The Philippine E-Journals

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|June 10, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, South East Asia, Unknown|0 comments

The Philippine E-Journals is an expanding collection of academic journals that are made accessible globally through a single Web-based platform. It is hosted by C&E Publishing, Inc., a premier educational publisher in the Philippines and a leader in the distribution of integrated information-based solutions which include e-learning products, library automation and interactive media systems, and online library resources containing databases, e-books, and online journals. Many journals from this database are

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Lifelines: a short video documentary from the Indian Himalayas

By David Pearson|June 2, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, Development Studies, South Asia, Unknown|0 comments

Dr Jane Dyson has just announced the release of her short (15 minute) video documentary, titled Lifelines. Based on long-term ethnographic research in the Indian Himalayas, it is one man’s story of juggling responsibilities and fighting for dreams, both for himself and his community. She plans to add teaching resources to the website soon. Available online at: Jane Dyson’s new book [Dyson, J. (2014) Working Childhoods: Youth agency and

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Afghanistan’s next president may be an anthropologist..

By David Pearson|April 9, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Unknown|0 comments

I spotted this article on the Savage Minds blog, see the original here. It’s written by Alex Golub whose new book, Leviathans at the gold mine : creating indigenous and corporate actors in Papua New Guinea is on order for SOAS Library. Afghanistan’s next president may be an anthropologist by Alex Golub Afghanistan’s upcoming elections have received a lot of coverage here in the United States, and all over the world. But

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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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DNSA and Southeast Asia

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|November 12, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South East Asia, Unknown|0 comments

SOAS Library has recently acquired a new database called DNSA (Digital National Security Archive). The database contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available covering large areas of Asia and the Middle East. The resource now includes 40 collections consisting of over 94,000 meticulously indexed documents, with more than 650,000 total pages. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world

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Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art

By Jiyeon Wood|November 8, 2013|Unknown|0 comments

An exhibition of 37 works created by students and teachers from the Turquoise Mountain Institute in Kabul. The exhibition is from 15th November until 23rd February 2014. There will be a exhibition tours on Thursday, 21st November from 11.00 to 12.00. For further information please visit: To book the tour, please visit: Venue: Leighton House Museum, Holland Park Each piece was inspired by an object from the collection of the Museum

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Essential research…. Why Szechuan Peppers Make Your Lips Go Numb

By David Pearson|September 12, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Unknown|0 comments

Photo by Flickr user diwineanddine (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) I don’t usually post science research, but as these pepper corns are so emblematic of Szechuan cuisine, I thought I would this time. While we don’t have a subscription to the most recent copies of Proceedings of the Royal Society B in which this research was published, you can read about it here on the Smithsonian’s blog.

Twiplomacy: studying world leaders’ use of Twitter

By Victoria Bird|August 1, 2013|Politics and International Relations, Unknown|0 comments

You might already know that U.S. President @BarackObama is the World’s most followed leader on Twitter. But do you know who is Twitter’s most influential world leader? Or who is most likely to reply to tweets? (Pope Francis  and the Ugandan Prime Minister @AmamaMbabazi respectively). Flickr: World map of Flickr and Twitter locations Some rights reserved by Eric Fischer

George W. Stocking Jr., ‘Anthropology’s Anthropologist,’ Dies at 84

By David Pearson|July 30, 2013|Anthropology and Sociology, Unknown|0 comments

Read this… A great profile of George W. Stocking, professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago who died earlier this month. Read it here via the New York Times. SOAS Library hold 18 of his books, including studies of anthropology’s pioneers, most notably of Edward Burnett Tylor and Franz Boas. His 2010 book Glimpses into my own Black Box is on order. You also have access

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The Digital Public Library of America Launches Today, Opening Up Knowledge for All

By Farzana Whitfield|April 26, 2013|Unknown|0 comments

A group of top American libraries and academic institutions launched a new centralized research resource today, The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), making millions of resources (books, images, audiovisual resources, etc.) available in digital format. It is an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that draws on the nation’s living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums in order to educate, inform, and empower everyone in the current and

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