Week beginning Monday 29 January 2018
- Eating and Drinking with Strangers: Hospitality in Rural North China
Dr Mikkel Bunkenborg (University of Copenhagen)
- Can Emotions Make History? The Case of Early Islamic Conversion
Karen Bauer, The Institute of Ismaili Studies
- World Market, Patterns of Accumulation, and State Forms: The Political Economy of the Latin American Left
Dr Jeff Webber (Queen Mary, University of London)
This paper provides a synoptic assessment of the political economy of the Left turn in Latin America in the twenty-first century. First, it charts the broad trajectory of Latin America’s political economy in relation to trends in the world market and the international division of labour between 1980 and 2017.
- We don't eat turtle anymore: perspectives on music ecology and sustainability from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Jenny McCallum (Independent)
- Rethinking and Reclaiming History: Emerging Arab Interest in Jewish Heritage in the Middle East
Since the 1950’s the history of “Arab Jews” is dominated, mainly, by two official narratives. In the last decade however, these narratives have been questioned, not in academia, media and popular culture or journalistic works but in literature. Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.
- What is Global Health?
Professor Ian Harper, Department of Anthropology, Edinburgh University
- Sanskrit Reading Room
Dr Vincenzo Vergiani
- Frances Grahl (CCLPS, SOAS) and Eli Davies (University of Ulster) - Blurring boundaries: new formulations of the home
The papers for this session will explore the ways in which traditional boundaries of public and private have been unsettled in Irish and migrant novels and discuss the ways in which the home becomes a site of political struggle, solidarity, hope and radical potential.
- The Dynamics of Gender Inequality in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia
Hannah Bargawi (SOAS), Hassan Hakimian (SOAS), Susan Joekes (Independent Researcher) and Massoud Karshenas (SOAS)
- May God Bless Manchukuo: Asian crisis and the transformation of Vatican-China relations
Thomas David DuBois (Independent scholar)
- Is Anime Really Popular in the World? An Alternative Way to Approach Anime’s Globalisation from the Case of a Trans-Asian Anime Business Project
Ryotaro Mihara (Lecturer in International Management, School of Finance and Management, SOAS University of London)
- En Route: Europe’s Flickering Border Migrant Camps
Dr Irit Katz
- Instructions for Women (Jiaonü 教女): Reading and Translating an Excavated Text
Professor Olivia Milburn (Seoul National University)
- What makes work meaningful? Affective motivations of journalists in Cairo and Beirut
Professor Tim Markhan
- Living Memory of an Animist Society in the Austronesian World, Pala’wan Verbal Arts and Digital Humanities
Nicole Revel (Emeritus Research Director, CNRS)
- Globalisation from the Vantage Point of Ethiopia
Caroline Knowles (Goldsmiths)
- Lydia Ourahmane in conversation with Natasha Hoare
Lydia Ourahmane, Natasha Hoare
The Sotheby's Institute of Art & SOAS University of London artists talks series presents: Lydia Ourahmane in conversation with Natasha Hoare
- International criminal law and environmental crimes: Possibilities and limitations
Speaker: Richard J Rogers, Global Diligence LLP
LEDC’s Eleventh Annual Public Evening Seminar Series (2017-2018)
- Taq Kasra: Wonder of Architecture
Directed by Pejman Akbarzadeh
World Premiere screening of the first-ever documentary film on the ancient Persian palace Taq Kasra which is the world's largest brickwork vault.
- Annual Palestine Research Seminar
Sixth Annual Palestine Research Seminar
- Celebrating Buchi Emecheta
An all-day celebration of the life and work of the acclaimed Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta, who passed away in January 2017.
- Colonialism and its Reverberations: ‘Comfort Women’ and Historical Revisionism in Korea and Japan
Professor Yonson Ahn (University of Frankfurt), Professor Vladimir Tikhonov (University of Oslo), Professor Chong Yeonghwan (Meiji Gakuin University)