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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

SOAS professor historical consultant for BBC’s ‘The Ottomans’

Benjamin Fortna, Professor in the History of the Middle East at SOAS, University of London served as an historical consultant for the BBC Two series 'The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors'.

9th October 2013

SOAS anthropologist's exhibition on mud masons of Mali opens at Smithsonian Institution

Trevor Marchand, Professor of Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London has co-curated an exhibition featuring the masons of Djenné for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.

29th August 2013

NSS image SOAS student satisfaction at highest level since NSS survey began

The 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) shows that SOAS, University of London has increased its overall student satisfaction by 4%.  88% of final year SOAS students say they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, the highest level of satisfaction achieved since the survey began, and 4% above the sector average.  

14th August 2013

Exhibition marks Livingstone bicentenary

'The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives' at SOAS, University of London marks the bicentenary of the birth of Dr David Livingstone with an exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, 22 October 2013 – 22 March 2014.

13th August 2013

Juhi Verma pic Planning to study at SOAS?

Juhi Verma, currently waiting for her A-Level results, has applied to study for a BA in History at SOAS, University of London. British born and with Indian parents, Verma is making it personal as she hopes to explore the partition of India and struggle for independence at SOAS – the only university specialising in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

12th August 2013

London teenagers get a taste of university life at SOAS Summer Club

The SOAS Students’ Union successfully launched the SOAS Summer Club this year, offering London teenagers, aged between 13 and 16 years old, the opportunity to experience university life.

6th August 2013

Call for papers for war horses conference to be held at SOAS

The convenors of a 2014 conference on war horses of the world, to be staged at SOAS, University of London have issued a call for papers.

1st August 2013

SOAS student playwright tackles fall of last African monarchy

A rising star in the performing arts world is Adam Tulloch, BA History student at SOAS, University of London.

1st August 2013

SOAS PhD graduate awarded 2013 BRISMES Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for thesis

SOAS PhD graduate Jörg Matthias Determann has been awarded the 2013 British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for his thesis.

28th June 2013

Gender Studies offers critical lens for interdisciplinary study of SOAS regions

SOAS Centre for Gender Studies (CGS) hosts a two-day workshop to explore new directions for the discipline.

3rd May 2013

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