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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

IMG-Jaina Tantra Tantra, meditation and key textual themes at the 17th Annual Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS

The 17th Annual Jaina Studies Workshop takes place on 19-20 March, 2015 at SOAS, University of London.

5th March 2015

BA / Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship awarded to Lucia Dolce

Department member Dr Lucia Dolce has been awarded with a British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship

1st March 2015

Gurharpal Singh featured on BBC Heart and Soul

Prof Gurharpal Singh featured on BBC Heart and Soul about recent developments in Sikhism

24th February 2015

Update on the Christian Community in Iraq

A recent update on the situation of the Christian community in Iraq, especially among internally displaced persons (IDPs).

16th February 2015

REF results highlight SOAS publications on religions

The Department of the Study of Religions at SOAS, University of London has been ranked 11th nationally in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with nearly 80% of work submitted to the panel graded 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent).

18th December 2014

£2 million endowment funds first Numata Reader in Japanese Buddhism at SOAS

SOAS, University of London has received a further £600,000 gift from Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism) to secure a long-term endowment for the Numata Readership in Japanese Buddhism.

19th November 2014

New publication: Catalogue of Syriac Texts in the Berlin Turfan Collection

New publication catalogues the Syriac texts in the Berlin Turfan collection

4th November 2014

BBC programme on Christians in Iraq

SOAS expert joins BBC programme to discuss the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq

1st October 2014

Conference Explores "Pentecostalism and Development"

A large international and interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the Centre of World Christianity, explored the impact of Pentecostal and Charismatic movements on development initiatives.

7th September 2014

Current Information on Christians in Iraq

Dr Erica Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christianity, provides current information on Christians and other minorities in Iraq via a news article and a BBC interview.

12th August 2014

Award-winning student-led Ramadan Tent Project goes international

Ramadan Tent Project, an award-winning student-led project founded by both Muslim and non-Muslim students at SOAS, University of London is spreading to Manchester and establishing a global reach as it launches in Turkey and Zambia for its second year.

27th June 2014

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