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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

April

22/04/14
22/04/14
23/04/14
23/04/14
24/04/14
24/04/14
25/04/14
  • BAJS Advanced Postgraduate Conference
  • This conference provides the opportunity for PhD students in any field of Japanese studies working within any academic institution internationally to present the results of their fieldwork, engage with other postgraduate students as well as established academics in the field, and meet key academic publishers.

25/04/14
26/04/14
28/04/14
28/04/14
  • African Art @ 2014
  • Charles Gore & Elsbeth Court
  • Discussion on the 16th Triennial Symposium of ACASA

29/04/14
29/04/14
  • Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran
  • Tara Povey, SOAS, Mehri Honarbin-Holliday, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, Elaheh Rostami-Povey, Centre for Iranian Studies
  • Resheduled from 4 February 2014. Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

30/04/14
30/04/14
30/04/14

May

01/05/14
01/05/14
  • Book launch: "The Threat of Liberation: Imperialism and Revolution in Zanzibar" by Amrit Wilson
  • Amrit Wilson, Dr Ama Biney, Mohamed Saleh, Salma Babu
  • SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies is hosting a panel discussion to launch ‘The Threat of Liberation: Imperialism and Revolution in Zanzibar’ by Amrit Wilson, (Pluto Press, 2013). The event will be chaired by Dr Parvathi Raman. Join the author Amrit Wilson, as well as Dr Ama Biney, Mohamed Saleh, and Salma Babu, in launching the book.

01/05/14
02/05/14
07/05/14
08/05/14
10/05/14
  • Gender, Fundamentalism & Racism
  • Georgie Wemyss (UEL) and Rebecca Durand; Pragna Patel (Southall Black Sisters); Rita Chadha (RAMFEL); Hana Riaz (LSE)
  • This seminar is presented by the University of East London’s CMRB (Centre for research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging) and SOAS’ Centre for Gender Studies

12/05/14
  • TBC
  • Professor Susanne Y P Choi (Hong Kong Chinese University)
12/05/14
14/05/14
  • TBC
  • Shane Marotta, PhD candidate History, SOAS
14/05/14
15/05/14
20/05/14
20/05/14
  • Disabled Diaspora, Rehabilitating State: The Queer Politics of Reproduction in Israel/Palestine
  • Roundtable with Jasbir Puar (Rutgers University) featuring Atef Alshaer, Brenna Bhandar, Aeyal Gross and Katherine Natanel. Chaired by Rahul Rao.

    No booking is required except for wheelchair space. The venue is wheelchair accessible, although the space for wheelchairs is very limited. To reserve a space, or if you have any other disability-related needs, please contact Rahul Rao (rr18@soas.ac.uk) in advance of the event.

21/05/14
21/05/14
22/05/14
22/05/14
27/05/14
27/05/14
27/05/14
28/05/14
29/05/14
  • Postgraduate Open Evening
  • Representatives from departments across the School will be available to answer your questions about postgraduate studies at SOAS.

29/05/14
  • Nyepas: The three humors in Tibetan Medicine
  • Dr. Rigzin Sangmo
  • According to traditional Tibetan medicine, health is determined by five elements (earth, water, fire, wind, space) and three humors (rlung 'wind', mkhris-pa 'bile' and bad-kan 'phlegm'). This talk will introduce the three humors and explain their composition and function in the regulation of health.

30/05/14

June

02/06/14
04/06/14
05/06/14
09/06/14
  • Simon Digby Memorial Conference
  • The conference brings together some of the most renowned scholars of pre-modern South Asia who knew Simon Digby personally as well as younger scholars who have been influenced by his path-breaking work.

10/06/14
  • ABG Seminar: Britain, China and Africa doing Business
  • Stephen Chan
  • Chinese investment in Africa has gained widespread attention over the last decades. The negative side of Chinese activity on the continent is an often repeated story of dubious ethical practices and an influx of Chinese labour. What is the situation now, and what role can British businesses play?

    In association with Business Council for Africa

12/06/14
  • The sku-bla and its cult
  • Nathan W. Hill
  • 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.

16/06/14
  • Kora
  • Kadialy Kouyate
  • Learn the 21 stringed Mandinka kora from Senegal
    Classes: 16-20 June, Mon-Fri 5-7pm
16/06/14
  • Tanzania's 2012 Census: Tracking Population Growth, Internal Migration and Urbanisation
  • Hugh Wenban-Smith
  • The Tanzanian population is now 48 million.  Over 4 million live in Dar es Salaam. The growth has slowed slightly to below 3% per annum – which means that the population is doubling about every 25 years.  If the trends continue the population will reach 100 million around 2040, over half of whom will live in urban areas.  

16/06/14
  • Cuban Music Big Band
  • Sara McGuinness & Elpidio Caicedo
  • Whatever your instrument, here’s a chance to play some classic Cuban styles
    Classes: 16-20 June, Mon-Fri 6-9pm

16/06/14
18/06/14
21/06/14
23/06/14
23/06/14
  • Mongolian Overtone Singing
  • Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino
  • Learn Khöömii, the amazing Mongolian Overtone singing style
    Classes: 23-27 June, Mon-Fri 7-9pm

July

07/07/14
  • Mbira
  • Linos Wengara Magaya
  • Study the Zimbabwean mbira, a thumb piano used by the Shona people
    Classes: 7-11 July, Mon-Fri 5-7pm
07/07/14
  • World Music Choir
  • Judith Silver
  • A taster course for the SOAS World Music Choir.
    Classes: 7-11 July, Mon-Fri 5-7pm
07/07/14
07/07/14

September

30/09/14

October

December

01/12/14
08/12/14
  • TBC
  • Professor Janet Hunter (LSE)