Journal of Indonesian Islam, Free Open Access Journal

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|June 22, 2016|Religions, South East Asia|0 comments

Journal of Indonesian Islam (ISSN 1978-6301 and E-ISSN 2355-6994) is peer-reviewed international journal published biannually by the Postgraduate Program (PPs) and the Institute for the Study of Religion and Society (LSAS), State Islamic University (UIN) of Sunan Ampel Surabaya. The journal puts emphasis on aspects related to Islamic studies in an Indonesian context, with special reference to culture, politics, society, economics, history, and doctrines. It cordially invites contributions from scholars

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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 – History (16th century), Christianity, Islam, interfaith relations, international relations.  The civilisation of perpetual movement: nomadism in world politics / Nick

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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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History collections: March additions

By Mary Fisk|March 31, 2016|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Korea, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of titles (print and electronic) added to the History collections during March 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the Library catalogue entry Comparative and thematic Cosmopolitanism and the Middle Ages / edited by John M. Ganim and Shayne Aaron Legassie – Europe, medieval history, cosmopolitanism, literature (medieval), cross-cultural influences  The Red Sea: in search of lost space / Alexis Wick –

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Newly Launched Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|March 8, 2016|History, Literature, Religions, South East Asia|0 comments

The University of Pennsylvania and National Library of Laos have launched the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts at as a resource for the study of traditional literature from this region. At present, the digital library contains images of over 4,200 manuscripts which can be searched and viewed online or freely downloaded, and to which more manuscripts will be added. The database contains four collections: digitised microfilms from the

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Church Missionary Society Periodicals: free trial of digital resource

By Mary Fisk|March 2, 2016|Africa, Archival collections, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

  The College of the Church Missionary Society in Islington (London) – image via Wikimedia Commons (,_Metropolitan_Improvements_%281828%29,_p293.jpg) The new Church Missionary Society Periodicals collection from digital resource provider Adam Matthew allows library users to browse archives of publications from the Church Missionary Society (CMS), the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and latterly the South American Missionary Society covering the whole scope of their missionary activity from 1804 to 2009 Founded in 1799,

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The Shan New Year Event and the Exhibition of Shan Manuscripts at SOAS, University of London: A Report

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|December 21, 2015|South East Asia|0 comments

Shan Kinnari Bird Dance at Shan New Year event (SOAS, December 2015). Photo credit: Qingniao Li The Shan New Year event, held on 13th December 2015, was attended by about 70 people from different parts of the UK. As in previous years, the event programme comprised a mixture of academic presentations and cultural performances. The remark of the event this year is that, with the support from the SOAS Committee

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Remarkable Acquisitions for SOAS Library’s South-East Asia Collections

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|August 10, 2015|Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Literature, Religions, South East Asia|0 comments

Here’s an update and good news from SOAS Library. We have recently purchased two remarkable acquisitions for the South-East Asia collections in the library. 1. The Papers of Lee Kuan Yew : speeches, interview and dialogues (1950-2011), comprising 19 volumes plus bibliographical references and index. All the 20 items are kept under the classmark: L. HI320 / 515961. Key features of the publication include: The most comprehensive collection of various

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Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma- Exhibition at the V&A

By Farzana Whitfield|July 22, 2015|Art and Archaeology, History, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

The Victoria and Albert Museum are currently holding a photography exhibition of British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe, capturing 60 of his most striking images of India and Burma. The photographs were taken between 1852- 1860 and consist of Indian and Burmese landscape and architecture. Rarely seen in the West, Tripe brings to light documentation covering archeological sites, monuments and an eye for creative photography. The exhibition runs until October the

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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:  (no login required, when you are in SOAS buildings using SOAS Internet) The link for off-campus access: (login required with your normal SOAS Login) Note: external members

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