Week beginning Monday 14 January 2019
- Déjà Vu? Photography as Metaphor: Repurposing Archival Photographs of Mao
Prof. Barbara Mittler (University of Heidelberg)
The anchor for this presentation which stems from a joint research project with the historian of India, Sumathi Ramaswamy, is Gigi Scaria’s six-minute video installation No Parallel (2010).
- Introducing the Gods of Old: The Mythology of Ancient Iraq
PROF ANDREW GEORGE (SOAS)
- Iranian-Islamic Illumination Course: Islīmī Patterns
Please note that the course will commence on 14 January 2019 and not 7 January 2019 as previously advertised and that it will run until 18 March 2019 instead of 11 March 2019.
- The Yoga of the Amṛtasiddhi with James Mallinson
Dr James Mallinson, SOAS
- Deconstructing Development Discourse: Buzzwords and Fuzzwords Revisited
Professor Andrea Cornwall, Dr Tania Kaiser & Dr Meera Sabaratnam | SOAS University of London
Why should language matter to those who are doing development? Surely there are more urgent things to do than sit around mulling over semantics? But language does matter.
- ‘Yong lads of very good capacitie.’ Christopher and Cosmus, Anglo-Japanese pioneers
Thomas Lockley (Nihon University College of Law)
The first Japanese people in England. Their story and their legacy.
- Development, Social Transformation, and Gender Relations: A Comparative Analysis of Iran and Tunisia
Valentine M. Moghadam (Northeastern University, Boston)
- Why 'Climate Refugees’?
Simon Behrman (Royal Holloway)
- Relic Cult Practices in Greater Gandhara
Dr Wannaporn Kay Rienjang (Project Assistant, Gandhara Connections Project, University of Oxford)
- Migrants and Religious Diversification in Contemporary Japan
Prof Norihito Takahashi (Toyo University)
- Goddess/Demoness Politics: Creating New Social Imaginaries in Post War Sri Lanka
Chair: Alyosxa Tudor
- Summing Up the Lessons of History: The Post-Mao Reinvestigation of the First Guangdong Anti-Localism Campaign
Mark Czellér, University of Oxford
- Apartheid, Guns and Money: Exposing a global network of profit
Hennie van Vuuren, Director, Open Secrets
Who secretly supported the last white regime in South Africa and profited from it? What can be done to hold economic criminals to account who have escaped justice? Author of Apartheid, Guns and Money: A tale of Profit Hennie van Vuuren will discuss the network of deep state actors in corporations, banks, intelligence agencies, arms dealers and prominent politicians in over fifty countries complicit in this crime against humanity.
- Class, politics and agrarian policies in post-liberalisation India
Sejuti Das Gupta (Michigan State University)
Has there been a shift in agrarian policies in India since liberalisation? What has been the impact of agrarian policies on class formation? Did proprietary classes with close relations to the state influence the formulation of these policies? Are class–state relations uniform across nations under globalisation?
- Re-thinking Street Food
Professor Krishnendu Ray (New York University)
Critical attention to street food can change the politics and poetics of good taste, aiding in the decolonization of palatal and philosophical expectations of gastronomy that has come to dominate the field.
- Shooting a Revolution: Visual Media and Warfare in Syria
Donatelle Della Ratta, John Cabot University, Rome
- Fat Bodies in the (Un)Making: Food and the Politics of Childhood Obesity in Poland
Dr Zofia Boni (Department of Anthropology, University of Poznań & SOAS Food Studies Centre)
- Arabic Poetry and Stories in Translation: 'Loss Sings' with James E. Montgomery and Marlé Hammond
Arabic Poetry and Stories in Translation
A series of workshops at Birkbeck and SOAS presented by Marina Warner and Wen-chin Ouyang
- ‘Everybody needs a tribe’
- Remembering 1971 in Gujarat: Citizenship and (In)security across civil-military terrains
Farhana Ibrahim (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi)
- Clever Speakers and Flexible Listeners: A Study on Sais-soli in Korean
Dr Hae-Sung Jeon (University of Central Lancashire)
Phonetic variation is natural and important part of language – what do we do with it?
- Silence on Campus: making a noise about stammering
Professor Deborah Johnston, SOAS Pro Director (Learning and Teaching)
A conference featuring latest research, findings and discussion of stammering, specifically within the higher education domain. Talks covering university applications, socialising, assessment methods, academic and non-academic staff, job interviews and more!