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SOAS South Asia Institute

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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2019

January

18/01/19
18/01/19
23/01/19
  • Islamophobia and the Novel
  • Peter Morey will be in conversation with Rehana Ahmed and Anshuman Mondal on the subject of Morey’s latest book, Islamophobia and the Novel.

February

07/02/19
11/02/19
12/02/19
19/02/19

March

07/03/19
12/03/19
17/03/19
20/03/19
21/03/19
  • The Prince who beat the Empire
  • Moin Mir (Author)
  • ​The story of the fall of Surat, Mughal India’s greatest port to the East India Company and the campaign for justice led by The Prince of Surat in Victorian England.

27/03/19
27/03/19
29/03/19

April

03/04/19
  • India's Foreign Policy
  • Professor Harsh V. Pant (King's College London), Dr. Avinash Paliwal (SOAS), Dr Thorsten Wojczewski (King's College London)
11/04/19
11/04/19
24/04/19
29/04/19
  • Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba
  • Professor C. Christine Fair (Georgetown University), Dr. Matthw Nelson (SOAS), Dr Ayesha Siddiqa (SOAS), Dr Walter Ladwig (Kings College London), Dr Sarah Ashraf (ISD Global)

May

01/05/19
22/05/19
22/05/19
23/05/19
24/05/19
31/05/19
  • Evaluating the new political landscape in India
  • Manali Desai (Cambridge), Meena Kandasamy (Novelist), Deepa Kurup (Oxford), Ranabir Samaddar (Calcutta Research Group), Rashmi Singh (Cambridge), K. Vignesh (Kings College), Mirza Waheed (Novelist), S. Gopalkrishnan (Centre for Survival and Dignity)
31/05/19

June

12/06/19
20/06/19
  • The Belt & Road Initiative: International Responses
  • This conference is designed to examine how this flagship foreign policy initiative of President Xi Jinping is affecting the key regions in the world along both the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road, and how countries thus affected are responding.

26/06/19

August

September

October

02/10/19
02/10/19
02/10/19
08/10/19
09/10/19
16/10/19
17/10/19
21/10/19
24/10/19

November

05/11/19
12/11/19
  • Persephone: a tool for the automatic phonemic transcription of endangered languages
  • Dr Christopher Cox (Carleton University), Dr Hilaria Cruz (University of Kentucky), Dr Alexis Michaud (CNRS) and Dr Sandy Ritchie (SOAS University of London)
  • This workshop introduces Persephone (/pərˈsɛfəni/), an automatic phoneme transcription tool. The event includes three presentations that showcase the use of Persephone for Sino-Tibetan and Athabaskan languages, and there will also be a hands-on training the following day for linguistics who want to try Persephone on their own data. 

14/11/19

December

02/12/19
03/12/19
  • Area Studies and the Urgent Need for Global Intercultural Dialogue
  • Geir Helgesen (SOAS Centre of Korean Studies/Fudan Development Institute, Shanghai), Chunrong Liu (Fudan Development Institute, Shanghai and NIAS, Copenhagen University), Rachel Harrison (SOAS)
  • In this roundtable discussion we propose that, given the precarious and fragile state of the world, it is essential for Area Studies to play a more important role.

04/12/19
10/12/19
  • Recent Advances in Kuki-Chin Linguistics
  • Prof Shobhana Chelliah (University of North Texas), Dr Linda Konnerth (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Dr David Peterson (Dartmouth), Professor Justin Watkins (SOAS), and Dr Muhammad Zakaria (SOAS)
10/12/19
11/12/19