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 Ruins of the Yuanmingyuan Philanthropic donation to research the histories of objects from China’s Yuanmingyuan or ‘Summer Palace’

Louise Tythacott, Pratapaditya Pal Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology of Asian Art, has been awarded a major philanthropic donation to undertake research on the histories and displays of objects from the Yuanmingyuan, or old ‘Summer Palace’, in Beijing.

The project will run until January 2019, and will result in a publicaton which traces the diaspora and displays of Yuanmingyuan artefacts in Britain and France. 

9th March 2018

SOAS celebrates partnership with Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art to secure future loan of Percival David Library and archives

SOAS University of London this week celebrated the strengthening of its relationship with the Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art through the signing of a new Loan Agreement.  The Agreement, signed by the School’s Director Baroness Valerie Amos CH and the Chair of the Percival David Foundation, Colin Sheaf, coincided with the inaugural Professorial Lecture by Professor Shane McCausland, who has held the Percival David Chair in Chinese Art since 2015.

11th December 2017

Ladilikan by Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet Lucy Durán Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - New album out now!

"Ladilikan" a unique collaboration between the Malian super group Trio Da Kali (Lassana Diabaté on balafon; Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté (vocalist; the daughter of Kassé Mady Diabaté, Mali's celebrated male singer); and Mamadou Kouyaté on bass ngoni (the eldest son of ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyaté), together with the renowned Kronos Quartet from San Francisco.

26th September 2017

SOAS World Music Summer School

15 years of SOAS World Music Summer School!

For well over a decade now, SOAS is proud to offer an exciting summer school of world music. Our course programme is unique, varied and truly multi-cultural. If you are passionate about music and cultures, there is something for everyone. Take your pick!

21st June 2017

Call for Applications: Civil Society Leadership Awards 2018-2019

We are pleased to announce that, for the first time, SOAS will be a host university for the Open Society Foundations Civil Society Leadership Awards.

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

26th May 2017

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