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5th September 2019
Until his very last days, Gary Tiedemann busied himself producing conference papers, journal articles and book chapters, some of which reappeared in Chinese or German translation.
20th August 2019
Nadia Ait Said-Ghanem has been awarded a £301,723 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship for a project on the psychology of Old Babylonian divination. She is one of only 53 successful candidates out of 632 applications.
28th June 2019
SOAS to host conference on faith and belief on campus with Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
SOAS University of London scholar Simon Perfect has organised a conference looking at faith and belief on campus. The event includes a keynote lecture on freedom of speech in universities by David Isaac CBE, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
24th June 2019
Aleksander Engeskaug to give talk at the conference Ērānšahr in Transition: West and Central Asia Between the Sasanians and Islam, 550-800 CE.
23rd April 2019
The AHRC-funded research network 'Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals' launched of its final report at a panel discussion chaired by the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP and hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Faith and Society in the Jubilee Room. The event was also attended by Hilary Ogbonna, programme specialist at the UN SDG Action Campaign.
26th February 2019
Film by SOAS scholars of rural Southern Gujarat helps boost donations to the World Zoroastrian Organisation
A film produced by Professor Almut Hintze, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism, and Dr Céline Redard, Postdoctoral Researcher in Avestan Studies, on Parsi villages in rural Southern Gujarat has been used by the World Zoroastrian Organisation (WZO) to aid its fundraising efforts.
12th February 2019
Nicholas Sims-Williams receives a Farabi International Award for research promoting Iran’s culture and history
Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams was in Tehran to receive a Farabi International Award for Iranian and Islamic Studies presented by Es’haq Jahangiri, Vice-President of Iran
5th February 2019
Catherine Hezser, Professor of Jewish Studies at SOAS University of London, has published a new book on Jewish and Christian iconography in Late Antiquity.
27th November 2018
The School of History, Religions and Philosophy is proud to announce the inaugural round of awardees for the new UG dissertation prizes. The awards went to James McGrail (Study of Religions), Leone Goodall (History), with George Loftus as runner up, and Tayba Azam who was offered the prize for Innovation and Creativity in Historical Writing for her oral history project on the memory of the Partition of 1971. Congratulations to our first awardees!
10th July 2018
SOAS University of London has launched its new SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies in central London.
3rd July 2018
SOAS academic co-edits book exploring breakdown of trust between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in West
Dr Amina Yaqin, Senior Lecturer in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS University of London, has co-edited the book Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism: New Directions with Palgrave MacMillan which explores the themes of trust and multiculturalism across a range of perspectives, employing insights from political science, sociology, literature, ethnography and cultural studies.
12th June 2018
The journalist, writer and broadcaster Gary Younge will be speaking at SOAS University of London next month as part of SOAS’s ‘World Turned Upside Down’ Lecture Series.
17th April 2018
Alison Scott-Baumann, Professor of Society and Belief at SOAS University of London and Project Leader, of the AHRC funded Re/presenting Islam on Campus Project gave evidence at the Joint Committee on Human Rights on free speech and the importance of strengthening interfaith work on campus. The JCHR today published their final report on freedom of speech in universities, citing Professor Scott-Baumann’s research.
27th March 2018
25th July 2017
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