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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 to host workshop in Bangkok on preserving indigenous languages

SOAS, University of London will host a workshop entitled ‘Documenting and preserving indigenous languages: principles, practices and tools’ in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-14 February 2015. The workshop has been organised in collaboration with Mahidol University, based in Bangkok, and is being funded by the British Council.

14th October 2014

SOAS South Asia Institute programmes in Intensive South Asian Studies and Contemporary Punjab start this autumn

The MA in Intensive South Asian Studies and the course 'Contemporary Punjab: Society and Culture across Borders', run by the SOAS South Asia Institute, will be starting this academic term.

10th September 2014

SOAS students showcase musical talent at BBC Proms

SOAS, University of London BA Music students Jasdeep Singh Degun and Gurchetan Singh will be performing Raga Jogkauns – a traditional North Indian Classical performance – at this year’s prestigious BBC Proms.

18th July 2014

SOAS Brunei Gallery exhibition to commemorate largely forgotten Sikh soldiers in World War One

This summer will see a landmark exhibition at SOAS, University of London’s Brunei Gallery to commemorate the remarkable but largely forgotten contribution and experiences of Sikh soldiers, as well as the families they left behind.

2nd July 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

SOAS inspires school pupils to learn languages through football

A nationwide outreach project supported by SOAS, University of London invited more than 100 school pupils from 82 schools to learn languages through football.

19th June 2014

HEFCE scholarships available for MA programmes in language based area studies

The SOAS, University of London led consortium ‘Sustainable Funding for Language-based Area Studies’, funded by the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme with match-funding from SOAS, has a scholarship fund of £460,000 to award in 2014-15.

19th June 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

SOAS Language Centre offers taster sessions as part of Adult Learning Festival

Free language taster sessions will be offered at the Language Centre at SOAS, University of London as part of the Adult Learning Festival next month.

23rd May 2014

Leading political scientists and commentators to debate India’s outlook at SOAS

Following the elections in India - the largest democratic exercise in the history of humankind - the political, social and economic outlook for the country will be debated by leading political scientists and commentators at SOAS, University of London next month.

22nd May 2014

History of South Asian theatre in UK exhibited at SOAS

A collection of photographs displaying key figures in the establishment and development of South Asian theatre in the UK will be exhibited at SOAS, University of London’s Wolfson Gallery from this month.

24th April 2014

SOAS Director praises students for creating valuable language resource

Professor Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, University of London praises SOAS postgraduate students for their interactive website Language Landscape documenting and celebrating language diversity.

10th April 2014

SOAS scholar secures ESRC/DFID funding for research on parliaments and poverty reduction in Bangladesh and Ethiopia

Dr Emma Crewe, a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has received a grant of £501,930 from an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - Department for International Development (DFID) joint fund to research the role of MPs in public engagement and poverty reduction in Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

10th April 2014

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