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SOAS scholar collaborates with Nigerian photographer to exhibit ‘prayer cities’ of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Dr Marloes Janson, Lecturer in Anthropology at SOAS, University of London and Akintunde Akinleye, prize winner in the prestigious World Press Photo awards have collaborated on a photographic exhibition of the ‘prayer cities’ on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Nigeria.

26th March 2014

SOAS celebrates 10 years of Centre of Jaina Studies

Two major events focusing on Jaina studies at SOAS, University of London will mark the 10th anniversary of the Centre of Jaina Studies (COJS) this week.

19th March 2014

Ralph Lee MBE for SOAS Alumnus

Dr Ralph Lee, former doctoral student of the Department of the Study of Religions (2011, first supervisor Erica Hunter) was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours Listing for consular services to British and Commonwealth citizens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

9th 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

World music and dance at third Interfaith Music Festival at SOAS

SOAS, University of London students bring world music and dance from groups with Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim backgrounds to London at the third Interfaith Music Festival next week.

21st February 2014

SOAS scholar awarded for increasing visibility of Jainism

Dr Peter Flügel, Reader in the Study of Religions at SOAS, University of London has been awarded the 2012 Jewel of the Jain World Award, announced on Diwali day of 2013.

31st January 2014

David Mosse book pic SOAS scholar awarded for ‘Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies’

The latest publication by Professor David Mosse, Head of Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has been named winner of Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies (History/Ethnography) 2009-2013 by the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies.

31st January 2014

SOAS brings world philosophy to forefront for next generation of students

The Department of the Study of Religions at SOAS, University of London hosted a one-day conference for sixth-form students on the relationship between ‘religion’ and ‘philosophy’, particularly when viewed from outside the west.

23rd January 2014

London pupils inspired by the Everlasting Flame at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS

Pupils from Little Heath School, a special school in the London Borough of Redbridge, were inspired by the Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination exhibition at SOAS, University of London’s Brunei Gallery earlier this month.

12th December 2013

Marloes Janson book pic SOAS scholar publishes first book on Tablighi Jama'at in Africa

Dr Marloes Janson, Lecturer in Anthropology at SOAS, University of London has published a monograph on the transnational Islamic missionary movement in Africa, the Tablighi Jama'at.

12th December 2013

First MUSA conference tackles Muslim representations, thought and practice

The first annual graduate Muslim South Asia Research Forum (MUSA) conference at SOAS, University of London, showcased the work of young scholars from Europe, UK, the US, Pakistan and India across a range of disciplines, was held on 28 October 2013 in the Brunei Gallery at SOAS, University of London.

15th November 2013

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia ©Pia Conti US foundation gives transformational £20 million donation to SOAS, University of London to fund a step change in the knowledge and understanding of Southeast Asian art

Alphawood Foundation, a Chicago private foundation, today announced a £20 million ($32 million) gift to SOAS, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia. The largest ever gift in Alphawood Foundation’s history, the donation is also one of the largest recorded to UK higher education, especially in the field of arts and humanities.

1st November 2013

Mandy Sadan book pic Historian examines ethnic conflict in Burma (Myanmar) in latest book

Dr Mandy Sadan, Lecturer in the History of South East Asia at SOAS, University of London considers the long-term development of ethno-nationalist conflict in the northern parts of Burma, which border with India to the west and China to the east, in her latest book.

10th October 2013

SOAS professor historical consultant for BBC’s ‘The Ottomans’

Benjamin Fortna, Professor in the History of the Middle East at SOAS, University of London served as an historical consultant for the BBC Two series 'The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors'.

9th October 2013

Professor Eck awarded Honorary Doctorate from SOAS

Professor Eck awarded Honorary Doctorate from SOAS

22nd August 2013

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