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Centres and Institutes Office

Events calendar: Centres and Institutes Office

The Centres & Institutes 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 & Institutes Office.

For further information about any of the events please contact the Centres & Institutes Office

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  • China's Great Power Ambitions
  • Elizabeth Economy (Author, The World According to China)
  • For nearly a decade, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for the "Great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," - for China to strengthen itself at home and to claim greater centrality for itself on the global stage. But what does this mean in practical terms?

  • The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue
  • Marina Rustow (Princeton University)
  • Beginning with government documents before the Fatimids and paper’s westward spread across Asia, Rustow reveals a millennial tradition of state record keeping whose very continuities suggest the strength of Middle Eastern institutions, not their weakness.




  • The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars, and Caliphs
  • Marc David Baer (LSE)
  • Recounting the Ottomans’ remarkable rise from a frontier principality to a world empire, historian Marc David Baer traces their debts to their Turkish, Mongolian, Islamic, and Byzantine heritage.