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The history of West African slavery on film at SOAS

Scholarly research on slavery and the African diaspora will be presented in a series of films at SOAS, University of London, starting this month, to highlight slavery in the African continent and its eastwards dimension within the Indian Ocean World.

13th February 2014

Obituary: Dr Peter Hardy

Dr Peter Hardy, Reader in the History of Islam in South Asia, and a lecturer in the SOAS History Department from 1947 to 1983, has recently died, aged 91

10th February 2014

SOAS historians advise latest Universal Pictures feature film

SOAS Japan Research Centre historians Dr Christopher Gerteis and Dr Stephen Turnbull served as historical advisers for the production of Universal Pictures’ latest feature film starring Keanu Reeves, Sanada Hiroyuki and Shibasaki Kō.

4th December 2013

The Trouble with the African Past

Richard Reid, Professor of the History of Africa at SOAS, University of London will be giving his inaugural lecture on the African past, looking at the significance of precolonial history which has declined markedly in the public and professional eyes of the people of sub-Saharan Africa over the last forty years.

28th November 2013

Mandy Sadan book pic Historian examines ethnic conflict in Burma (Myanmar) in latest book

Dr Mandy Sadan, Lecturer in the History of South East Asia at SOAS, University of London considers the long-term development of ethno-nationalist conflict in the northern parts of Burma, which border with India to the west and China to the east, in her latest book.

10th October 2013

NSS image SOAS student satisfaction at highest level since NSS survey began

The 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) shows that SOAS, University of London has increased its overall student satisfaction by 4%.  88% of final year SOAS students say they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, the highest level of satisfaction achieved since the survey began, and 4% above the sector average.  

14th August 2013

Exhibition marks Livingstone bicentenary

'The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives' at SOAS, University of London marks the bicentenary of the birth of Dr David Livingstone with an exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, 22 October 2013 – 22 March 2014.

13th August 2013

Juhi Verma pic Planning to study at SOAS?

Juhi Verma, currently waiting for her A-Level results, has applied to study for a BA in History at SOAS, University of London. British born and with Indian parents, Verma is making it personal as she hopes to explore the partition of India and struggle for independence at SOAS – the only university specialising in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

12th August 2013

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