Religions and Philosophy. New book acquisitions September 2016

By Mary Fisk|October 3, 2016|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of books acquired for the Study of Religions and Philosophy collections in SOAS Library during September 2016 Click on the hyperlink to view the record on the Library catalogue. E-books will only be accessible to SOAS staff and students RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic The mystic fable. Volume two, The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Michel de Certeau ; text established and presented by Luce Giard ;

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History: New book acquisitions September 2016

By Mary Fisk|October 3, 2016|History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of books acquired for the History collections in SOAS Library during September 2016. Click on the hyperlink to view the record on the Library catalogue. E-books will only be accessible to SOAS staff and students Comparative and thematic The power of place: rulers and their palaces, landscapes, cities, and holy places / David Rollason – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045578 The white man’s world / Bill Schwarz – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045701 The

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Selected new acquisitions for History: June 2016

By Mary Fisk|July 4, 2016|Africa, Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

The following is a selective list of new titles received for the History collections in SOAS Library during June 2016 Click on the hyperlink to go through to the SOAS Library catalogue Comparative and thematic The triumph of numbers: how counting shaped modern life / I. Bernard Cohen. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10011055 Sex and control: venereal disease, colonial physicians, and indigenous agency in German colonialism, 1884-1914 / Daniel J. Walther – .

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Study of Religions & Philosophy at SOAS: a selection of new titles received April & May 2016

By Mary Fisk|May 25, 2016|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, China and Inner Asia, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia|0 comments

This is a selective list of titles received on themes relating to the study of religions and philosophy during April and May 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the entry on the SOAS Library catalogue RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic Subverting global myths: theology and the public issues shaping our world / Vinoth Ramachandra – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10013191 Sociology of religion, morals (philosophy), ethics (philosophy) Death, ritual and belief: the

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History at SOAS: a selection of new titles received April & May 2016

By Mary Fisk|May 25, 2016|Africa, Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Korea, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This a a selective list of books on historical topics that were received during April and May 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Thematic and comparative This Orient isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic world / Jerry Brotton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10013186 History (16th century), Christianity, Islam, interfaith relations, international relations.  The civilisation of perpetual movement: nomadism in world politics / Nick

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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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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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World Ikat Textiles exhibition in the Brunei Gallery

By Farzana Whitfield|April 19, 2016|Africa, Art and Archaeology, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

A major new exhibition has opened in the Brunei Gallery of World IKAT textiles presented by The World Crafts Council and The World Crafts Council Asia Pacific. It is curated by Edric Ong and Manjari Nirula. The exhibition celebrates the rich legacy of Ikat, an age old textile technique stretching across the continents of the world. This unique collection brings together an array of some of the priceless pieces of

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Violet M Digby Art exhibition- A St Ives Painter in Kashmir

By Farzana Whitfield|April 6, 2016|Art and Archaeology, South Asia|0 comments

The Nehru Centre in London’s Mayfair will be putting on an exhibition of Violet M Digby’s paintings of Kashmir in the last two weeks of April this year. It will be the first opportunity to see her paintings since her death in 1960. Violet was the mother of Simon Digby, an English oriental scholar, translator, writer and collector who was awarded the Burton Medal of the Royal Asiatic Society. The

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Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy In Pakistan

By Farzana Whitfield|April 5, 2016|Art and Archaeology, History, Photography, South Asia|0 comments

Image courtesy of www.amazon.com Acclaimed photographer Amardeep Singh’s beautifully illustrated travelogue is a true labour of love. The author visited 36 cities in Pakistan to explore the region’s impact and influence on Sikh culture (and vice versa) – the resulting book’s photography and commentary offers a unique insight into West Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan Administered Kashmir. You can join Amardeep at the Bradford Literature Festival for an enlightening event

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