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Week beginning Monday 11 November 2019

Monday 11 November 2019

Tuesday 12 November 2019

10.00am:
  • Symposium on the critical role of Interdisciplinary thinking
  • Professor Cristina Dondi (Oxford), Dr Dan Plesch (SOAS), Dr Matti Pohjonen (SOAS), Feja Lesniewska (SOAS), Dr Awino Okech (SOAS), Dr Dr Annabel de Frece (SOAS), Dr Manjeet Ramgotra (SOAS), Virginia McLean (Learn2Think), Rhian Sellier (Learn2Think)
2.00pm:
  • Persephone: a tool for the automatic phonemic transcription of endangered languages
  • Dr Christopher Cox (Carleton University), Dr Hilaria Cruz (University of Kentucky), Dr Alexis Michaud (CNRS) and Dr Sandy Ritchie (SOAS University of London)
  • This workshop introduces Persephone (/pərˈsɛfəni/), an automatic phoneme transcription tool. The event includes three presentations that showcase the use of Persephone for Sino-Tibetan and Athabaskan languages, and there will also be a hands-on training the following day for linguistics who want to try Persephone on their own data. 

5.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.15pm:
  • Prayut’s Rejection of Parliamentary Sovereignty Undermines Thai System of Checks and Balances
  • Dr Titipol Phakdeewanich (Ubon Ratchathani University)
  • Parliamentary sovereignty, the notion that supreme power is vested in the House of Parliament; which receives consent from the people to represent their interests and to scrutinise the government in order to hold government accountable. Instead, General Prayut has regarded the House as supporting institution for the function of the executive. 

6.00pm:

Wednesday 13 November 2019

10.00am:
1.00pm:
5.00pm:
  • Hong Kong on the Edge
  • Jeff Wasserstrom (Chancellor's Professor of History, UC Irvine)
  • This talk will focus on patterns of protest and the tightening of political controls in Hong Kong during the last few decades, paying particular attention to the 2014 Umbrella Movement and of this dramatic events of this year, including the most recent June 4th anniversary vigil.

5.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.15pm:
7.00pm:

Thursday 14 November 2019

5.00pm:
  • Dance Floor Divas: Fieldwork, Fabulation, and Fathoming in Queer Bangalore
  • Kareem Khubchandani (Tufts University), Rahul Rao (SOAS)
  • Tracing the researcher’s encounters on and off the dance floor during fieldwork on queer nightlife in Bangalore, this presentation argues for the usefulness of ethnography as a critical method for studying fun, play, and pleasure in South Asia.

6.00pm:

Friday 15 November 2019

5.30pm:
8.00pm:

Saturday 16 November 2019

10.00am: