Events calendar: Centres and Institutes Office
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See below for the calendar of events organised by the SOAS Centres & Institutes Office.
For further information about any of the events please contact the Centres & Institutes Office.
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- Reporting on Palestine and Israel: Mainstream Media, Online Media, and Citizen Journalists
This virtual webinar invites experts to explore the shifts and future trends in the media landscape, with special reference to reporting on Palestine and Israel.
- Japanese Documentary Filmmaker Haneda Sumiko: Authorship and Gender Discourses. 2nd Symposium
This project proposes a rediscovery of probably the most important female documentary maker from Japan, Haneda Sumiko (1926-), who was a pioneer female documentarist and one of the most prolific in post-war Japan.
- Midnight's Borders: A People's History of Modern India
- The Allied Occupation of Japan, Religious Freedom, and Japanese Public Schools
Jolyon Baraka Thomas (University of Pennsylvania)
The Japan Research Centre Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture is sponsored through the generosity of the Meiji Jingu-Intercultural Research Institute.
- Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia
This lecture series will explore what it means to decolonise the museum and curatorial practice in a Southeast Asian context. The speakers cover a range of topics, including the display of Buddhist and Hindu sculpture, ethnographic and colonial collections, curating contemporary art, and the use and exhibition of Southeast Asian material in western museums.
- What does decolonial curatorial practice look like in a Global and Southeast Asian context?
Stephen A. Murphy (Pratapaditya Pal Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology of Asian Art, SOAS)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (1 of 6).
- Artists' talk series - Fathi Hassan in Conversation with Najlaa El-Ageli
The event is a conversation, in Arabic with simultaneous translation, between the Artist Fathi Hassan and curator Najlaa El-Ageli about Fathi’s practice over three decades and across various localities in North Africa and Europe.
- Critical Reflections on Middle East Economics
Hassan Hakimian (HBKU and SOAS)
The knowledge of Middle Eastern economies as an autonomous field is of relatively recent origins and has evolved in uneven ways. Unlike some other regions, which have played a more active role in the genesis or evolution of development theory and practice (notably Latin America), the contribution of Middle Eastern economies has been more limited and to a large extent confined to recent decades.
- Mining the Museum: Contemporary Art and Decolonial Practice in Southeast Asia
Pamela N. Corey (Fulbright University Vietnam) and Vera Mey (SOAS)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (2 of 6).
- Must We Decolonise the Museum? Sacred and Ritual Art and the Raffles Collection in Singapore
Conan Cheong and Faisal Husni (Assistant Curators for Southeast Asia, Asian Civilisations Museum)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (3 of 6).
- The Mass Biopolitics of Medicine in Socialist China
Ban Wang, William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies, Stanford University
This talk will discuss the films Spring Comes to Withered Trees (Kumu fengchun 枯木逢春, 1961) and Spring Shoots (Chunmiao春苗, 1975).
- (Re)contextualising the Dong Duong Buddhist art gallery at the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang
Duyen Nguyen (SOAS)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (4 of 6).
- BARAZA - Swahili Studies Conference
The aim of the meeting is to foster academic interaction and exchange about new or emerging research, developing ideas and interests for mutual benefit among Swahili scholars and students.
- Biden’s China Policy: Old Wine in New Bottles?
Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Professor Andrew J. Nathan will discuss the elements of Biden's China strategy and assess what he is likely to achieve.
- Decolonisation in Colonial Institutions: Reparative Approaches to Philippine Collections in a U.S. University
Ricky Punzalan (University of Michigan)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (5 of 6).
- The Politics of Greater India and Indonesian Collections in Museums of 'Asian Art'
Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV and Leiden University) and Mathilde Mechling (Independent Researcher)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (6 of 6).
- Hong Kong, China and the New Feelings Between Them: the Sentimental Politics of the Great Prosperity Dream
Professor, Tsung-yi Michelle Huang, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University
- New Media and Revolution: Resistance and Dissent in Pre-uprising Syria
Billie Jeanne Brownlee (University of Exeter)
Investigating the root causes of the Syrian uprising of 2011, New Media and Revolution shows how acts of online resistance prepared the ground for better-organised street mobilisation.