SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

SOAS History Seminar

History offers one weekly seminar for invited speakers and provides an opportunity for scholars, students and the public from around London to engage with issues at the heart of historical research on Asia, Africa and the Middle East. 

Wednesday, 17.00-19.00, SOAS Main Building, Room G3

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2018

January

15/01/18
24/01/18
29/01/18

February

05/02/18
28/02/18

March

07/03/18
14/03/18

April

30/04/18

May

15/05/18
18/05/18

June

01/06/18

October

05/10/18
06/10/18
15/10/18
29/10/18

November

05/11/18
27/11/18
28/11/18
30/11/18

December

03/12/18
  • The Problem of Discipline: ‘Shanghai’s Child Labor Problem,’ 1922-1925
  • Margaret Tillman (Purdue University)
  • This seminar will examine efforts to abolish child labor, not only to benefit the working class, but also to modernize the Chinese economy by enforcing industrial discipline. While scholars have noted some of the political reasons for the failures of child labor legislation, this seminar will attempt to conclude by placing these efforts in a longer-term historical perspective regarding social welfare movements.

05/12/18
06/12/18
11/12/18