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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- Shakuhachi Symposium at SOAS
- Keynotes speakers include Prof Shimura Satoshi (Osaka University of Fine Arts) and Dr David W. Hughes (SOAS).
- Countdown to kickoff: Japan's rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Helen Macnaughtan (SOAS), J. Simon Rofe (SOAS), Phil McGowan (World Rugby Museum, Twickenham), Simon Chadwick (Salford University Manchester), Hilary Frank (Cornwall Council)
This event, exactly one year out from the start of the 2019 fixtures, will reflect on the history of rugby in Japan and the potential impact of hosting this sports mega-event.
- The Merchant’s Tale: one family’s experience of the Meiji Restoration and the transformation of Japan
Prof Simon Partner (Duke University)
This lecture examines the dynamics of Japan’s revolutionary 1860s, focusing on the economic opportunities, political threats, and social and economic disruptions of the restoration era, as seen through the eyes of one participant and his family.
- Indonesia Kontemporer 2018
Inspired by Indonesian arts and cultural traditions, Indonesia Kontemporer 2018, is a creative event mixing exhibitions, performances, workshops, crafts, film screenings, as well as food and handicrafts stalls. This year's theme is music.
- Li Manshan: Portrait of a folk Daoist
Dr Stephen Jones (SOAS, University of London)
- Call for Papers: Afghanistan in Academia conference
Shah Mahmoud Hanifi (Associate Professor of History at James Madison University, author of the forthcoming book, "Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia: Pioneer of British Colonial Rule")
- Annual Presentation on Asia for Sixth Form Students 2018
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.
- Central Asia in the 21st century: Caught between Russia, China, the USA and Islamic Extremism
Dr Christoph Baumer (Author and photographer)
An illustrated lecture by Dr Christoph Baumer, author and photographer
- Chinese State Capitalism in Hong Kong
Ho-fung Hung (Johns Hopkins University)
- Tea dreams? How Brits feel and think about China, and why: preliminary survey findings
Peter Gries 葛小伟 (Lee Kai Hung Chair and Director, Manchester China Institute, and Professor of Chinese Politics, The University of Manchester)