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World leading research of SOAS’ Faculty of Arts and Humanities recognised in REF

The research of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at SOAS, University of London has been recognised in the UK’s top quartile for research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

18th December 2014

SOAS scholar secures Getty Foundation funding to explore art and archaeology of Crusades

Scott Redford newly appointed Nasser D. Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London has been awarded a two-year grant of $335,000 by the Getty Foundation to explore the art and archaeology of the Crusades.

6th October 2014

SOAS debate: revisiting 1914-18 for the classroom and beyond

Leading historians and political experts debate the significance of global empires in World War One in the context of a more inclusive history curriculum at a public round table at SOAS, University of London on 18 September 2014.

10th September 2014

We Are Iraqis SOAS scholar receives Arab American Book Award for exploration of what it means to be Iraqi

Nadje Al-Ali, Professor of Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London has been awarded the The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award at the 2014 Arab American Book Award for her co-edited book on what it means to be Iraqi.

22nd August 2014

SOAS academic presents new book on life and legacy of Khomeini

Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam has edited a new book on the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the man who led the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which resulted in his appointment as Iran’s Supreme Leader, a position he held until his death in 1989. The book has received favourable media coverage in Iran and beyond, most notably on the BBC Persian website.  

7th August 2014

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

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