A tent once home to a Syrian refugee family in Jordan’s Za’atari camp is on display as a UNHCR art installation at this year’s SOAS graduation ceremonies.

The artwork, by London-based artist Kate Daudy, entitled Am I My Brother’s Keeper? is concerned with questions of home, identity and memory, and is based on an ancient Chinese literary practice of writing on objects.

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A tent once home to a Syrian refugee family in Jordan’s Za’atari

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Prior to graduation day, which begins this Wednesday, we asked final year students what their first impressions were of SOAS.

Let us know what yours were in the comments below.
Prior to graduation day which begins this Wednesday we asked final year

First impressions of SOAS

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SOAS celebrates pioneering figures at this year’s Graduation Ceremonies: founder of the MOBO awards Kanya King, the celebrated UK architect Sir David Adjaye and award-winning sculptor Sokari Douglas Camp are all to be honoured this week.

As SOAS welcomes these remarkable individuals who have excelled in their field, Baroness Valerie Amos CH, Director of SOAS said: “For me personally, it is... View more »
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Jonathan Goodhand, Professor in Conflict and Development Studies at SOAS has been awarded a grant of just over £7million from The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Research Councils UK Collective Fund for a project on war and drugs.

The project 'Drugs and (dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of war’ will work with researchers in three of the world’s... View more »
Jonathan Goodhand Professor in Conflict and Development Studies at SOAS has been

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SOAS is hosting a fundraising concert this Saturday to help raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

The event will take place on 22 July at 7.30pm and will feature some of the finest musicians from the SOAS community and a broad range of musical traditions.

The lineup of artists confirmed so far includes PhD students Morgan Davies (sārangī) and Deirdre Morgan (jew's... View more »
SOAS is hosting a fundraising concert this Saturday to help raise money

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Over the next two days we're hosting Imagining Africa’s Future Conference, focusing on the future trends likely to shape the continent over the coming century.

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Examining the future of Africa in upcoming conference

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Planning on attending graduation day later this month

6 things you should know about Graduation Day

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Now open at SOAS's Brunei Gallery - "Buildings That Fill My Eye" Architectural Heritage of Yemen.

The exhibition explores the astonishing variety of building styles and traditions that have evolved over millennia in a region of diverse terrains, extreme climates and distinctive local histories.

Generations of highly skilled masons, carpenters and craftspeople have deftly employed the... View more »
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"Buildings That Fill My Eye" Architectural Heritage of Yemen, Brunei Gallery Exhibition, SOAS University of London

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SOAS University of London has secured a £5 million donation to create the world-leading SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies.

The donation will enable the creation of the SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies, a resource dedicated to enhancing the research, learning and teaching in the field of one of the world’s oldest religions. The institute will be... View more »
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A message from our Director Baroness Valerie Amos CH wishing our student Maro Itoje and the British and Irish Lions the best of luck for the third test against New Zealand - SOAS is rooting for you!
A message from our Director Baroness Valerie Amos CH wishing our student
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SOAS Africa Conference - Imagining Africa’s Future: Language, Culture, Governance, Development taking place on 20-21 July.

Keynote by HRH Muhammad Sanusi II, CON, The Emir of Kano, Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria - and opening remarks from SOAS Director Baroness Valerie Amos CH.

Topics on discussion include 'Creating and claiming identities'; 'Knowledge production, media and... View more »
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Last night SOAS hosted the 2017 Caine Prize award - congratulations go to Bushra al-Fadil for 'The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away'.

The Caine Prize aims to bring African writing to a wider audience. It works to connect readers with African writers as well as helping emerging writers in Africa to enter the world of mainstream publishing.

The shortlisted authors for the 2017 Caine... View more »
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2017 SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School starts 3 July. Topics include the rap scene in Taiwan; post martial-law in Taiwan; Taiwan's gay past in song and film and Taiwanese (Taiyu 台語) music.

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Taiwan Studies Summer School, SOAS University of London

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Ahead of the evening in conversation with the Caine Prize shortlisted authors at SOAS tomorrow night (FREE), we asked some of our community to name their favourite reads about Africa.

So what's your favourite book about Africa? Let us know in the comments below...

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With the news that only one leading university in London secured a Gold rating in TEF, SOAS Blogs takes a closer look at the methodology behind TEF, and searches for any patterns that could explain why so many of the capital's universities struggled to shine...
With the news that only one leading university in London secured a

TEF: London, we have a problem | Study at SOAS Blog

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The first results of a new ratings system for universities, led by the UK Government, has just been published - the Teaching Excellence Framework (or TEF).

TEF takes 6 measures and combines them into a single award of Gold, Silver or Bronze- easy to understand, but there is an important detail hidden within...
The first results of a new ratings system for universities led by

Can the Teaching Excellence Framework help future students choose their degree? | Study at SOAS Blog

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It's #WorldRefugeeDay - think Europe has most of the world's refugees? Think again.

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Where are most of the world's refugees?

'The Poet of Jerusalem is coming to SOAS'

26/27 June, Tamim Al-Barghouti, one of the most important and popular Arab poets of his generation, will be at SOAS to take part in a series of FREE events and to launch the first English translation of his poetry.

Al-Barghouti's work speaks much to the Palestinian experience, but it is also the barometer of the political fortunes in the Arab world,... View more »
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The Poet of Jerusalem is coming to SOAS | Study at SOAS Blog

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SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) Director Dr Dan Plesch spoke at the UN yesterday.

Dr Plesch discussed his book 'Human Rights After Hitler' with Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights.

Read more about Dr Plesch's work here: [ Soas.ac.uk Link ]
SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy CISD Director Dr Dan Plesch

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The 2nd Queer Asia Conference begins at SOAS tomorrow (16-17 June).

In this blog, Geoffrey Yeung, part of the speaker lineup, takes a look at how the LGBTQIA+ experience has seen positive change recently in his native Hong Kong, but argues that authorities are still not doing enough advocacy for equal rights under the Law.
The 2nd Queer Asia Conference begins at SOAS tomorrow 16 17 June

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