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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2019

January

February

04/02/19
21/02/19
25/02/19

March

14/03/19
18/03/19
21/03/19

May

30/05/19

June

06/06/19

July

04/07/19

October

23/10/19
31/10/19
  • Rethinking empires: What is the Mongol Great State, and why do we need it?
  • Timothy Brook (Professor of Chinese and World History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  • Since the 17th century, commentators on China have adopted the language of "empire" to speak of the Chinese state. The original model was the Roman empire, and that analogy was not misplaced when Europeans first applied it, but it may not help us with formulating a global history that recognizes the multiplicity of historical paths to the present. This presentation explores the possibilities of using the Mongol concept of Great State.

31/10/19

November

13/11/19
19/11/19

December

05/12/19
05/12/19