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Bahr Kukkuṭāsana SOAS scholar secures major grant to explore history of hatha yoga

Dr James Mallinson, the world’s leading scholar of pre-modern haṭha yoga and lecturer at SOAS, University of London, has received an Economic Research Council (ERC) grant worth €1.85m to lead a research project on the history of hatha yoga.

12th November 2015

SOAS Nohoudh Scholar talks on Islamaphobia at Québec University

SOAS’ 2015-16 Nohoudh Scholar, Farrah Sheikh, recently appeared as a special invited guest at a conference on Islamaphobia at the Université du Québec à Montréal in conjunction with the University of Berkeley’s Centre for Race and Gender.

4th November 2015

The Everlasting Flame in Delhi

The first SOAS exhibition to go on tour: A SOAS centenary exhibition, The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in history and imagination to be hosted in Delhi in 2016.

18th October 2015

The Everlasting Flame Delhi 2016 pic 1 A SOAS centenary exhibition: The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in history and imagination to be hosted in Delhi in 2016

A major exhibition exploring the cultural history of Zoroastrianism, sponsored by the Government of India's Ministry for Minority Affairs (MOMA), comes to Delhi in spring 2016.

8th October 2015

SOAS helps make headlines in Tajikistan

Several SOAS academics from the Department of Religions and Philosophies have taken part in a conference in Tajikistan that was featured on the country's national television network. ​

5th October 2015

NSS 2015 2 SOAS tops London institutions for teaching, according to students

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating of 89%.

12th August 2015

ACLS announces the second cohort of fellows in The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

Fellows from Asia, Europe, and North America will travel to archives and research sites in Asia and other world areas to conduct research on a wide range of topics related to Buddhism.

28th July 2015

British Academy elects four SOAS scholars for outstanding research

Four SOAS, University of London scholars have been elected Fellows of the British Academy for 2014/15.

17th July 2015

Study of Religions announces a new partnership with the Shi'ah Institute

The Study of Religions department is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Shi'ah Institute, an independent, non-political organisation that facilitates and promotes scholarship on Shīʿah Ithnā ʿAsharī Islam, its heritage, and its peoples.

30th June 2015

New SOAS World Philosophies programme challenges traditional philosophy framework

SOAS, University of London has introduced a new BA World Philosophies programme focusing on the philosophical traditions of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, alongside those of Europe.

17th June 2015

SOAS Professor to teach ancient Zoroastrian language in Pune

Professor Almut Hintze, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism at SOAS, University of London will be teaching ‘An Introduction to the Avestan Language’ in Pune, India this summer.

9th June 2015

SOAS PhD student showcases artwork at West London Gallery

Alexandra Buhler, MPhil/PhD Religions, is showcasing her unique collection of oil paintings and pastels at the Piers Feetham Gallery in Chelsea.

28th May 2015

New programme available at SOAS as School signs partnership agreement with Sri Aurobindo Trust

SOAS, University of London has formally signed a new partnership agreement with the Sri Aurobindo Trust in order to launch a brand new module – ‘Modern Indian Philosophy with a focus on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother’.

12th May 2015

IMG-Jaina Tantra Global Vision of Jaina Studies discussed by leading figures

Influential members of the Jain community came together at SOAS, University of London last week for a lunch hosted by Director of SOAS Professor Paul Webley and a discussion on future collaboration of the Centre for Jaina Studies at the School and academic partners in India.

9th April 2015

Nicholas Sims-Williams SOAS scholar honoured by Royal Asiatic Society

Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams, Research Professor of Iranian and Central Asian Studies in the School’s Study of Religions Department, has been awarded the Royal Asiatic Society’s triennial Denis Sinor Gold Medal for Inner Asian Studies.

31st March 2015

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