Digitalback Books – trial available until 31 May 2018

By dsw|May 4, 2018|Africa, Anthropology and Sociology, Economics, Gender, History, Philosophy, Politics|

Digitalback Books is a virtual library platform offering readers digital access to hundreds of titles published from across Africa and beyond. Topics covered include: anthropology, history, literature, gender, economics and philosophy. For the trial period titles can be accessed online on-campus (remote and download access would be available post-trial for purchased titles). On-campus access Please send any feedback to Dawn Wright (dw3@soas.ac.uk)

Free Webinars from UK Data Service

By Victoria Bird|August 24, 2015|Development Studies, Gender, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The following free webinars are being provided by the UK Data Service in September and October: Webinar: Key data: Business data – 10 September 2015, 3pm Webinar: Key data: Longitudinal data – 16 September 2015, 3pm Webinar: Introduction to the UK Data Service – 6 October 2015, 3pm Webinar: Key data: International macrodata – 8 October 2015, 2pm Webinar: Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service – 14 October 2015, 3pm Webinar: Getting

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Recent Acquisitions to SOAS Library reviewed

By Mary Fisk|May 5, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Gender, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Music, Media and Film Studies, Religions|0 comments

The following books have all been recently acquired by SOAS Library either in print or as e-books. Slandering the Jew: sexuality and difference in early Christian texts / Susanna Drake. [e-book only, via ebrary] – reviewed by Gail Labovitz on H-Net (who states that there is “much to be learnt” from this study on gender, sexuality and stereotypes of Jews within early Christian writings) Ancient Syria : a three thousand year

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Middle East & Islamic Studies : 15 Brill’s articles free accessible until 31 January 2015

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|November 10, 2014|Gender, Law, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions|0 comments

“The following articles are freely available until 31 January 2015!* Islamic Law in the Modern World Author: Aharon Layish Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 21, No. 3, pp. 276-307) An Epistemic Shift in Islamic Law Author: Aria Nakissa Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 21, No. 3, pp. 209-251) Reconstructing Archival Practices in Abbasid Baghdad Author: Maaike van Berkel Journal of Abbasid Studies, (Volume 1, No. 1, pp. 7-22) The Early

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Opening up your research: a guide to self-archiving

By David Pearson|September 1, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, Development Studies, Financial and Management Studies, Gender, History, Information Literacy, Japan, Korea, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Music, Media and Film Studies, Politics and International Relations, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia, Unknown|0 comments

Making your research available on open access services increases citation and helps ensure greater impact, argues Deborah Lupton. In this post she has advice for sociologists in particular on different ways to self-archive, formatting and how to overcome barriers such as complex copyright legislation. Read the full article here. Deborah Lupton is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney. She blogs at This Sociological Life and tweets @DALupton and is currently writing

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Women’s rights in the Arab world

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|November 19, 2013|Anthropology and Sociology, Development Studies, Gender, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

Thomson Reuters Foundation has published its third annual poll of gender experts, focusing on women’s rights in Arab League states. It used over 300 experts to review assess the extent to which states adhered to key provisions of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The website has rankings, graphs and a full methodology.

Round-up of recent web resources on Byzantium

By Mary Fisk|August 14, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, Gender, History, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

Siege of Constantinople (1453) from a manuscript in the Bibliotheque Nationale (France) (image from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Constantinople_1453.jpg ; [this file is in the {PD-US} domain in the United States] Portail des resssources Byzantines (Université de Fribourg, Switzerland) The public part of this portal includes Project Typika (a database of terms relating to artifacts and raw materials mentioned in Byzantine documents), an interactive guide to web resources on Byzantium and a traditional bibliography Dumbarton Oaks Resources

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Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference – live streaming starts today

By David Pearson|April 10, 2013|Gender|0 comments

If you are not already in New York attending the Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference, you may be interested to know that the organisers, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies are streaming the various sessions and keynote speeches. These will also be podcast later. As well as the obvious relevance to those of you studying gender and sexuality, this conference has significant content relating to the SOAS regions and its other subjects, notably

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