Calendar of Events
Week beginning Monday 23 February 2015
- Horses, mules and donkeys: neglected factors in the economic development of Africa?
William Gervase Clarence-Smith
Historians have paid some attention to horses, but essentially as machines of war and prestige, whereas donkeys, wild asses, mules and zebras have been altogether neglected. It is suggested here that equids were significant economic resources in the Sahel-Sudan Belt, the Ethiopian highlands, and the savannas of eastern and southern Africa.
- The Ottoman Princess and the Merchant: Contested Debt and Gendered Legal Strategies
Elizabeth Shlala, LSE
- The Sound of Silk and Bamboo
UK Chinese Music Ensemble
- Canada - Private Appointments
Canada - Toronto
- Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
This workshop is for Taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about and planning their Dissertation.
- Climate Change and Security
Prof Jan Selby (Sussex)
All welcome, no booking required.
- A Window that Closed: the Indian Strike Movement of 1946-47, its Context and Repercussions
Ravi Ahuja (Gottingen)
- Clan Politics and the Opportunity of Tourism Among the Mursi in South Ethiopia
Dr. Tamás Régi (Oxford University & Kodolányi János University, Hungary)
- Pink, Palm Trees and Postmodernity
Sinta Tantra, Artist
- 3rd Leverhulme Lecture: Manichean Aesthetics: Observations on the Poetry of the Iranian Revolution
Professor Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak (University of Maryland)
- Can Federalism Save the state in Yemen?
Maria-Louise Clausen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
British-Yemeni Society Lecture
- Effective Lecturing Skills [2.5 PDHEP]
With Dr Kevin Manton, winner of Directors Teaching Prize 2012-13
- The Ikhwan al-Safa' on Music
Owen Wright, SOAS, University of London
- Professor Gabeba Baderoon (Stellenbosch University) Race and Religion, Religion as Race: Muslims in South Africa from Slavery to Post-apartheid
Professor Gabeba Baderoon (Stellenbosch University)
- Everyone Is Not Illuminated: Light, Energy and Markets in Rural India
Jamie Cross (University of Edinburgh)
- Inequality and the 1%: what goes wrong when the rich becomes too rich
Professor Danny Dorling
- 'Give me Some Skin': The Cult of Datsueba in Medieval Japan
Bernard R Faure (Kao Professor of Japanese Religion, Columbia University)
This lectures explores a new category of deities, the so-called 'placenta deities,' and provides a more complex vision of premodern Japanese religion.
- The United Nations Special Procedures system and the challenges of human rights implementation
Dr Ahmed Shaheed (UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran)
13th Annual Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen International Law lecture
- Thinking about Writing Your Master’s Dissertation on Central Asia? Share in the Experiences of the SOAS Graduates 2014
2014 MSc graduates: Rosa Vercoe, John Moore, and Maurizio Totaro
- Gods and Demons of Medieval Japan
Bernard Faure (Columbia University)
- Property and Political Order in Africa: Land Regimes and the Structure of Politics
Catherine Boone (LSE)
- SOAS School of Law Inception Lecture 2015: Is international justice a contradiction in terms?
Geoffrey Robertson, QC
The School of Law at SOAS, University of London will host the founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, the UK’s largest human rights practice, Geoffrey Robertson, QC, for its second annual Inception Lecture.
- Friending the Enemy: the White Group and the KMT's Pursuit of an alliance with Post-imperial Japan
Speaker: Dr Barak Kushner (University of Cambridge)
- Research Supervision: Workshop for PhD Supervisors
- Rice and Rice Cookers in Postwar Japan: The Role of Gender in Innovation and Consumption
Dr. Helen Macnaughtan, Lecturer in International Business and Management (Japan), Dept. of Financial and Management Studies, and Member of the Food Studies Centre, SOAS, University of London
- Workers and Labour in a Globalised Capitalism: Contemporary Themes and Theoretical Issues
Dr Maurizio Atzeni (Univeristy of Loughborough)
- Performance and the practice of ‘Equality’
Dr Young In Hong
- North Korean artists and Africa
Dr Polly Savage, Dept of History of Art and Archaeology SOAS
- A Lecture on Ahmad Shamlu
Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, University of Maryland and SOAS
- Italy - BC Milan
Italy - Milan
- UK - SI-UK Fair
UK - London
- Tanzania: A New Constitution?
Frederick Longino, Abdul Paliwala, Yussuf Hamad, Aikande Kwayu
At the end of April, Tanzanians will vote to decide whether to approve a new Constitution. A panel of expert speakers will discuss the issues surrounding the controversial draft.
- Canada - Study & Go Abroad Fair
Canada - Toronto