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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
SOAS University of London has secured a £5 million donation to create the world-leading SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies.
11th July 2017
SOAS University of London has risen 5 places to 25th in the latest Guardian University Guide and is also rated in the UK’s top 15 for students’ satisfaction with teaching.
16th May 2017
SOAS University of London has received a donation of £2,500 from The Patron’s Fund, a fund established to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
13th March 2017
Andrew George, Professor of Babylonian at SOAS University of London has edited a new volume on Assyrian archival texts.
28th February 2017
Dr Ulrich Pagel, Reader in the Languages and Religions of Tibet and Central Asia (Department of Religions and Philosophies), has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant of £792,550 for a project mapping the history of verbs in the Tibetan language.
10th January 2017
The SOAS World Languages Institute will be a partner in Almut Hintze's ERC project, ‘The Multimedia Yasna', providing training and support for the digital humanities aspects of the project.
18th November 2016
SOAS collaborates with top academic and cultural organisations to host conference on sociologist Max Weber
SOAS University of London will be hosting a conference on sociologist Max Weber’s classical work Hinduism and Buddhism next month, in collaboration with Max Weber Studies, German Historical Institute London, Nehru Centre London, Max Weber Kolleg Erfurt, and the British Sociological Association.
24th August 2016
Professor Catherine Hezser, Professor of Jewish Studies at SOAS, has published a book on Jewish art in collaboration with Dr Uzi Leibner from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
10th June 2016
SOAS academic awarded European Research Council grant of €2.5 million to study core ritual of Zoroastrianism
Professor Almut Hintze FBA, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism at SOAS University of London, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigator Grant of just under €2.5 million (ca. £2 million) for a project on the Yasna, the core ritual of one of the most ancient and influential living religions, Zoroastrianism.
16th May 2016
2nd March 2016
A SOAS centenary exhibition: The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in history and imagination to be hosted in Delhi in 2016
A SOAS centenary exhibition in collaboration with the British Library and UNESCO Parzor, hosted at the National Museum, Delhi
15th February 2016
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