Rapping the Decolonisation of ‘America’ – Rapear la decolonización de ‘América’
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Rapping the Decolonisation of ‘America’ – Rapear la decolonización de ‘América’

[Traducción al español incluida.] Ana Nenadović discusses Residente’s new single This is not America, establishing connections between the lyrics, the music video and relevant theoretical debates, and examining the contributions of creative practices to the decolonisation of our minds.

Queer Baroque: Nikko Mausoleum
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Queer Baroque: Nikko Mausoleum

The construction of modern sexuality emphasises the sameness of biological gender between sexual object and sexual subject, which did not operate in Japan as it could not accommodate these existing gender constructions. The intense connection of the Nikkō Tōshōgu to the Tokugawa meant that it was intrinsically connected to a time that was becoming increasingly demonised as deviant.

SOAS History Blog Podcast, Ep. 3: Sudanese History through Music
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SOAS History Blog Podcast, Ep. 3: Sudanese History through Music

More about this episode Saffa Khalil Interviewee Saffa is an interdisciplinary researcher and recent SOAS graduate in History and African Studies. Her work is mainly concerned with the ability of music to shape our understanding of transnational identities and historiography.  Dissertation Abstract: From intimate moments to more comprehensive historical events, Sudanese music provides a lens…

SOAS History Blog Podcast, Ep. 2: Histories of Childhood in Algeria – Researching an Undergraduate Dissertation During COVID-19
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SOAS History Blog Podcast, Ep. 2: Histories of Childhood in Algeria – Researching an Undergraduate Dissertation During COVID-19

More about this episode     Mia Bellouere Interviewee Mia is an undergrad alumni from SOAS with a degree in History and Korean. Having worked in the arts for charity and organisational development sectors, she is currently pursuing a career in humanitarian project management. Dissertation Abstract: Mia’s paper examines the experience of childhood in colonial Algeria,…