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Adam Jogee SOAS student youngest candidate to win seat in Haringey local elections

Adam Jogee, due to graduate this summer at SOAS, University of London with a BA in History, has won a seat in the local elections in Haringey held on 22 May 2014. The Labour Councillor is also the youngest candidate in the district to stand at this year’s elections.

3rd July 2014

Dr Fabian Stremmel SOAS PhD graduate honoured in 2014 BRISMES Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize

SOAS, University of London PhD graduate Dr Fabian Stremmel has been awarded an 'Honourable Mention' by the 2014 British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for his thesis.

26th June 2014

Documentary film on slavery and emancipation by SOAS scholar available on DVD

The documentary film 'The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes' directed by Dr Marie Rodet, Lecturer in the History of Africa at SOAS, University of London is now available on DVD.

26th June 2014

CISD event in US hosts Justice Richard Goldstone to discuss human rights standards

‘Reinforcing Human Rights Standards’, co-organised by SOAS, University of London's Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) War Crimes Project, hosted Justice Richard Goldstone and a panel of international scholars for a discussion based on new research on uncovering lessons from the United Nations War Crimes Commissions (UNWCC) of 1943-1948 in the US earlier this week.

30th April 2014

Tribute paid to founding father of study of African history

SOAS, University of London has paid tribute to Roland Oliver, Professor of African History at SOAS, a major figure in development of the study of Africa, who died on 9 February, aged 90.

20th March 2014

SOAS scholar wins Fellowship from British Academy

Dr Konrad Hirschler, Reader in the History of the Near and Middle East at SOAS, University of London has been awarded a Mid-Career Fellowship from the British Academy for 2014/2015

19th March 2014

SOAS in Europe’s top ten for Arts and Humanities

SOAS, University of London has been ranked in Europe’s top ten universities for Arts and Humanities, according to the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, which ranked SOAS ninth in Europe and 26th in the world.

6th March 2014

The history of West African slavery on film at SOAS

Scholarly research on slavery and the African diaspora will be presented in a series of films at SOAS, University of London, starting this month, to highlight slavery in the African continent and its eastwards dimension within the Indian Ocean World.

13th February 2014

Obituary: Dr Peter Hardy

Dr Peter Hardy, Reader in the History of Islam in South Asia, and a lecturer in the SOAS History Department from 1947 to 1983, has recently died, aged 91

10th February 2014

Early links with West likely inspiration for Terracotta Warriors, argues SOAS scholar

In his recently published paper, Dr Lukas Nickel, a scholar on the archaeology of China at SOAS, University of London has suggested there are “likely” to be links between the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor of China and influences from the West.

19th December 2013

Islamic Golden Age pic SOAS scholars contribute to major series for BBC Radio 3 on the Islamic Golden Age

Professor Hugh Kennedy, Professor of Arabic and Narguess Farzad, Senior Fellow in Persian, have contributed to a major series by BBC Radio 3 on The Islamic Golden Age.

6th December 2013

SOAS historians advise latest Universal Pictures feature film

SOAS Japan Research Centre historians Dr Christopher Gerteis and Dr Stephen Turnbull served as historical advisers for the production of Universal Pictures’ latest feature film starring Keanu Reeves, Sanada Hiroyuki and Shibasaki Kō.

4th December 2013

The Trouble with the African Past

Richard Reid, Professor of the History of Africa at SOAS, University of London will be giving his inaugural lecture on the African past, looking at the significance of precolonial history which has declined markedly in the public and professional eyes of the people of sub-Saharan Africa over the last forty years.

28th November 2013

SOAS scholar advises on paintings and politics in China for BBC’s Culture Show

Dr Shane McCausland, Reader in the History of Art of China at SOAS, University of London acted as a consultant for BBC Two’s Culture Show on the painting and politics in China.

17th October 2013

Mandy Sadan book pic Historian examines ethnic conflict in Burma (Myanmar) in latest book

Dr Mandy Sadan, Lecturer in the History of South East Asia at SOAS, University of London considers the long-term development of ethno-nationalist conflict in the northern parts of Burma, which border with India to the west and China to the east, in her latest book.

10th October 2013

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