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Department of History

History Seminars

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.

Department Seminars

Research Colloquium

Regional Centres and Institutes

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2014

October

25/10/14
26/10/14
27/10/14
27/10/14
28/10/14
28/10/14
28/10/14
28/10/14
29/10/14
29/10/14
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30/10/14
30/10/14
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31/10/14
31/10/14

November

01/11/14
01/11/14
02/11/14
03/11/14
  • ABG Seminar: Cutting Edge Community Based Tourism in East Africa
  • Dr Mulugeta Feseha (Addis Ababa University) & Professor Tom Selwyn (SOAS)
  • This event explores new routes and opportunities for tourism in Ethiopia.  Rich cultural, historical and physical landscapes suggest limitless tourism potential for Ethiopia and this meeting will reiterate existing offerings and suggest new strategy for tourism development throughout the country and the region.   

04/11/14
05/11/14
10/11/14
10/11/14
11/11/14
11/11/14
11/11/14
11/11/14
  • The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication
  • Atef Alshaer, University of Westminster; Lina Khatib, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut; and Dina Matar, Centre for Media Studies, SOAS
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

12/11/14
12/11/14
12/11/14
12/11/14
12/11/14
12/11/14
12/11/14
13/11/14
13/11/14
14/11/14
14/11/14
17/11/14
17/11/14
18/11/14
18/11/14
18/11/14
18/11/14
  • The Persian-Portuguese Encounter in Hormuz
  • Ghoncheh Tazmini, former Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) Visiting Fellow, Centre for Iranian Studies
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

19/11/14
19/11/14
19/11/14
19/11/14
19/11/14
19/11/14
  • New Hierarchies of Belonging
  • Professor Les Back (Goldsmiths University), Shamser Sinha (University Campus, Suffolk) and Charlynne Bryan (University Campus, Suffolk)
20/11/14
20/11/14
20/11/14
21/11/14
22/11/14
22/11/14
23/11/14
24/11/14
25/11/14
25/11/14
25/11/14
25/11/14
25/11/14
  • Panel on the Iranian Economy
  • Hassan Hakimian, LMEI, Parvin Alizadeh, Boston University Boston University Study Abroad
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

26/11/14
26/11/14
26/11/14
26/11/14
26/11/14
26/11/14
27/11/14
27/11/14
27/11/14
  • Beyul: Hidden Valleys
  • Dr Fabian Sanders (Venice)
  • Scholars usually regard the sku-bla as a mountain deity, with differing views on whether this cult is a foreign import or central to Imperial Tibetan religion. A re-examination of the relevant passages shows that the sku-bla is a ceremony central to the ideology of sacral kingship in the Old Tibetan Empire. It created a bond of vassalage between the celebrant and the Tibetan emperor, and was performed by vassals of the emperor rather than the royal court itself.

28/11/14
28/11/14
28/11/14
28/11/14
28/11/14
  • Buddhas, masters, and protectors
  • Marta Sernesi (LMU, Munich)
  • This lecture treats woodcut images in Tibetan xylographs from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Focusing on specific examples—such as the 1539 first edition of the bKa' gdams glegs bam—it discusses the conventions governing the choice and display of the figures on the page, in order to illustrate how images may recount stories of textual transmission and relate information about the circumstances of production of the books.

29/11/14

December

01/12/14
02/12/14
02/12/14
03/12/14
03/12/14
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03/12/14
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03/12/14
04/12/14
04/12/14
05/12/14
06/12/14
10/12/14
10/12/14
10/12/14
11/12/14
  • TBC
  • Aamer Hussein (Research Associate, SOAS, University of London)