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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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2016

January

05/01/16
06/01/16
07/01/16
12/01/16
13/01/16
14/01/16
14/01/16
19/01/16
20/01/16
22/01/16
26/01/16
27/01/16
29/01/16
29/01/16
  • Zinda Bhaag
  • Rachel Dwyer (SOAS) in conversation with director Dr Meenu Gaur
  • Screening of award winning Pakistani feature film Zinda Bhaag (Run for your life, 2013) and discussion with director Meenu Gaur

29/01/16

February

01/02/16
03/02/16
03/02/16
04/02/16
05/02/16
05/02/16
05/02/16
09/02/16
09/02/16
16/02/16
16/02/16
19/02/16
22/02/16
23/02/16
26/02/16
29/02/16

March

01/03/16
02/03/16
04/03/16
07/03/16
08/03/16
08/03/16
09/03/16
09/03/16
09/03/16
10/03/16
10/03/16
10/03/16
10/03/16
11/03/16
14/03/16
15/03/16
17/03/16
23/03/16

April

05/04/16
12/04/16
  • Spatial technologies for research on past societies
  • Dr Riza Abbas (Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, Nasik), Dr Anne Casile (French Institute of Research for Development, Paris), Dr Jason Hawkes (British Museum), and Dr Michael Willis (British Museum)
18/04/16
19/04/16
21/04/16
25/04/16
26/04/16
26/04/16
27/04/16
27/04/16
27/04/16
29/04/16
30/04/16
  • SITI
  • Q & A with Sekar Sari (Actor)

May

03/05/16
06/05/16
09/05/16
10/05/16
  • Epigraphy at Bodhgaya
  • Dr Dániel Balogh (British Museum), Dr Tilman Frasch (Manchester Metropolitan), Dr Gergely Hidas (British Museum) Dr Sam van Schaik (British Library), Dr Vincent Tournier (SOAS, University of London), and Dr Michael Willis (British Museum)
10/05/16
  • The Practice of Recollecting
  • Ms Kyunghee Yoon; Mr Gyounggeun Yoo; Mr Seung Ryoul Park; Ms Hyunju Park
  • Panel Discussion to Commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of Sewol Ferry Disaster

10/05/16
13/05/16
16/05/16
17/05/16
20/05/16
20/05/16
21/05/16
  • Film Screening: Journey into Europe
  • Professor Akbar Ahmed and Professor Peter Morey
  • Film screening of Journey into Europe and panel discussion with discussants Professor Akbar Ahmed and Professor Peter Morey (Executive Producer). Chaired by Dr Amina Yaqin.

24/05/16
24/05/16
27/05/16
27/05/16
31/05/16
  • Reading Edo Period Texts
  • Professor Peter Kornicki and Dr Jenny Preston
  • SOAS Japanese Manuscript Workshop

    Following on from the 'Media and Materials in Early Modern Japan' symposium held in July 2015, this introductory workshop aims to equip participants with useful and efficient strategies for approaching kuzushiji and hentaigana texts. This workshop will be delivered by Professor Peter Kornicki and Dr Jenny Preston. 

31/05/16
31/05/16

June

01/06/16
02/06/16
  • Travels with Lao She: from Beijing to Britain, Manhattan to Mars
  • Professor Jeff Wasserstrom (University of California at Irvine), Professor Robert Bickers (University of Bristol)
  • A double presentation by Robert Bickers (University of Bristol), who will speak on "China & Britain during Lao She's London Years", and Jeffrey Wasserstrom (University of California, Irvine), who will speak on "Fantasy in Lao She's Life & Fiction.

03/06/16
07/06/16
  • Being Chinese
  • Ms Jeanne-Marie Gescher
  • Ms Jeanne-Marie Gescher (Barrister) questions what does it mean to be Chinese?

07/06/16
10/06/16
14/06/16
28/06/16

July

September

05/09/16
  • The Past Before Us: Heritage and History in South Asia
  • An international cross-disciplinary conference exploring the place of 'heritage' in South Asia's local and global futures. Architects, historians, geographers, anthropologists, musicians and literary theorists come together to discuss the construction, contestation and conservation of South Asia’s heritage in our rapidly changing world. 

05/09/16
  • Past cultures as the heritage of the present
  • Professor Romila Thapar
  • The keynote lecture, ‘Past cultures as the heritage of the present’, was delivered by the renowned Indian historian Professor Romila Thapar on the evening of Monday 5 September.

06/09/16
  • Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar: The Faqiri Quartet
  • Renowned popular Sufi musician Madan Gopal Singh and his ensemble 'Chaar Yaar/Faqiri Quartet' will be performing their original rendition of Heer in marking the 250th anniversary of Waris Shah's literary composition at SOAS. This will be a unique opportunity to hear an iconic voice of our time. 

13/09/16
  • Digital Humanities
  • Dr Roger Evans (Brighton), Dr Stefan Baums (LMU Munich), and Stephen White (Venice)
24/09/16
27/09/16
27/09/16
  • Tang Xianzu and Shakespeare in the Chinese Cultural Context
  • Professor Pei-kai Cheng (President, China Institute, City University of Hong Kong; Chairman, Hong Kong SAR Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee)
  • The 400th Anniversary for Tang Xianzu (1550-1616) and Shakespeare (1564-1616) raises intriguing questions among Chinese literary scholars.

28/09/16
  • In conversation with Dr José Ramos-Horta
  • José Ramos-Horta
  • SOAS  welcomes His Excellency Dr José Ramos-Horta (former President of Timor-Leste (East Timor) (2007-2012)) who will be in conversation with Baroness Valerie Amos (Director of SOAS)​.

30/09/16

October

03/10/16
04/10/16
05/10/16
06/10/16
07/10/16
08/10/16
  • Indonesia Kontemporer 2016
  • Inspired by Indonesian arts and cultural traditions, Indonesia Kontemporer 2016, is a creative event mixing exhibitions, performances, workshops, crafts, film screenings, as well as food and handicrafts stalls

11/10/16
11/10/16
14/10/16
17/10/16
18/10/16
18/10/16
19/10/16
19/10/16
21/10/16
25/10/16
26/10/16
26/10/16
27/10/16
  • Launch of Japanese Studies in the UK
  • The event will be chaired by Japan Society Chairman, Sir David Warren and will feature talks by the book’s editors, Sir Hugh Cortazzi and Professor Peter Kornicki, who will answer the question, why is it in our nation’s interest for British people to have a good understanding of modern Japan?

28/10/16
  • 73 Years On - 'Comfort Women' Shown on Film
  • Moderator: Chanel Kong (LA Asia Film Festival Programmer). Panelists: Jung-lae Cho (Director, Spirits’ Homecoming), Sook Son (Actress, Spirits Homecoming), Hana Kang (Actress, Spirits Homecoming), Dr Hyunseon Lee (SOAS)

November

01/11/16
02/11/16
02/11/16
04/11/16
10/11/16
14/11/16
15/11/16
16/11/16
16/11/16
  • Does Abenomics Work?
  • Andrew Rozanov (Chatham House), Martin Malone (Alphabook/Mint Partners), Helen Macnaughtan (SOAS), Ulrich Volz (SOAS)
21/11/16
21/11/16
23/11/16
25/11/16
27/11/16
  • Shan New Year Celebrations 2016
  • The significance and popularity of the Shan New Year event at SOAS is that it has offered a combination of academic presentations. The event is co-hosted by the SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies and the Shan Cultural Association in the United Kingdom. The highlight of this annual event for this year is that it has enabled us to invite back Emeritus Professor Dr Barend Jan Terweil, a long standing scholar on Tai studies, from Germany to give another special lecture on Shan.

28/11/16
28/11/16
29/11/16
30/11/16

December

06/12/16
07/12/16
  • CANCELLED: The Hatha Yoga Project
  • Dr James Mallinson (SOAS University of London)
  • This seminar has been cancelled.  The Re-scheduled date will be announced in due course.

07/12/16
09/12/16
10/12/16
12/12/16
  • Understanding Pakistan's Military
  • Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, Dr Farzana Shaikh and Dr David Taylor
  • The speakers in this event will analyse the past few years as well as more recent developments in terms of the military's approach to internal, regional South Asian, and international security. 

13/12/16
14/12/16
15/12/16
16/12/16
  • In Coversation with Professor Bruce Aronson
  • Bruce Aronson (Hitotsubashi University)
  • Toshiba International Foundation 'In Conversation With...' Lunch is held three times this year. These lunches are made possible by the generosity of the Toshiba International Foundation