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Left to right: Dr Hassan Hakimian, Director of the London Middle East Institute, Dr Cyrus Ala’i,  Professor Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, and Dr  Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies Rare Persian map collection donated to SOAS

A significant collection of specialist maps of Persia has been donated to the Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS by Dr Cyrus Ala’i.

31st January 2013

New exhibition: Pirates, Merchants & Shipping on the North China Coast

A new exhibition: Pirates, Merchants & Shipping on the North China Coast opens this month at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS. The exhibition comprises photographs and manuscripts from the archive of John Swire & Sons held at Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library. The display tells the story of the piracy of the Nanchang II in 1933 when three Swire officers were held captive by Chinese bandits for five months. Exhibition open: 16 October 2012 - 15 December 2012

15th October 2012

One-to-one drop-in sessions: Locating archival resources for your research (31st October 2012)

Archives & Special Collections will be offering one-to-one drop-in sessions with archivists between 1.30pm-4.00pm on Wednesday 31st October 2012

Staff will be able to advise students and staff on ways to locate archival and manuscript sources relevant to their individual research.

9th October 2012

One-to-one drop-in sessions: Locating archival resources for your research (31st October 2012)

Archives & Special Collections will be offering one-to-one drop-in sessions with archivists between 1.30pm-4.00pm on Wednesday 31st October 2012

Staff will be able to advise students and staff on ways to locate archival and manuscript sources relevant to their individual research.

9th October 2012

Daughter of Eric Liddell visits SOAS

The 14th June saw SOAS Archives & Special Collections hosting a visit from Patricia Russell, eldest daughter of British sporting hero, Eric Liddell.

18th June 2012

New Guide to the Archive of the English Presbyterian Mission

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Guide to the Archive of the English Presbyterian Mission. 

17th November 2009

Images of Livingstone letters now available online

Images of David Livingstone’s letters held at SOAS Library are now available to view through the Livingstone Online project.

15th December 2008

The SOAS Archive Catalogue is available online.

The SOAS Archive Catalogue is available online.

15th February 2008