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SOAS South Asia Institute Events

The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region. 

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.  Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information the Institute on ssai@soas.ac.uk

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2016

January

07/01/16
12/01/16
26/01/16
29/01/16
  • Zinda Bhaag
  • Rachel Dwyer (SOAS) in conversation with director Dr Meenu Gaur
  • Screening of award winning Pakistani feature film Zinda Bhaag (Run for your life, 2013) and discussion with director Meenu Gaur

February

03/02/16
04/02/16
05/02/16
16/02/16
16/02/16
23/02/16

March

07/03/16
08/03/16
09/03/16
10/03/16
17/03/16
23/03/16

April

12/04/16
  • Spatial technologies for research on past societies
  • Dr Riza Abbas (Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, Nasik), Dr Anne Casile (French Institute of Research for Development, Paris), Dr Jason Hawkes (British Museum), and Dr Michael Willis (British Museum)
20/04/16
  • Multilingual Sri Lanka I: Itineraries
  • Professor Ronit Ricci
  • Professor Ronit Ricci will lead a discussion of essays relating to Multilingual Sri Lanka for graduate students and academic colleagues (event 1 of 3).

21/04/16
26/04/16
27/04/16
27/04/16
27/04/16
28/04/16

May

09/05/16
10/05/16
  • Epigraphy at Bodhgaya
  • Dr Dániel Balogh (British Museum), Dr Tilman Frasch (Manchester Metropolitan), Dr Gergely Hidas (British Museum) Dr Sam van Schaik (British Library), Dr Vincent Tournier (SOAS, University of London), and Dr Michael Willis (British Museum)
20/05/16
20/05/16
21/05/16
  • Film Screening: Journey into Europe
  • Professor Akbar Ahmed and Professor Peter Morey
  • Film screening of Journey into Europe and panel discussion with discussants Professor Akbar Ahmed and Professor Peter Morey (Executive Producer). Chaired by Dr Amina Yaqin.

24/05/16
31/05/16

June

07/06/16
14/06/16

July

September

05/09/16
  • The Past Before Us: Heritage and History in South Asia
  • An international cross-disciplinary conference exploring the place of 'heritage' in South Asia's local and global futures. Architects, historians, geographers, anthropologists, musicians and literary theorists come together to discuss the construction, contestation and conservation of South Asia’s heritage in our rapidly changing world. 

05/09/16
  • Past cultures as the heritage of the present
  • Professor Romila Thapar
  • The keynote lecture, ‘Past cultures as the heritage of the present’, was delivered by the renowned Indian historian Professor Romila Thapar on the evening of Monday 5 September.

06/09/16
  • Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar: The Faqiri Quartet
  • Renowned popular Sufi musician Madan Gopal Singh and his ensemble 'Chaar Yaar/Faqiri Quartet' will be performing their original rendition of Heer in marking the 250th anniversary of Waris Shah's literary composition at SOAS. This will be a unique opportunity to hear an iconic voice of our time. 

13/09/16
  • Digital Humanities
  • Dr Roger Evans (Brighton), Dr Stefan Baums (LMU Munich), and Stephen White (Venice)

October

11/10/16
19/10/16

November

14/11/16
15/11/16
16/11/16
29/11/16

December

07/12/16
  • CANCELLED: The Hatha Yoga Project
  • Dr James Mallinson (SOAS University of London)
  • This seminar has been cancelled.  The Re-scheduled date will be announced in due course.

12/12/16
  • Understanding Pakistan's Military
  • Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, Dr Farzana Shaikh and Dr David Taylor
  • The speakers in this event will analyse the past few years as well as more recent developments in terms of the military's approach to internal, regional South Asian, and international security. 

13/12/16
14/12/16