New Books on Southeast Asia recently arrived in SOAS Library

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|February 28, 2017|Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, Development Studies, Economics, History, Politics and International Relations, Religions, South East Asia|0 comments

The politics of Shari’a law : Islamist activists and the state in democratizing Indonesia / Michael Buehler. Landscape, memory, and post-violence in Cambodia / James A. Tyner. Foundations of Islamic governance : a Southeast Asian perspective / Maszlee Malik. Migration, micro-business and tourism in Thailand : highlanders in the city / Alexander Trupp. (Ebook) Unresolved border, land and maritime disputes in Southeast Asia bi- and multilateral conflict resolution approaches and

Read More

SCOLMA – Annual Conference 6th September 2016, Cambridge

By dsw|August 4, 2016|Africa, Archival collections, Medical Anthropology|0 comments

      Annual Conference African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare Tuesday 6 September 2016 Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge Programme 9: 00    Registration 9:15    Welcome 9:20    Keynote Address Dr Benson Mulemi, Catholic University of East Africa Dialectical construction and deconstruction of contemporary African Medicine.  10:15   Panel 1 Dr Anne Samson, Great War in Africa Association Medical Practices in World War I Africa  Dr Tony

Read More

Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica at SOAS: a selection of new titles received April & May 2016

By Mary Fisk|May 25, 2016|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Religions|0 comments

This is a selective list of new books received on topics relating to the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica during April and May 2016. Please note that some of these titles may be shelved in the Art and Archaeology section (Level D) and that this section also includes books on modern Israeli / Palestinian studies (Level B) Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Iconography of “Neo-Hittite” seals / by Agata Kubala

Read More

Vernacular Scripts of the Indus Valley and Beyond

By Farzana Whitfield|May 19, 2016|Africa, Anthropology and Sociology, Archival collections, History, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia|0 comments

The following exciting workshop is taking place at the British Library. Come and be a part of it: Vernacular Scripts of the Indus Valley and Beyond Friday, 20 May 2016 The Eliot Room, British Library Conference Centre London  10:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Nur Sobers-Khan (British Library) 10:30 – 11:15 Personal Reflections and Observations on the Indus Valley Scripts Christopher Shackle, SOAS (London) 11:15 – 12:00 An Anthropological Perspective

Read More

Church Missionary Society Periodicals trial extended to 30th April

By Mary Fisk|April 1, 2016|Archival collections, History, Medical Anthropology, Religions|0 comments

News flash for all SOAS staff and students  The Church Missionary Society Periodicals trial from Adam Matthew Digital has, by popular request,  been extended until 30th April. You can access the resource via the AMD website at www.churchmissionarysociety.amdigital.co.uk You can also gain access via the ‘trial access login’ link, which is located on the homepage and throughout our website at www.amdigital.co.uk. (Please ensure that you select the ‘Access Via IP’ option). Remember: The PDF download option

Read More

Call for papers – SCOLMA Annual Conference – African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare, 6 September 2016, Cambridge

By dsw|March 14, 2016|Africa, Archival collections, Medical Anthropology|0 comments

    Annual Conference African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare Tuesday 6 September 2016 Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge  CALL FOR PAPERS This conference will explore aspects of medicine and healthcare, traditional and western, historic and contemporary, and their traces in the documentary and digital records in all regions of Africa Subjects might include: Medicine and indigenous knowledge The revival and regulation of traditional medicine

Read More

Archaeology and religion: two book reviews

By Mary Fisk|February 8, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

Two books recently acquired by SOAS Library have been reviewed online: Defining the Sacred: Approaches to the Archaeology of Religion in the Near East / edited by Nicola Laneri (Oxford: Oxbow, 2015) Reviewed by Aren M. Maeir (Bar-Ilan University) in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review An “excellent”  collection of studies “dealing with various cultures, finds, issues and periods, ranging from the early Neolithic period until the Iron Age“. Regions studied include ancient

Read More

Anthropology and Sociology – December 2013 to July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 19, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology|

Anthropomorphism Thinking with animals : new perspectives on anthropomorphism / edited by Lorraine Daston and Gregg Mitman. Art & Artefacts Making and growing : anthropological studies of organisms and artefacts / by Elizabeth Hallam and Tim Ingold. Australasia The Black pacific : anti-colonial struggles and oceanic connections / Robbie Shilliam. Community Community, cosmopolitanism and the problem of human commonality / Vered Amit and Nigel Rapport. East Asia Seeing transnationally :

Read More

‘Global Environment’ Journal now available electronically!

By Farzana Whitfield|August 18, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology, Development Studies, History, Unknown|0 comments

Global Environment: A Journal of History and Natural and Social Sciences is a half yearly periodical focusing on the environment and world history including economic development, social relations, production government, and international relations. One of the aims of the journal is to bring together a study of the natural and social sciences with history. This is reflected through peer reviewed research articles, interviews and other exciting features. Accessible through our database

Read More

A Trial Access to E-Journal Database for Burma/Myanmar Studies

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|June 3, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Religions, South East Asia|0 comments

We now have a trial access to the online version of the Rare Journals of the Burma Research Society until the 2nd of July 2015. There are two options for you to access the online database: The link for on-campus access: http://portal.igpublish.com/iglibrary/  (no login required, when you are in SOAS buildings using SOAS Internet) The link for off-campus access: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://portal.igpublish.com/iglibrary/ (login required with your normal SOAS Login) Note: external members

Read More