Week beginning Monday 02 December 2019
- How to Be Modern: China's Search for "Good Food"
Dr Joy Zhang (University of Kent)
This seminar investigates the ongoing social negotiation of ‘good food’ in China. It demonstrates how a non-Western society responds to the twin processes of modernisation and globalisation and provides insights on the varieties of modernity in the making.
- Artist Talk: Kudzanai-Violet Hwami in conversation with Sabel Gavaldon
- "Fusion as inclusion: A Lima upper-class delusion? Music, class identity and new citizenships in post-war Lima"
Fiorella Diaz (Keele University)
- From Microcredit Evangelism to Digital Utopianism: The Unstoppable Rise of the Global Microcredit Industry
Dr Milford Bateman & Dr Penelope Hawkins
- Area Studies and the Urgent Need for Global Intercultural Dialogue
Geir Helgesen (SOAS Centre of Korean Studies/Fudan Development Institute, Shanghai), Chunrong Liu (Fudan Development Institute, Shanghai and NIAS, Copenhagen University), Rachel Harrison (SOAS)
In this roundtable discussion we propose that, given the precarious and fragile state of the world, it is essential for Area Studies to play a more important role.
- Gender and the Entanglements of Power: The Politics of Stadium Access in Iran
Dr Nazanin Shahrokni (LSE)
While much has been written about the impact of the 1979 Islamic revolution on life in Iran, discussions about the everyday life of Iranian women have been glaringly missing.
- Emperor Qianlong’s Hidden Treasures
Dr Nicole Chiang (MEAA, Bath)
- Cannibal Tours, 1987
- Mission of Love-Visiting Christian and Moslem communities in Syria 2018
Dr. Erica Hunter (SOAS)
Alina Apostu (SOAS)
- A Brief Introduction to Audio Description and our Workflows
Speaker: Shak Yousaf
- Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan
Assoc. Prof. Justin Jesty (University of Washington)
Justin Jesty presents the talk "Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan" based on his recent book by the same title.
- Institutions, Elite Politics and Uneven Regional Development in Colombia: Why ‘Good Governance’ Fails
Tobias Franz (SOAS University of London)
- Human Rights in Mass Atrocity Prevention: Making the Connection
Lutz Oette, Martin Mennecke, Kate Ferguson, Mariana Goetz and Clara Sandoval-Villalba
Panel discussion with Lutz Oette, Martin Mennecke, Kate Ferguson, Mariana Goetz and Clara Sandoval-Villalba, followed by drinks reception (Cloisters).
- Tamils after the Genocide
Bashana Abeyawardene, Dr Madura Rasaratnam
- Internal labour migration in India
Jens Lerche, SOAS
- Water to Create a Paradise on Earth. The Alhambra and its Hydraulic Supply System
Professor Luis José García-Pulido, Department of Art and Architecture, University of Malaga; Laboratory of Archaeology and Architecture of the City, School of Arabic Studies, Spain
- Great Achievements, Big Failures: How to Evaluate the Social Changes of the Mao Era
Dr. Felix Wemheuer (University of Cologne)
In the Mao Era (1949–1976), millions of Chinese people experienced social upward mobility, while others were marginalized or lost their lives. Efforts to build a communist society created hopes, dreams, fear, enthusiasm, disillusion, painful disappointments and nostalgia.
- Magic as a Category of Practice in Tibetan Buddhism
Sam van Schaik
This lecture will explore how the concept of ‘magic’ can help us to bring Buddhist manuscripts and practices into focus and understand them better.
- Democracy and Crisis: Turkey and Greece in Flux
Dr Yaprak Gürsoy (Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Aston University)
- Workshop: The Poetics of the Tale
Speakers: Yasmine Seale and Robert Irwin
- Socialist competition and class formation in North Korea's post-Korean War recovery, 1953-1956
Dr Owen Miller (SOAS)
How did North Korea manage to recover relatively quickly from the Korean War and how did the country begin to create a new urban and industrial society from the rubble?
- The Transformation of Islamic Law: The Use of Legal Transplants in the MENA Region
Dr Jonathan Ercanbrack, Dr Amel Makhlouf, Dr Joséphine Hage-Chahine
- Sufi, Ghazals and the Voice of a Legend
Najma Akhtar (India/UK)
- Annual Allchin Symposium on South Asian Archaeology
The Annual Allchin Symposium on South Asian Archaeology was established to commemorate the work of Raymond and Bridget Allchin, and the outstanding contribution that they made to development of South Asian studies in the United Kingdom.