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CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Conference “Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia”

CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Conference “Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, October 29, 30 and 31 2015.

17th March 2015

Trio Da Kali offer unique experience to SOAS students

Malian musicians Trio da Kali participated in a series of special events for SOAS students last week. Trio da Kali have been in residency at the SOAS Music department, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI). 

3rd March 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives.’ DEADLINE: 15 March 2015.

The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS invites papers for a symposium entitled ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives’ on July 3 2015. Abstracts of 150-200 words, as well as questions and expressions of interest, should be sent to: sg74@soas.ac.uk and at50@soas.ac.uk. 

16th February 2015

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

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