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.

When Things Go Wrong: Smuggling Artefacts from Baghdad to London in the late 19th Century
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When Things Go Wrong: Smuggling Artefacts from Baghdad to London in the late 19th Century

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.

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…