The Department offers a number of regional seminars for invited speakers and as an opportunity for PhD students to present their research. The Department is also active in the seminar programmes of a number of regional centres.
- African History Seminar
- Chinese History Seminar
- Near & Middle East History Seminar
- South Asia History Seminar
Regional Centres and Institutes
- Centre of African Studies
- Centre of Korean Studies
- Centre of South East Asian Studies
- Japan Research Centre
- London Middle East Institute
- SOAS China Institute (SCI) (previously the Centre of Chinese Studies)
- SOAS South Asia Institute (SSAI) (previously the Centre of South Asian Studies)
- Public Lecture: Jews and Health - Historical Facts, Opinions, Beliefs and Prejudices
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Robert Jütte
- West African Elites, Lugard, and Two British Magazines, 1912-1919.
- Revolution at the Grassroots: Changes in village-level administration in the TAR, 2011-19
This lecture gives a detailed account of recent changes in social managment emerged in Tibet at village level over the last decade.
- Great Achievements, Big Failures: How to Evaluate the Social Changes of the Mao Era
Dr. Felix Wemheuer (University of Cologne)
In the Mao Era (1949–1976), millions of Chinese people experienced social upward mobility, while others were marginalized or lost their lives. Efforts to build a communist society created hopes, dreams, fear, enthusiasm, disillusion, painful disappointments and nostalgia.
- Magic as a Category of Practice in Tibetan Buddhism
Sam van Schaik
This lecture will explore how the concept of ‘magic’ can help us to bring Buddhist manuscripts and practices into focus and understand them better.
- Nehru’s India and Authoritarian High Modernism: Towards the Deconstruction of a Myth
Taylor Sherman (LSE)