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Professor Shintaro Arakawa will be joining the SOAS South East Asia Institute to further their research and studies in the Tagut language.
31st January 2017
We are pleased to inform you that the ESRC competition for scholarships is now open for 2017-18. Potential applicants should follow the instructions as stated on the website.
25th November 2016
New special issue journal published as outcome of SOAS’s ‘Tibetan in Digital Communication’ research project
A special issue of the journal, Himalayan Linguistics has been published as an outcome of SOAS University of London’s ‘Tibetan in Digital Communication’ project .
11th August 2016
Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS University of London, marked International Women’s Day, by taking part in a campaign to raise awareness of women refugees.
8th March 2016
Two award-winning films by SOAS University of London scholars exploring music in Mali and multilingualism in Southern Senegal will be screened at the School on 8 March. This will be followed by a panel discussion with the films' producers.
2nd March 2016
UNESCO in cooperation with SOAS World Languages Institute, supported by the London Middle East Institute in UK, is organising a two-day consultative expert meeting on the revision of UNESCO’s Language Vitality Index which will be used for the development of UNESCO’s World Atlas of Languages.
17th November 2015
Two films produced by SOAS, University of London scholars have won their individual categories at last night’s Arts & Humanities Research Council the Research In Film Awards Ceremony, held at the British Film Institute.
13th November 2015
Professor Francesca Orsini, Chair of the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS), has been awarded an ERC advanced grant of €2.5 million to study world literature from the perspective of multilingual societies.
28th October 2015
Priceless cultural heritage is lost when language communities are displaced by civil war and urban migration. However, research by SOAS linguists on two endangered languages in Senegal has brought international recognition of their value, together with work to preserve them.
23rd October 2015
Two documentary films exploring language diversity in Senegal and oral history in Mali produced by SOAS scholars have been shortlisted in the Arts & Humanities Research Council Research in Films Award.
1st October 2015
SOAS Endangered Languages Documentation Programme joins major European initiative to enhance digital language research and preservation
25th September 2015
SOAS linguist expert Professor Irina Nikolaeva has received an award of £567,403 in order to conduct a comprehensive language study into the expression of possessive relation in a number of diverse languages.
1st September 2015
SOAS, University of London is hosting the Endangered Languages Week 2015 from 8-12 June 2015.
5th June 2015
The School regrets to announce that Dr Christopher Reynolds, a decorated scholar who pioneered the study of the culture and languages of Sri Lanka and established unprecedented cultural and knowledge exchange between the School and the country, died on 3 April 2015 at the age of 92.
5th May 2015
The Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS, University of London recently hosted the third and final session of the British Institute of Persian Studies’ one week, residential intensive Persian Immersion course.
13th April 2015
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