SOAS University of London

School of Arts

School of Arts PhD Students

Department of Music









Emily Sayers
Emily Janet Sayers

Cognitive Aspects of North Indian Classical Music: How Children Learn to Compose and Improvise in an Oral Tradition





School of Arts




Department of History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts



Helena Cantone
Helena Cantone

White Skin, Black Masks: The African art projects of Salvatore Fiume (1915-1997).

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Keramat Fathinia
Keramat Fathinia

Historical and aesthetical evolution of Siāh-Mashq in Persian calligraphy with a focus on the works of Mirzā Qulāmrizā over the Qājār period Iran

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Yang Fu
Yang Fu

Ritual Furniture from the Qing Imperial Mausoleum -- a Reinterpretation of a Miaojin Box Set from the Yongzheng Period (1723-35)


Ai Fukunaga
Staff Silhouette

A Different Type of Tea? British Collecting of Ceramics for Tea Gatherings from Meiji-Era Japan, Focusing on the British Museum and Maidstone Museum Collections



Xiaoxin Li
Xiaoxin Li

Rethinking Guang shi jia ju (Cantonese style furniture): A Design History of Mid 18th Century to early 20th Century

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David Malik
David Malik

Urban Art Forms in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and their Roles in the Making of Diasporic Identities in Communities in London, United Kingdom


Maeve Nolan
Maeve Nolan

Early Silk Road photography: A case study of how and why Dr. Maynard Owen Williams, Litt. D. (1888-1963) photographed the Silk Road during the Citroen-Haardt Trans-Asiatic Expedition (1931-1932)



Elizabeth Reid
Elizabeth Reid

An investigation into the meaning and significance of the exhibitions of Chinese art at the Whitechapel Art Gallery between 1901 and 1934

Kristin Scheel
Kristin Scheel

13th - 14th Century Yuan and Mongol Silk-Gold Textiles: Transcultural consumption and reception in the Mongol Empire and in Europe








Centre for Media and Film Studies

Lois Barnett
Lois Barnett

An Investigation of Audience Responses To and Motivations for the Use of Western-Inspired Costume in Japanese Cinema (1923-39)




Yunzi Han
Staff Silhouette

Representing Sexuality on Screen: A Comparative Reading of Contemporary Arthouse Cinema from China and Iran