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SOAS Music Department first in UK for research outputs

The UK’s only Music department specialising in world music has been recognised for ‘world-leading’ research and ‘outstanding impacts’ in the 2014 the Research Excellence Framework.  

18th December 2014

SOAS’ School of Arts among UK elite for research quality

The research of the School of Arts at SOAS, University of London, has been ranked in the UK top ten in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The quality of its research outputs was especially highly regarded, that of the Department of Music being placed first nationally and that of the Department of History of Art and Archaeology fourth.

18th December 2014

toumaniandsidiki Album produced by SOAS academic nominated at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Dr Lucy Durán, Senior Lecturer in African Music, has produced an album that has been announced as a nominee in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

10th December 2014

Interfaith music and dance festival seeks artists

The COEXIST Interfaith Music Festival is entering its fourth year and is looking to sign up artists from various faith and interfaith backgrounds who wish to perform their music and/or dance at the festival to be held in the Brunei Gallery on 30 March 2015.

25th November 2014

SOAS student’s research into Saharawi culture forms new British Library collection

Violeta Ruano, a SOAS PhD student in Ethnomusicology, has been conducting research into Saharawi culture and politics for almost three years and has recently had her work adapted into a British Library collection.

30th October 2014

SOAS alumnus Nick Mulvey up for a second Mercury Prize

Former SOAS student Nick Mulvey, BA Music Studies, has been nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize for his first solo album First Mind.

30th October 2014

SOAS’ autumn Concert Series begins

The Department of Music at SOAS, University of London, the largest and leading centre in Europe for the study of world music, has announced dates for its hugely popular Concert Series 2014-15.

14th October 2014

Alumna Maya Youssef to play the Proms on Saturday

Maya Youssef, SOAS alumna, will perform the Syrian qanun on Saturday for BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

31st July 2014

SOAS students showcase musical talent at BBC Proms

SOAS, University of London BA Music students Jasdeep Singh Degun and Gurchetan Singh will be performing Raga Jogkauns – a traditional North Indian Classical performance – at this year’s prestigious BBC Proms.

18th July 2014

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, "From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins"

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins held on 13 June 2014 was a resounding success. Selected papers from the conference will be published in an upcoming issue of the SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research. A podcast of the conference is also forthcoming.

13th June 2014

Book cover SOAS scholar publishes Mamluk text

Owen Wright, Emeritus Professor of Musicology of the Middle East at SOAS, University of London provides a critical insight in the only text representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the early fourteenth century CE in his latest book.

11th June 2014

SOAS students sing to support recovery of north-eastern Japan

SOAS, University of London students hit the high notes in March when they participated in a song recording to support of the recovery of north-eastern Japan communities affected by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

4th June 2014

Sanubar Tursun SOAS to welcome one of the finest singers in Central Asia, Sanubar Tursun

SOAS, University of London welcomes the Sanubar Tursun Trio from Chinese Central Asia on 12 May, for three days, at the start of their European tour, supported by the Aga Khan Music Initiative.

30th April 2014

SOAS World Music Summer School programme announced

The SOAS World Music Summer School, taking place at SOAS, University of London, will offer a range of intensive and inspiring courses for its 2014 programme of events.

27th March 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

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