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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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2015

March

April

07/04/15
08/04/15
  • Karachi Pop?
  • Nada Raza (Assistant Curator (International Art), Tate Modern)
15/04/15
16/04/15
21/04/15
21/04/15
21/04/15
22/04/15
22/04/15
23/04/15
23/04/15
23/04/15
24/04/15
  • Towards a Tibetan Buddhist philosophy of language
  • Dorji Wangchuk (Hamburg)
  • This lecture will discuss Tibetan Buddhist philosophy of language, by considering six points, namely: (1) the ontology of language; (2) a typology of language; (3) a technology (or mechanism) of language; (4) language in the context of Buddhist ontology; (5) language in the context of Buddhist axiology (i.e. theory of values); and (6) language in the context of Buddhist logic and epistemology. This will be done by resorting to random writings of Tibetan Buddhist scholars.

25/04/15
27/04/15
28/04/15
28/04/15

May

01/05/15
01/05/15
05/05/15
05/05/15
06/05/15
07/05/15
07/05/15
  • Tibet's minority languages: mapping Tibet's linguistic diversity and its contemporary transformation
  • Dr Gerald Roche (Uppsala)
  • This talk will focus on Tibet's non-Tibetan minority languages. In addition to providing basic information about these languages, the talk examines the complex sociolinguistic context faced by their speakers as enclaves within larger Tibetan communities, inside the Chinese state, in an interconnected and globalized world. These languages are subject to several unexpected sociolinguistic trends. Some languages are thriving, while others are likely to disappear in the near future.

09/05/15
12/05/15
12/05/15
13/05/15
  • Gender and the Colonial
  • Various Speakers
  • The SOAS Centre for Gender Studies will be hosting a two day conference and Early Career workshop on Gender and the Colonial in May 2015. Keynote speeches will be made by Professor Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University) and Professor Ratna Kapur (Jindal Global Law School), and a guest lecture will be made by Dr Fatou Kiné Camara (Griffith University).

13/05/15
18/05/15
18/05/15
26/05/15

June

01/06/15
04/06/15
08/06/15
  • The Humor Principle in Modern African Literature and Cinema
  • Maik Nwosu (University of Denver)
  • An examination of how the African comic imagination, which traces a path back to African folklore,  has variously manifested in modern African literature and the direct-to-video Nigerian film industry  known as Nollywood.

10/06/15
  • The Kaaba and the Kiswa
  • Dr Simon O’Meara (Lecturer in Islamic Art and Archaeology, SOAS)
  • Please note there is a room change due to KLT renovations - this will now be held in DLT (formerly G2), Main Building to left of Reception Desk

15/06/15
  • Anthropology in London Day 2015
  • This event provides a unique opportunity to explore the multiplicity of research directions and connections pursued by anthropologists based in institutions across London. The event focuses on emerging research clusters that cut across London anthropology departments, and aims to promote dialogue and collaboration for further research.

15/06/15
  • Cuban Music Big Band
  • Sara McGuinness & Elpidio Caicedo
  • Whatever your instrument, here’s a chance to play some classic Cuban styles
    Classes: 15-19 June, Mon-Fri 6-9pm

19/06/15
22/06/15
  • Kora
  • Kadialy Kouyate
  • Learn the 21 stringed Mandinka kora from Senegal
    Classes: 22-26 June, Mon-Fri 5-7pm
22/06/15
  • Mongolian Overtone Singing
  • Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino
  • Learn Khöömii, the amazing Mongolian Overtone singing style
    Classes: 22-26 June, Mon-Fri 7-9pm
29/06/15
29/06/15

July

04/07/15
  • Shifting Perspectives on Media and Materials in Early Modern Japan
  • Various Speakers
  • The aim of the symposium is to stimulate debate and rethinking to improve the future of skills training and of primary research into early modern Japan in the UK and in Europe by realising the direct impact that skills training and our understanding of research materials have on our knowledge of early modern and modern Japan.

06/07/15
  • World Music Choir
  • Judith Silver
  • A taster course for the SOAS World Music Choir.
    Classes: 6-10 July, Mon-Fri 6-8pm
06/07/15
  • Mbira
  • Linos Wengara Magaya
  • Study the spirit-calling mbira from Zimbabwe
    Classes: 6-10 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm
08/07/15
11/07/15

August

September

08/09/15
10/09/15

October

06/10/15
07/10/15
  • Title TBC
  • Emily Anderson (San Diego Museum of Man)
13/10/15
13/10/15
14/10/15
  • TBC
  • Jordan Sand (Georgetown University)
20/10/15
  • Title TBC
  • Associate Professor Christian Lekon
21/10/15
  • Title TBC
  • Peter Matanie (University of Sheffield)
28/10/15
  • Title TBC
  • Professor Gina Barnes (SOAS, University of London)

November

04/11/15
  • Title TBC
  • Neil Jackson (University of Liverpool)
18/11/15
  • Title TBC
  • Yuma Totani (University of Hawaii)

December

02/12/15
  • Title TBC
  • Robert Hoppens (University of Texas)
09/12/15
  • Title TBC
  • David Hughes (SOAS, University of London)