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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

SOAS student Kiran Flynn Undergraduate Wins Guardian International Development Journalism Award

Kiran Flynn, a second-year undergraduate history student at SOAS has won the award for best amateur article  in the Guardian’s International Development Journalism Competition. The story appears in a special supplement published by the Guardian today.

23rd November 2011

Lindiwe Dovey Autumn News

The School has improved its student satisfaction as measured by the 2011 National Student Survey

22nd September 2011

Lindiwe Dovey Director's Teaching Prize 2010-11

Dr Lindiwe Dovey has won this year's SOAS Director's Teaching Prize.

1st August 2011

Frank Dikötter Mao's Great Famine Wins Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

Professor of Modern Chinese History Frank Dikötter has been awarded the 2011 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, one of the UK's most prestigious literary awards. 

7th July 2011

Undergraduate finalist school prize awarded to History student David Bannister

We congratulate David Bannister, a student of the History Department, for receiving this award for 2011!

6th July 2011

Professor Barratt Discusses Daoism with Melvin Bragg on In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests (including Professor Tim Barrett) discuss Daoism. An ancient Chinese tradition of philosophy and religious belief, Daoism first appeared more than two thousand years ago.

16th December 2010

Mao's Great Famine by Frank Dikötter New Book Details the Horrors of the Great Leap Forward

Mao's Great Famine, by Professor of Modern Chinese History Frank Dikötter, asserts that Mao's Great Leap Forward resulted in 45 million deaths and untold suffering.

22nd September 2010

New Scholarship for 2010-11

Four scholarships are available for overseas fee-paying students who are proposing to register for the full-time MA Religions or MA History: Asia/ Africa at SOAS for the academic session 2010/11.The scholarship, valued at £15,000, will be used to meet the cost of tuition fees at the overseas rate and the remaining sum may be used towards maintenance.

24th February 2010

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