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SOAS scholar awarded £300K from British Academy to research Life Stories of the China-Myanmar Jade Trade
Dr Mandy Sadan, Reader in the History of South East Asia, has been awarded £300,000 from the British Academy Sustainable Development Programme for a two-year project called 'Sustainable Lives in Scarred Landscapes: Heritage, Environment, and Violence in the China-Myanmar Jade Trade'.
29th October 2018
Now in its 8th year the day long contemporary art and cultural festival drew an estimated 1,000 people on Saturday, 6 October despite the heavy rain.
6th October 2018
5th July 2017
This annual collaboration between SOAS, the Indonesian Embassy and the Indonesian community in London continues go from strength to strength
18th October 2016
Dates of Summer School: 23 July – 2 August 2016
This Summer School, open to international but especially Indonesian students, will study aspects of premodern Javanese Art History, from the Central Javanese ‘Hindu-Buddhist’ period to the late Majapahit and Early Islamic period (ca. 8th-early 17th century).
15th May 2016
29th April 2016
Dr Mandy Sadan, Reader in the History of South East Asia at SOAS University of London, delivered a speech in the Jinghpo language at a community and local government conference at Mangshi in Yunnan.
3rd March 2016
Beloved broadcaster Michael Palin supports new scholarship in South Asian Studies with a major donation
SOAS Honorary Fellow Michael Palin CBE has donated a major gift worth £70,000 to the SOAS South Asia Institute (SSAI) in order to fund a full two-year scholarship for a student enrolling on the Institute’s MA Intensive South Asian Studies in 2016.
27th January 2016
From September-December 2015 Alphawood students on the ‘Curating Cultures’ MA course worked in exhibition teams to devise displays using the History of Art and Archaeology teaching collections. The collection consists mainly of Southeast Asian material donated to SOAS by Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Moore.
14th December 2015
News from the region: Indonesia
Jakarta’s Museum Nasional Indonesia mounted a Jalur Rempah (Spice Trail) exhibition in late October to show how spices had changed the entire history of the Indonesian archipelago. A video first qualified the use of ‘Silk Road’, pointing out that many commodities were traded and spices were as precious as silk and more voluminous.
17th November 2015
The 2016 Alphawood Scholarships at SOAS are open from November 2015. The closing date for applications is 18 December at 1pm.
19th October 2015
Yoga expert James Mallinson to travel to world’s largest religious festival with actor and friend Dominic West for BBC Four documentary
Dr James Mallinson, SOAS’ resident Yoga expert and lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical Indian Studies, is appearing in a BBC Four documentary (Tuesday 8 September, 10pm) alongside his lifelong friend, acclaimed actor Dominic West (The Wire; BBC’s The Hour), as the two undertake a pilgrimage to the world’s largest religious and human festival, Kumbh Mela.
7th September 2015
In May 2015 Ashley Thompson, Christian Luczanits and Simone Green led 10 MA students from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology on a fantastic exploration of Southeast Asian art museum and archival research collections in Paris.
31st May 2015
The School regrets to announce that Dr Christopher Reynolds, a decorated scholar who pioneered the study of the culture and languages of Sri Lanka and established unprecedented cultural and knowledge exchange between the School and the country, died on 3 April 2015 at the age of 92.
5th May 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives.’ DEADLINE: 15 March 2015.
The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS invites papers for a symposium entitled ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives’ on July 3 2015. Abstracts of 150-200 words, as well as questions and expressions of interest, should be sent to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
16th February 2015
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