SOAS University of London

Research

Each of our five centenary research themes represents an important area of the School’s work, providing an intellectual and research framework for the School’s centenary year. 

The centenary research themes are:

Global voices

Deepening our understanding of the different ways that global voices can be heard, interpreted and transmitted. Read more about our Global Voices research theme...

Heritage of humanity

Ensuring that the rich physical and cultural diversity of the SOAS regions, past and present, is handed on to future generations, whether in terms of endangered languages, hidden archives, or rich and diverse cultures around food.  Read about the Heritage of Humanity research theme...

Global interactions

Understanding how global interactions are shaped by regional influences, cultures and economies, as practices and ideas from one region adapt and develop in new contexts. Read more about our Global Interactions research theme...

Sharing a small planet

Questions about access to resources such as water, food and energy, inequality and social justice, as well as about the dynamics of sharing in both urban and rural spaces. Read more about our Sharing a Small Planet research theme...

Global diplomacy and governance

As the centre of geopolitical power shifts away from the US and Europe, SOAS research asks what this will mean for the underpinning values of governance and diplomacy, such as democracy, consent or trust. Read more about our Global Diplomacy and Governance research theme...