“The Formosan Documents”: Archives of Taiwan Indigenous Peoples from SOAS Collections

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|February 17, 2016|Collections & Research|0 comments

This month’s blog has been written by Dr. Niki Alsford, currently a Research Fellow at the Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, and Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies at SOAS.  He is also the author of a new edited volume, ‘Buried Treasures: Taiwan Indigenous Peoples’ Archives Held at the School of Oriental & African Studies, the University of London’, due for publication by the Council

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Christian Aid 70th Anniversary Project

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|May 10, 2015|Collections & Research|0 comments

To coincide with Christian Aid Week 2015 (10-16 May), our guest blog this week is by Jack Arthey, 70th Anniversary Project Manager at Christian Aid. Jack explains the work Christian Aid are undertaking to tell the story of their organisation and its work; including producing an interactive timeline of the history of the NGO, showcasing a selection of posters, photographs and videos. Jack Arthey writes: “To mark the 70th anniversary of

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UN International Day of Charity: NGO & Charity Archives at SOAS Library

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|September 5, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

To celebrate UN International Day of Charity – which takes place this year on the 5th September – we are today looking in a little more detail at the archives of charities & nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) available to the public here at SOAS Archives. SOAS Archives seeks to play a national role in the preservation of the heritage of UK-based NGOs and charitable bodies who work in the fields of

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World Indigenous Day: Survival International Papers on Resettlement in Ethiopia

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|August 12, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

To mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – which took place on the 9th August – we are today highlighting the Survival International collection of research papers on resettlement and villagisation in Ethiopia which are available at SOAS Archives. Survival International & Resettlement and Villagisation in Ethiopia Survival International is a global human rights non-governmental organisation (NGO) which campaigns for the protection of the rights of tribal, indigenous,

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World Refugee Day: The archive of the Western Sahara Campaign

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|June 20, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

To coincide with World Refugee Day (20th June), today we are highlighting the archive of the Western Sahara Campaign available to the public at Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library. World Refugee Day is a yearly event dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. Background The Western Sahara conflict is a longstanding dispute in North Africa between the state of Morocco (which views the disputed-territory

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The Christian Aid archive: The origins of Christian Aid Week

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|May 16, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

  To coincide with Christian Aid Week – taking place this year between the 11th and 17th May – we highlight today some of the fascinating sources in the archive of Christian Aid which document the origins of the event. The archive, containing the historical records of the charity, is available here at Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library. Christian Aid Week is the annual fundraising drive, which sees millions

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