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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

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Regional Centres and Institutes

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2015

March

03/03/15
03/03/15
03/03/15
03/03/15
  • The Caliphate: back to the future?
  • S Sayyid, University of Leeds; Madawi Al-Rasheed, Middle East Centre at LSE and the Open Society Foundation; Reza Pankhurst, academic and author
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.
04/03/15
04/03/15
04/03/15
05/03/15
05/03/15
05/03/15
05/03/15
05/03/15
05/03/15
06/03/15
06/03/15
06/03/15
  • Taste, Health, or Ethics? The Values of Food Campaigning
  • See event details:
  • Members of Oxford Food Governance Group: Dr. Catherine Dolan, Reader in Anthropology, and Member of the Food Studies Centre, SOAS, University of London; Professor Stanley Ulijaszek and Dr. Karin Eli, Postdoctoral Researcher, Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University; and Dr. Javier Lezaun, Deputy Director and Dr. Tanja Schneider, Research Fellow, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, Oxford University

06/03/15
07/03/15
07/03/15
07/03/15
09/03/15
09/03/15
10/03/15
10/03/15
10/03/15
10/03/15
11/03/15
11/03/15
11/03/15
11/03/15
12/03/15
12/03/15
  • Arbitration Seminar Series: Issue estoppel in international arbitration
  • Mr Phillip Aliker, Barrister and Chartered Arbitrator of Tanfield Chambers
  • This Seminar considers the implications to arbitral practice of the decisions in Thao-Lao Lignite(Thailand) Co. Limited v the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Diag Human SE v The Czech Republic.

13/03/15
13/03/15
14/03/15
16/03/15
16/03/15
17/03/15
  • Fair Trade, Fair Wage? Research evidence from Ethiopia and Uganda
  • Professor Christopher Cramer, Dr Deborah Johnston & Dr Carlos Oya
  • Chris Cramer, Deborah Johnston and Carlos Oya share their findings from Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda, a four year DFID-funded research project (2009-13).

17/03/15
17/03/15
17/03/15
18/03/15
18/03/15
18/03/15
19/03/15
19/03/15
19/03/15
19/03/15
19/03/15
20/03/15
  • TBC
  • Sinan Kuneralp, ISIS Press, Istanbul
20/03/15
20/03/15
21/03/15
23/03/15
  • Persian Immersion Course
  • The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) is pleased to announce its third and final round of an intensive, one-week Persian immersion course.

24/03/15
26/03/15
  • The fortunes and misfortunes of the Tibetan army’s reforms during the first half of the 20th century (1895-1951)
  • Dr Alice Travers (CNRS)
  • The Tibetan army's expansion and reform was part of a modernisation programme undertaken by the 13th Dalai-lama. Troop numbers, organisation and equipment were improved in the context of Tibet’s de facto independence and increasing military threat to the east. Based on biographies, archives and interviews, this talk analyses the military reforms (recruitment, hierarchy, training, uniform, arms, ammunitions) in tandem with the political national and international context.

April

07/04/15
08/04/15
  • Karachi Pop?
  • Nada Raza (Assistant Curator (International Art), Tate Modern)
21/04/15
22/04/15
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.

28/04/15

May

01/05/15
06/05/15
07/05/15
12/05/15
12/05/15
13/05/15

June

10/06/15
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
29/06/15
29/06/15
  • Mongolian Overtone Singing
  • Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino
  • Learn Khöömii, the amazing Mongolian Overtone singing style
    Classes: 29 June - 3 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm

July

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

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
14/10/15
  • TBC
  • Jordan Sands (Georgetown University)
21/10/15
  • Title TBC
  • Peter Matanie (University of Sheffield)
28/10/15

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