Conference in association with CAS will host in the 'Arrow of God' Symposium, which marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe’s novel, Arrow of God which Achebe described as 'the novel which I am most likely to be caught sitting down to read again.'
- Title TBC
Peter Riddell (Melbourne School of Theology)
- Who owns the South China Sea
- Title TBC
- Patriotic Service or Youth Exploitation? Japanese Students and the Wartime Labor Service, 1941–45
Dr Halliday Piel (University of Manchester)
- Indonesia Kontemporer 2014
See how the world is inspired by the Indonesian art and culture: a full day from 10am celebrating contemporary arts in the UK.
- Title TBC
Fiona Kerlogue (Horniman Museum)
- Managing (Un)Certainties - Economic Sociology Perspectives on the Japanese Antique Art Trade
Harald Conrad (University of Sheffield)
- Reflection on Dispossession Critical feminisms
Avery Gordon and Patricia Tuitt
- Can corruption reduce conflict? Lessons from Indonesia
- Undergraduate Open Day
- This Open Day is aimed at anyone interested in studying at SOAS at undergraduate level.
- Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry
Dr Jeffrey W Alexander (University of Wisconsin – Parkside)
- Reporting for China: How correspondents for Chinese media work with the world
Professor Nyiri Pál (Vrije Univeristeit)
- Title TBC
- A borderless village: binding/bounding spiritual ties among Plong migrants in Greater Bangkok
Indrė Balčaitė (CSEAS Small Grant recipient 2012)
- The Southeast Asian collections at the V&A
John Clarke (V&A Museum)
- Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan
Dr Oleg Benesch (University of York)
- Annual Presentation on Asia for Sixth Form Students 2014
The aim of the day 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.
- Women Adrift: Narratives and Memories of Empire in Modern Japan
Noriko Horiguchi (University of Tennessee)