About the SOAS History Blog

History at SOAS

History at SOAS is part of the School of History, Religions and Philosophies and as SOAS, is based in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This means that our historical enquiries are informed by a close familiarity with the various languages and cultures of these regions. They range from the local to the global, with a particular focus on the connections, encounters and exchanges across borders, in a conscious effort to decentre the deeply engrained views of a world dominated by ‘the West’ and offer alternative perspectives. We are a dynamic and expanding department with an emphatically decolonial vision. History at SOAS is also a profoundly interdisciplinary endeavour that seeks to understand the past in all its dimensions in order to inform the present and shape the future, in an effort to address inequality, injustice, discrimination, marginalisation, erasure – towards histories of being human in this world and futures that allow every single individual to thrive.

Who contributes to this blog?

Submissions to this blog are open to all current SOAS Students, Staff members, and Alumni. Please follow this link to view the profiles of some of our contributors and our Blog Team. Follow this link to view our Submission Guidelines for more about the submission process. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us directly via email soashistoryblog@soas.ac.uk.

Unless otherwise specified, published content is created entirely by the contributors as listed with their work. The opinions reflected in these pieces are indicative of the individual author/s viewpoints only. The SOAS History Blog Team edits and administers all published content, with ultimate editorial decisions made by our full-time SOAS Staff team member, Dr Andrea Janku. This platform is funded through the SOAS School of History, Religions and Philosophies and hosted by the SOAS IT Systems.

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The SOAS History blog invites contributions from any Student, Staff of Alumni of SOAS. Check out our Community Policies page or get in contact with us directly to find out more.