Osama Bin Laden files released

By Victoria Bird|November 2, 2017|Archival collections, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica, Politics, Politics and International Relations, Religions|

The CIA has releases nearly 470,000 additional files recovered in the May 2011 Raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound. The material contains audio, document, image, video, and software operating system files. The material is posted in the original Arabic and in as close to the original form as possible, modified only so the files cannot be edited. Among other things, this release includes: Usama Bin Ladin’s personal journal and more

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U.S. Intelligence on Asia: new digital document collection now available

By Mary Fisk|July 27, 2017|Archival collections, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Korea, Politics and International Relations, South East Asia|

SOAS Library has recently subscribed to the archival document collection U.S. Intelligence on Asia (1945-1991)  from Brill Online Primary Resources. This resource is available to all Library users on-site. SOAS staff and students can also access this off-site via their institutional login. The resource can be accessed through the Library’s A-Z databases. Click here to go to the appropriate page of the index, and then scroll through the list of

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SCOLMA Annual Conference 2017 – Call for Papers

By dsw|April 5, 2017|Africa, Archival collections|0 comments

  Annual Conference Document to Digital: How does Digitisation Aid African Research? Monday 11 September 2017 The National Library of Scotland   CALL FOR PAPERS This conference will explore digitised archives relating to Africa and how they are being used. We would welcome papers relating to archives across a range of media including documents and manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, historical printed collections, audio-visual material, historical artefacts and born-digital material. Subjects might

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History Day 2016 at Senate House (University of London) – bookings now open

By Mary Fisk|October 12, 2016|Archival collections, History|0 comments

  The annual History Libraries, Archives and Research Day 2016 for MPhil and PhD students and early career researchers (and anyone with an interest in history!) will take place at Senate House between 10.00 – 4.00 on Tuesday 15th November. The day includes an open history fair, showcasing libraries and archives from the London area and beyond (SOAS will be there!) where you can get individual advice on your research,

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“Untold story –West Africa and the West African Frontier Force in World War I” – October 15th 11:00am – 1:00pm – National Archives, Richmond, UK

By dsw|September 28, 2016|Africa, Archival collections, History|0 comments

The First World War had a great impact on West Africa, as Britain ordered the invasion of German colonies in Cameroon and Togoland, using its own colonies as base. The West African Frontier Force, drawn from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and Gambia played a key role in the campaign. War had also had a great impact on the civilian population, as the British drew off workers and resources. How did

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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

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Addressing community trauma through the Ken Saro-Wiwa Digital Archive – 13th June 2016 – Senate House Library

By dsw|June 9, 2016|Africa, Archival collections|0 comments

   LUNCHTIME SEMINAR SERIES 2016     Vanessa Platt                                                      University College London                                          Addressing community trauma through the Ken Saro-Wiwa Digital Archive  13:00 – 14:00 Monday

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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

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