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Trio Da Kali in Residency at the SOAS Music Department

Aga Khan Music Initiative presents a residency at SOAS of Malian musicians Trio Da Kali 

20th January 2015

Dr Hettie Elgood MBE Recognition for SOAS Asian Art expert and advocate in New Year’s Honours

Dr Heather Elgood, Course Director of SOAS’ Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, has been awarded an MBE for 'Services to Higher Education and the Arts’ in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list. Since 1988 Dr Elgood has developed and run the Diploma, which has long been recognised for its excellence. 

30th December 2014

SOAS’ Department of History of Art and Archaeology in UK top 10 for research outputs

The Department of History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London has been ranked 8th out of 25 in the UK for its research into the visual arts, architecture and material culture of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  

18th December 2014

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

SOAS music students compose ‘Sounds of the World’ ringtones for Microsoft’s new phone

People across the world can now carry SOAS in their pockets as ringtones, composed by SOAS music students, are pre-loaded in Microsoft’s latest device.

3rd December 2014

SOAS Alphawood Scholarships available for students from Southeast Asia to study Buddhist and Hindu art

Students from Southeast Asia are invited to apply for an Alphawood Scholarship, part of SOAS, University of London’s new Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme, to study Buddhist and Hindu art in the heart of London.

24th November 2014

Timon Screech SOAS scholar elected as a member of Academia Europaea

Timon Screech, Professor of the History of Art, has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe).

17th November 2014

SOAS Announce 2015/16 Alphawood Scholarships

The 2015/16 Alphawood Scholarships at SOAS are open from 1 November 2014. The closing date for applications is 18 December at 1pm.

1st November 2014

Eminent Asian art scholar Dr Pratapaditya Pal speaking at SOAS during Asian Art in London

In a rare appearance, the world’s foremost specialist in the arts of India, the Himalayas and South East Asia, Dr Pratapaditya Pal, will give a lecture at SOAS, University of London on 5 November 2014.

15th October 2014

SOAS Exhibitions Manager judges craft in Beijing

John Hollingworth, Galleries and Exhibition Manager at the Brunei Gallery, was recently invited to act as judge for the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts in Beijing. John was asked to attend by the World Crafts Council AISBL and the China Arts and Crafts Association (China is currently President of the WCC).

5th September 2014

Anna Contadini SOAS academic awarded the ‘Premio Vallesina’

Anna Contadini, Professor of the History of Islamic Art at SOAS, University of London has been awarded the ‘Premio Vallesina 2014’ for the category ‘Culture’.

22nd 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

South East Asia Art Exhibition World leading art historian launches inaugural event of Alphawood Foundation funded Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS

The world leading art historian Hiram W. Woodward will launch the inaugural event of the £15 million Alphawood Foundation funded Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS, University of London.

27th May 2014

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia ©Pia Conti Appointment of three scholars marks first major realisation of £20 million Alphawood Foundation donation to enhance Southeast Asian arts expertise at SOAS

SOAS, University of London has announced the appointment of three new scholars to the endowed academic posts funded by the Alphawood Foundation to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia. All three appointees join SOAS in September 2014 and will be in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology in the School of Arts.

19th May 2014

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