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- Walking the Sutra in Katsuragi, Japan: A Semiotic Theory of Pilgrimage
Dr Tatsuma Padoan (University College Cork)
This talk intends to map, from a semiotic perspective, the interconnections between ethnography, translation, and pilgrimage, by exploring the contemporary practice and revitalisation of a premodern ascetic pilgrimage in Katsuragi, linked to the twenty-eight sutra mounds of the Lotus Sutra (Katsuragi nijūhasshuku no kyōzuka).
- Celebrating 50 years of Gay pride in Britain / A special SOAS event celebrating African, Asian and Middle Eastern contributions to Queer London
Exploring key sites of importance from protest spaces, parties and meeting spaces and their spiritual, psychological, emotional value to Queer London.