History, Religions and Philosophies News
The preliminary findings from a major three-year SOAS research project looking at Islam on UK campuses has found that many Muslim students are self-censoring and disengaging from UK campus life as a result of the UK Government’s current counter-terrorism strategy Prevent.
10th September 2018
The School of History, Religions and Philosophy is proud to announce the inaugural round of awardees for the new UG dissertation prizes. The awards went to James McGrail (Study of Religions), Leone Goodall (History), with George Loftus as runner up, and Tayba Azam who was offered the prize for Innovation and Creativity in Historical Writing for her oral history project on the memory of the Partition of 1971. Congratulations to our first awardees!
10th July 2018
SOAS academic co-edits book exploring breakdown of trust between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in West
Dr Amina Yaqin, Senior Lecturer in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS University of London, has co-edited the book Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism: New Directions with Palgrave MacMillan which explores the themes of trust and multiculturalism across a range of perspectives, employing insights from political science, sociology, literature, ethnography and cultural studies.
12th June 2018
SOAS scholar awarded Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust for project on Ancient Mesopotamian mythology
The Leverhulme Trust has granted Professor Andrew George, Professor of Babylonian at SOAS University of London a Major Research Fellowship for a new project on Ancient Mesopotamian mythology.
9th January 2018
Dr Marie Rodet, Senior Lecturer in the History of Africa, has been awarded a grant of £300,000 by the ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers Research Fund 2016-17.
31st October 2017
25th July 2017
SOAS University of London has secured a £5 million donation to create the world-leading SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies.
11th July 2017
Together with colleagues at the British Museum, Dr Angus Lockyer, Lecturer in the Department of History at SOAS University of London, is engaged in research on Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, which has underpinned a major new exhibition at the British Museum, opening this week.
23rd May 2017
SOAS University of London has risen 5 places to 25th in the latest Guardian University Guide and is also rated in the UK’s top 15 for students’ satisfaction with teaching.
16th May 2017
SOAS doctoral student speaks at special meeting of the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
25th April 2017
SOAS University of London has received a donation of £2,500 from The Patron’s Fund, a fund established to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
13th March 2017
Andrew George, Professor of Babylonian at SOAS University of London has edited a new volume on Assyrian archival texts.
28th February 2017
Dr Ulrich Pagel, Reader in the Languages and Religions of Tibet and Central Asia (Department of Religions and Philosophies), has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant of £792,550 for a project mapping the history of verbs in the Tibetan language.
10th January 2017