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SOAS scholar awarded £800k grant by AHRC for project on historic ethnographic archives in Nigeria and Sierra Leone

Paul Basu, Professor of Anthropology at SOAS University of London has been awarded a grant of £805,032 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a project exploring historic ethnographic archives and collections relating to Nigeria and Sierra Leone, as well as their significance for Nigerian and Sierra Leonean communities in West Africa, the UK and beyond today.

16th January 2018

SOAS scholar finalist for 2017 National Jewish Book Award

Dr Naomi Leite, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at SOAS University of London, has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award, awarded by the Jewish Book Council for her work Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging .

16th January 2018

SOAS scholar to lead LIDC’s ESRC-AHRC Migration Leadership Team

Dr Laura Hammond, Reader in Development Studies at SOAS University of London, will lead the new the London International Development Centre (LIDC) Migration Leadership Team to provide guidance to the Arts and Humanities and Economic and Social Research Councils (AHRC and ESRC) developing a shared strategy for supporting research on migration and displacement.

5th January 2018

SOAS scholar publishes new book on roots of national identity

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies and Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS University of London has published a new book looking at the psychological and political roots of national identity.

18th December 2017

SOAS celebrates partnership with Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art to secure future loan of Percival David Library and archives

SOAS University of London this week celebrated the strengthening of its relationship with the Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art through the signing of a new Loan Agreement.  The Agreement, signed by the School’s Director Baroness Valerie Amos CH and the Chair of the Percival David Foundation, Colin Sheaf, coincided with the inaugural Professorial Lecture by Professor Shane McCausland, who has held the Percival David Chair in Chinese Art since 2015.

11th December 2017

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