Events calendar: Centres and Programmes Office
The Centres & Programmes Office provides School-wide event management support on all aspects of event delivery.
See below for the calendar of events organised by the SOAS Centres & Programmes Office.
For further information about any of the events please contact the Centres & Programmes Office.
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2018 film from Myanmar based on the book of the same name.
- The Tailor
Director: Trần Bửu Lộc, Nguyễn Lê Phương Khanh
2017 Vietnamese drama film directed by Trần Bửu Lộc and Nguyễn Lê Phương Khanh.
- Kung Paano Siya Nawala (How she left me)
Director: Joel Ruiz
2018 drama and romance film directed by Joel Ruiz.
- Evaluating the new political landscape in India
Manali Desai (Cambridge), Meena Kandasamy (Novelist), Deepa Kurup (Oxford), Ranabir Samaddar (Calcutta Research Group), Rashmi Singh (Cambridge), K. Vignesh (Kings College), Mirza Waheed (Novelist), S. Gopalkrishnan (Centre for Survival and Dignity)
- Art Attacks: Violence and Offence-taking in India
Malvika Maheshwari (Ashoka University)
- The Meaning and Implications of Tiananmen 1989
This panel discussion will assess the meaning and implications of the momentous events of Beijing 1989. The panellists, Dr Jiang Shao, a protester in Tiananmen, Kate Adie, a world class journalist whose report on the spot captivated the world and Professor Rowena He, a leading scholar on the subject will reflect on the events, how they affected them and what meaning they draw from having lived through, witnessed or studied this vital historical moment.
- The Gandharvas: Celestial beings and the origin of Indian Musicology
Bisakha Goswami (SOAS)
- The South Caucasus: What Future for a Fractured Region?
Thomas de Waal (Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe)
Tom de Waal presents the updated edition of his book The Caucasus: An Introduction, the essential guide to the history and politics of the South Caucasus.
- The Video Game Industry in South Korea: Between National Destiny and Counterculture
Dr Chloé Paberz (CKS Visiting Scholar)
This presentation examines the construction of Korean technical modernity, based on the ethnography of one of the many companies committed to the national project of digitalisation.
- Governance Reform, Social Inequality and the Changing Public Opinion in China
Dr Zhenqing Zheng (Tsinghua University, Beijing)
Since China’s reforms in the 1980’s, bureaucratic changes and market forces have reshapened the general public’s lives and opinions. This seminar examines to what degree, social differences in urban-rural divide, social stratification, distributive fairness perceptions, generational gap and so on have impacted people’s attitudes regarding governance reform and performance in China.
- Traveling for the state: Dunhuang manuscripts, Eurasian envoys, and the reconfiguration of the Silk Road
Dr Xin Wen (Princeton University)
- The Outcome of the Elections and Its Implications for Indonesian Politics Over the Next Five Years
Dr. Michael Buehler (SOAS), Liston Siregar (BBC Academy), and Isabel Dunstan (Chatham House)
Indonesia is holding its 5th general election in April 2019. A panel of experts will discuss the outcome of the elections and its implications for Indonesian politics over the next five years.
- From Karachi to London ... and back: Hermitage and Other Stories
Aamer Hussein (short story writer), Amina Yaqin (SOAS)
- North Korea and Socialist Czechoslovakia from the World War II to Sino-Soviet Split
Amb. Jaroslav Olša, jr.
The seminar focuses on the decade of the most intensive cooperation between the unlikely allies - newly Communist Czechoslovakia and recently established DPRK - which were brought together by the Soviets in the 1950s.
- Music and the Radical Impulse: The IPTA Tradition and Beyond
Sumangala Damodaran (Ambedkar University. Delhi)
- China’s High-Tech Innovation Drive: Domestic Results, Global Implications
Scott Kennedy (Senior Advisor and Director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies)
Scott Kennedy, a leading authority on Chinese economic policy will talk about the effect of China's high-tech leadership on its trading partners and global industries.
- The Belt & Road Initiative: International Responses
This conference is designed to examine how this flagship foreign policy initiative of President Xi Jinping is affecting the key regions in the world along both the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road, and how countries thus affected are responding.
- A celebration of the life and work of Ron Dore
This is a celebration of the life, both personal and professional, of Ron Dore, with contributions from his family and former associates ranging over his life and career.
- The Korean traditional and contemporary music lecture-concert: in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Korean Music, Seoul National University
The Seoul National University’s Department of Korean Music will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its formation by performing its traditional and contemporary repertories of Korean music, in a lecture-concert will provide the audience with an in-depth sampling of Korean traditional music.
- Mindanao: Cartographies of History, Identity and Representation
The Annual Philippine Studies Conference SOAS focuses its 2019 edition on Mindanao. It seeks to gather academics, policymakers, cultural workers and artists to map the contours of Mindanao’s porous and overlapping ethnolinguistic homelands and its conceptual and physical sites of representation, identity formation, and conflict.
- Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture 2019: Hush-hush: Japanese studies in wartime Britain and Bletchley Park
Professor Peter Kornicki (Robinson College, Cambridge)
- 2019 Indonesia Kontemporer
The annual Indonesia Kontemporer takes place this year on Saturday 5 October. Artists and crafts people participating in this event hailed from many parts of the world outside Indonesia.
- Annual Presentation for 6th Form Studies
The aim of this presentation is to introduce students to subjects and concepts they may not have previously explored as part of their curriculum and, which will, we hope, inspire them.