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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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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, 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
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
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