11 February 2019 By Eleanor Newbigin “SOAS is unique in the regional focus of its History teaching. It is the only History department in Britain and north America that does not teach courses on western history Rather, our BA and MA History programmes focus exclusively on the histories of regions and people in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In their 2013 study of the western-centric focus of UK and
29 November 2018 Hosted by Kieran Yates Dr Meera Sabaratnam, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Chair of the Decolonising SOAS Working Group, joins Kieran Yates on the BBC Asian Network to discuss the movement to decolonise curricula and knowledge, and weigh in on the debate over who we remember, how and why in our public spaces. Listen at the BBC Asian Network: Statues and Colonial History. Starts at 57:08.
15 September, 2018 Dag Herbjørnsrud (born 1971) is a Norwegian historian of ideas, author, and founder of Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas, and a former political columnist for Al-Jazeera’s English website. “A controversial row is dividing Norwegian and European historians and researchers these days: decolonization of academia. What does it actually mean? Some seem to think that it is a matter of giving credit where credit is
21 August, 2017 with Dr Rahul Rao, Senior Lecturer in Politics at SOAS “With the controversy raging over historic statues in the US, Rahul Rao from London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) argues that disputes like this reveal more about the present than the past.”