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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

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

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

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

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

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