Researching family histories of migration from Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda – extracts of the SOAS History Blog event ‘Family Histories of Migration;.
[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.
Listen to our two part episode about the Ramayana, the history of story telling, and the place of storytelling in history.
Many of the artefacts we see today in the ‘Ancient Near East’ collections of European and American museums were purchased in the late 19th and early 20th century from dealers who specialised in smuggling archaeological artefacts to Europe from Baghdad.
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…
The diaries of steamship officer and artefact trader Joseph Svoboda reveal both the personal and political sides of archeological trading in the late 19th t early 20th centuries.
What happens if the histories of epidemics and other environmental factors are taken seriously? Will it change our understanding of historical processes?
Dr Andrea Janku, Senior Lecturer in the History of China of the School of History, Religions and Philosophies, is the instigator of the SOAS History Blog.
Post-doctoral fellow, Dr Nadia Ghanem, examines the life and work of Ibrahim Elias Gejou who sold almost 18,000 artefacts (cuneiform clay tablets, steeles and amulets) to the British Museum alone.