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

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Alchemy 2016 Festival- South Asian Culture at its Best!

By Farzana Whitfield|May 19, 2016|Art and Archaeology, Films and Sound Recordings, Music, Media and Film Studies, Photography, South Asia|0 comments

Courtesy of Alchemy Festival 2016 webpage I cannot praise this event enough, it is fun, colourful, vibrant and cultured! Each year, Alchemy fills Southbank Centre with a vibrant array of performances, workshops and exhibitions – and a delicious food market. The festival celebrates the rich cultural relationship between the UK and the Indian subcontinent, and explores the creative influences generated by our shared history. In 2016, the seventh Alchemy brings

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Film Africa – London 30 October to 8 November 2015

By dsw|October 2, 2015|Africa, Films and Sound Recordings|0 comments

Programme now launched!   All films and events for 2015 can be viewed on the Film Africa website. The programme for Film Africa 2015 is now available to be viewed on our website. There is a great selection of over sixty features, documentaries, special strands, short films, events and more in store for you for our ten day film festival in London. Tickets for some screenings are already on sale and the

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ArtReview Live presents IN THE NAME OF GOD (1992), a film by Anand Patwardhan

By Farzana Whitfield|September 23, 2015|Films and Sound Recordings, South Asia|0 comments

To celebrate the launch of the Autumn issue of ArtReview Asia, there will be a screening of IN THE NAME OF GOD (1992), a feature film by Indian filmmaker Anand Patwardhan. Gaining Patwardhan international acclaim as well as controversy, the film traces the progressive rise of Hindu fundamentalism in India in the 1980s and 1990s, and the resulting wave of religious violence that spread throughout the country (read more here). This

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Up and coming events at the King’s India Institute- this September

By Farzana Whitfield|September 17, 2015|Development Studies, Economics, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Literature, Politics and International Relations, South Asia|0 comments

All the events organised by the King’s India Institute are free. RSVP is not needed unless mentioned on the event listing.  Events in September 2015 Uski Roti ‘His Bread’ (1969, dir. Mani Kaul, Hindi with English subtitles) Indian Modernisms film series at The Tagore Centre for Global Thought Date:              21 September 2015 Venue:           Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29), Strand Campus, London Time:              6.30-9pm Our first screening in the Indian Modernisms series.

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Just arrived in the library- 4 volume set focusing on a critical analysis of Bollywood!

By Farzana Whitfield|July 27, 2015|Films and Sound Recordings, Music, Media and Film Studies, South Asia|0 comments

Image courtesy of SOAS Library has now acquired this new multi volume set regarded as a ‘mini library’ centering on contemporary Bollywood. Edited by our very own Bollywood specialist, Rachel Dwyer it is a one stop resource about the progress of Indian cinema, with an emphasis on Hindi film from Bombay. Contemporary periods chart the success of several genres including, the silent era, the studio period and the ‘Golden

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Trial access to Human Rights Studies Online

By Bob Burns|November 21, 2014|Africa, Anthropology and Sociology, Development Studies, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Law, Politics and International Relations, South East Asia|0 comments

SOAS Library currently has trial access (until 21 December 2014) to Human Rights Studies Online from Alexander Street Press. Access (on-campus only) at: The collection brings together comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes in the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection includes 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video. The collection takes a case study approach, providing primary and

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Trial access to Asian Films Online from Alexander Street Press

By Jiyeon Wood|July 15, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, China and Inner Asia, Films and Sound Recordings, Japan, Korea, Linguistics, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Music, Media and Film Studies, Politics and International Relations, South Asia, South East Asia, Unknown|0 comments

We have trial access to Asian Film Online Volumes I and II from Alexander Street Press until 15th August 2014. Asian Film Online is an online streaming video collection of narrative feature films, documentaries, and shorts.This will be useful for scholarship in Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, political science, postcolonial theory and criticism, anthropology, and linguistics. Asian Film Online: Volume I features more than 600 hours of film across the region with

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Film Screening THE HALFMOON FILES, TUE 3 DEC 2013, 7PM

By Jiyeon Wood|November 29, 2013|Films and Sound Recordings, History, Music, Media and Film Studies, Politics and International Relations, Unknown|0 comments

PHILIP SCHEFFNER: THE HALFMOON FILES TUE 3 DEC 2013, 7PM, GOETHE-INSITUT LONDON Germany 2007, colour, 87mins, with English subtitles. Dir: Philip Scheffner. “There once was a man. This man came into the European war. Germany captured this man. He wishes to return to India. If God has mercy, he will make peace soon. This man will go away from here.” These are the words that Mall Singh spoke into the

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