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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

SOAS Summer School courses explore key international issues

Students can explore today’s challenging international issues in a series of short courses being run at SOAS, University of London this summer.

4th March 2013

Japan Since 1945: From Postwar to Post-Bubble by Christopher Gerteis and Timothy S. George SOAS historian champions importance of today’s Japan

A new collection of essays, edited by SOAS historian Dr Christopher Gerteis, reasserts the contemporary global importance of the East Asian nation.

1st February 2013

Konrad Hirschler Dr Konrad Hirschler, reader in the History of the Near and Middle East at SOAS, wins award

Dr Konrad Hirschler wins the 2012 British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Book Award for his study of reading practices in the medieval Middle East

16th November 2012

QS World University Rankings Logo SOAS scores well in world university rankings

SOAS qualities have been recognised this week by the new QS World University Rankings and the Which? university comparison website.

18th September 2012

japanese ceremony image roof garden One year on: Ceremony held to commemorate the Great Eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami

A ceremony was held at SOAS on 6 March to mark the first anniversary of Japan's earthquake and tsunami, which devastated much of the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan on 11 March 2011.

6th March 2012

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