Philosophy: new acquisitions April & May 2017

By Mary Fisk|June 8, 2017|Philosophy|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Philosophy collections during April and May 2017. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in  Comparative and thematic God: a brief philosophical introduction / K.H.A. Esmail. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216328 A history of Pythagoreanism / edited

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Study of Religions: new acquisitions April & May 2017

By Mary Fisk|June 8, 2017|Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Study of Religions collections during April and May 2017. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in Comparative and thematic Demons and illness from antiquity to the early-modern period / edited by Siam Bhayro

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History: new acquisitions April & May 2017

By Mary Fisk|June 8, 2017|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History collections during April and May 2017. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in Comparative and thematic Artist and empire: (en)countering colonial legacies / editor, Low Sze Wee. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052741 A history of

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Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica: new acquisitions April and May 2017

By Mary Fisk|June 8, 2017|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, History, Religions|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during April and May 2017. Please note that this section of the Library also includes material on the history and politics of modern Israel / Palestine. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that e-book content is accessible

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An introduction to the World Trade Organisation

By Victoria Bird|June 7, 2017|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|

Full Fact have asked Professor Aoife O’Donoghue to put together a quick rundown on the World Trade Organisation and how it works as part of their series on Brexit and Europe. It provides a basic introduction on the organisation so might be of interest to undergraduates starting to look at globalization, trade and/or governance. To access, follow this link: https://fullfact.org/europe/introduction-world-trade-organisation/ Aoife O’Donoghue is an Associate Professor at Durham University Law School: https://www.dur.ac.uk/law/staff/?id=5868

Asia House Literature Festival- 2017

By Farzana Whitfield|May 12, 2017|China and Inner Asia, History, Korea, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

I had the great pleasure of attending the author Elif Safak’s Room for Rumi event last night which brought her engaging new novel: The Forty Rules of Love: A novel of Rumi to life through a literary exchange. It was a stimulating discussion about mysticism, faith, sufism, writing, hope and love. The Asia House literature festival (9-26th May) is a jam packed event covering stories and literary journeys from many

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Data seminar presentations from IODS (INSEAD OEE Data Services)

By Victoria Bird|May 11, 2017|Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

IODS (INSEAD OEE Data Services), one of our data providers recently held a seminar in Paris on Data for researchers in finance: Recent Developments and Outlook. Here are the presentations from the sessions: ESG Signals: Integration of Financial and ESG Variables through Machine-learning (Antonio Celeste, Director Institutional Relations, Sustainalytics / Christophe Geissler, CEO, Advestis) Corporate Governance Data, Directors’ Remuneration and General Assemblies (Loïc Dessaint, CEO, Proxinvest ) Empirical Research in

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Some book reviews of recent publications in SOAS Library

By Mary Fisk|May 11, 2017|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

(1) Mohammed Gharipour, ed. Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities across the Islamic World. Leiden: Brill, 2015. xxxviii + 542 pp. $254.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-27906-3. Reviewed by Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi (Princeton University) Published on H-AMCA (April, 2017) This “prodigious compilation” also underscores the growing need for more studies in global art and architectural histories, ones which investigate how aspects of trade, exchange, circulation, reception, transmission, as well as processes of

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Access South Africa – trial available until 25 May 2017

By dsw|May 5, 2017|Africa, History, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

SOAS Library has arranged trial access to the news resource Access South Africa. The trial is available until 25 May 2017. Access South Africa provides full text news articles (current and archived) which can be used to pinpoint sources, compare perspectives and track subjects historically and geographically. It includes more than 120 titles from seven provinces, including titles such as Mail & Guardian, Beeld, The Citizen, City Press, The Witness, Son, Daily Sun, Hermanus

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