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SOAS University of London’s renowned music summer school starts next week offering an array of workshops, taster sessions and master classes. From the sacred rhythms and chants of Afro-Cuban Santeria to studying the Indian tabla drums - the backbone of Classical Indian music - students can take their pick from a range of four-day courses this summer.
16th June 2016
The Centre for Media Studies, SOAS University of London, supported by the London Middle East Institute, hosted the successful one-day international conference, ‘Communication and Conflict: Iraq and Syria’ on 7 May 2016
16th May 2016
Dates of Summer School: 23 July – 2 August 2016
This Summer School, open to international but especially Indonesian students, will study aspects of premodern Javanese Art History, from the Central Javanese ‘Hindu-Buddhist’ period to the late Majapahit and Early Islamic period (ca. 8th-early 17th century).
15th May 2016
In March 2016 Ashley Thompson, Pamela Corey, Louise Tythacott and Simone Green led a group of 24 MA students from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, including the 13-strong cohort of Alphawood MA students, on an exploration of Southeast Asian art museum and archival research collections in Paris.
1st April 2016
Senate House, the future home of SOAS University of London, will host BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow on 25 September 2016. The show will coincide with SOAS’ centenary celebration, beginning June 2016.
30th December 2015
From September-December 2015 Alphawood students on the ‘Curating Cultures’ MA course worked in exhibition teams to devise displays using the History of Art and Archaeology teaching collections. The collection consists mainly of Southeast Asian material donated to SOAS by Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Moore.
14th December 2015
Members of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme Professor Ashley Thompson, Dr Christian Luczanits, Dr Louise Tythacott and Dr Peter Sharrock, and Project Coordinator Dr Joanna Wolfarth, spent ten days in Cambodia as part of the final component of the Alphawood-funded Scoping Phase for a Field School and Conservation Programme at 12th-century Banteay Chhmar Temple.
13th December 2015
Students on the School of Arts’ ‘Curating Cultures’ MA module have curated five exhibitions in the Lady David Gallery at SOAS.
10th December 2015
News from the region: Thailand
HRH Maha Chakri Sirindorn of Thailand opened the Cultural Relationship Mainland Southeast Asia (CRMA) Research Centre at Chulaklomkao Royal Military Academy, Nakhon Nayok on 16th November, 2015.
29th November 2015
Two films produced by SOAS, University of London scholars have won their individual categories at last night’s Arts & Humanities Research Council the Research In Film Awards Ceremony, held at the British Film Institute.
13th November 2015
Professor Anna Contadini and Dr Rachel Harris participate in International Conference on "Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia"The conference is being held at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, October 29-31 2015. It is organised by the Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies (IISMC) of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in cooperation with Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI); Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; CNRS/CETOBAC, Paris; and SOAS, University of London.
28th October 2015
The 2016 Alphawood Scholarships at SOAS are open from November 2015. The closing date for applications is 18 December at 1pm.
19th October 2015
Cambodian ministerial delegation visits SOAS to plan major restoration of Banteay Chhmar temple. SOAS Field School to deliver on-site training in a broad range of skills associated with temple's conservation.
13th October 2015
Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona visits the Arts of South East Asia from the SOAS Collections
The Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts (MCFA) Phoeurng Sackona visits the Arts of South East Asia from the SOAS Collections exhibition in the Foyle Gallery at SOAS.
30th September 2015
A Special Issue of the journal African Arts focused on African photography has been guest edited by Dr Charles Gore, Senior Lecturer in the History of African Art, SOAS.
24th September 2015
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