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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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2017

January

11/01/17
12/01/17
16/01/17
16/01/17
17/01/17
17/01/17
18/01/17
19/01/17
20/01/17
  • CANCELLED
  • Professor Henry Em (Yonsei University)
  • This seminar has been cancelled.

23/01/17
27/01/17
30/01/17

February

01/02/17
03/02/17
06/02/17
07/02/17
07/02/17
08/02/17
10/02/17
14/02/17
21/02/17
22/02/17
23/02/17
  • The Long Journey
  • Follow up discussion with the Director Avaz Hasanov, chaired by Laurence Broers
24/02/17
27/02/17
28/02/17
  • Recent Advances in Tangut Studies
  • This event brings together eight scholars at the cutting edge of Tangut studies to explore this lost civilization, its language, religion, and culture. 

28/02/17

March

01/03/17
01/03/17
02/03/17
03/03/17
06/03/17
08/03/17
  • Challenges of Reading: ‘Disentangling’ Badal Sircar’s Plays
  • Dr Manujendra Kundu (ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of Delhi)
  • The seminar discusses whether there is scope for an ‘other’ reading of Sircar’s plays (though critics might argue that a play is to be played and not read), what happens when ideology/theory and practice (vis-à- vis Sircar’s Third Theatre) go their separate ways, and very briefly the reasons for a dismal state of the alternative theatre in Bengal.

08/03/17
10/03/17
10/03/17
10/03/17
13/03/17
14/03/17
15/03/17
  • Public Sphere in Conflict Zones: Study of Public Spaces in Kashmir
  • Dr Khalid Wasim Hassan (The Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellowship at SOAS, 2016/17)
  • This article will explore the relationship between public space, resistance, and the hegemonic Indian state in Kashmir where the distinction between the symbolic label of IAK and IOK highlights the politics and re-production of public space in this state of exception.

16/03/17
16/03/17
18/03/17
  • 19th Jaina Studies Workshop, Jainism and Buddhism
  • The Jains and the Buddhists have distinctive attitudes to religion and knowledge. Their approaches define religion as encompassing all forms of knowledge, including the physical sciences, the humanities and the spiritual journey. Yet, both ancient Indian traditions co-evolved, and mutually influenced each other.

20/03/17
20/03/17
  • A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan
  • Dr David Mansfield (Senior Visiting Fellow LSE IDEAS and Independent Consultant)
  • In this year's Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture Dr David Mansfield challenges the way we have come to understand political power in rural Afghanistan. Far from being the passive recipients of acts of violence by state and non state actors, this book highlights the role that rural communities in Afghanistan have played in shaping the political terrain, including establishing the conditions under which they could persist with opium production. 

21/03/17
21/03/17
22/03/17
24/03/17
27/03/17
27/03/17

April

03/04/17
  • Two steps forward, one step back: Nepal’s peace process
  • Deepak Thapa (Social Science Baha), Dr Alexander Ramsbotham (Conciliation Resources), Dr Mara Malagodi (City Law School, University of London), Elizabeth Drew (DFID)
  • Two steps forward, one step back: Nepal’s peace process is the 26th issue of Conciliation Resources’ Accord series. It f ocuses on the progress of inclusion and the function of power in Nepal’s peace process, and how peace and political negotiations in various forms and forums have tried to support transition from negative to positive peace. 

11/04/17
18/04/17
  • Presence Through Sound: Place and contemporary music in and from East Asia
  • Over two days, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese scholars and musicians – from East Asia, and from Europe and Australia – will come together to explore through talks and performances innovative ways of understanding how place and music are conceptualised, interconnected, expressed, refused and reinterpreted in music from or related to East Asia.

18/04/17
19/04/17
24/04/17
  • Roots of Yoga by James Mallinson and Mark Singleton
  • In conversation with Mukti Jain Campion (of CultureWise, producer of BBC Radio 4 documentaries)
  • There are over 2.5 million practitioners of yoga in Britain alone, but surprisingly little knowledge of yoga’s roots amongst its practitioners. Full of postures and breathing practices, but also tales of extreme devotion and imagination, Roots of Yoga is a first stop for anyone curious to learn more than they are told at their yoga class, and an indispensable resource for serious yoga practitioners and teachers.

May

03/05/17
04/05/17
09/05/17
11/05/17
11/05/17
11/05/17
  • An update on the UK-Korea relationship UK-ROK & UK-DPRK
  • H.E Mr Charles Hay MVO (British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea), HE Mr Alastair Morgan (British Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
  • Two British ambassadors will talk about the work of their respective Embassies, the UK’s current relations with the two Koreas, and current issues on the Peninsula.

12/05/17
13/05/17
15/05/17
  • Sport and Diplomacy: Past Reflections and Looking Toward 2020
  • Japan is due to host the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Summer Olympics, Tokyo 2020. The build up to these events provides an opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future role of sport as an opportunity for diplomacy. This symposium focuses on mega-sporting events as a public diplomatic platform, and how it creates legacies for global community.

16/05/17
17/05/17
23/05/17
24/05/17
30/05/17
31/05/17
  • Symposium: Disability in North Korea
  • Mun-chol Kim (Committee of the Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled); James Hoare (SOAS); Mike Cowin (UK FCO); Kee Park (Harvard Medical School)

June

02/06/17
05/06/17
05/06/17
  • Truth and Fiction in the Age of the Strongman: Filipino Writers on Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines
  • Miguel Syjuco & Candy Gourlay
  • This panel discussion looks at the interconnections between Philippine Fiction Writing and Journalism in the time of “tokhang,” schizophrenic populism and Duterte’s unique brand of nationalism. Filipino writers in the diaspora will seek to interrogate the ideas of Post-modernist knowledge construction and its end-games, activism and protest in a post-truth world and the role of fiction in a democracy.

12/06/17
  • Interrogating the ‘rural’ in South Asia: ruptures and continuities
  • This workshop explores the varied interpretations of ‘the rural’ as a simultaneous space of both rupture and continuity in terms of its social, political and economic dimensions. Through such discussion, the workshop seeks to question and reimagine the continued relevance of ‘the rural’.

13/06/17
13/06/17
14/06/17
20/06/17

July

04/07/17
  • Disjuncture, Interference and Critical Heritage: Reflections from the Field
  • Rasmi Shoocongdej (SOAS Centenary Fellow) in conversation with SOAS Professors Paul Basu, Rachel Harrison, Scott Redford, Ashley Thompson and PhD candidate Udomluck Hoontrakul
  • An afternoon with SOAS Centenary Fellow Rasmi Shoocongdej, Professors Paul Basu, Rachel Harrison, Scott Redford, Ashley Thompson and Udomluck Hoontrakul

06/07/17
  • Annual Philippine Studies Workshop
  • The Third Annual Philippine Studies Workshop invites scholars and Ph.D. students to present ongoing,  upcoming and recently completed works on the Philippines and its peoples, including those in the diaspora.

07/07/17
18/07/17
26/07/17

August

September

07/09/17
07/09/17
  • Engaging with China: A View from the Neighbourhood
  • Sir John Key, GNZM, AC (Former Prime Minister of New Zealand)
  • In the first of the new WSD Handa Distinguished lectures, Sir John Key, GNZM, AC (former New Zealand Prime Minister) will draw upon experience of engaging with China when he served in the government of New Zealand.
12/09/17
27/09/17

October

04/10/17
04/10/17
09/10/17
16/10/17
17/10/17
17/10/17
  • One Belt, Many Questions
  • Jonathan Hillman
  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the most ambitious geoeconomic vision in recent history. Jonathan Hillman, director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will put these developments into perspective by examining a few key projects and the challenges they face.

18/10/17
25/10/17
30/10/17

November

01/11/17
02/11/17
03/11/17
07/11/17
08/11/17
  • Annual Presentation on Asia for Sixth Form Students 2017
  • Various
  • The Royal Society for Asian Affairs and SOAS University of London would like to invite your School/College and, in particular, your sixth form final year students or equivalent to attend a day of talks about aspects of Asia on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

08/11/17
08/11/17
10/11/17
11/11/17
13/11/17
14/11/17
15/11/17
15/11/17
15/11/17
20/11/17
22/11/17
26/11/17
29/11/17

December

01/12/17
01/12/17
02/12/17
04/12/17
05/12/17
06/12/17
07/12/17
12/12/17
13/12/17