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Dates of Summer School: 23 July – 2 August 2016
This Summer School, open to international but especially Indonesian students, will study aspects of premodern Javanese Art History, from the Central Javanese ‘Hindu-Buddhist’ period to the late Majapahit and Early Islamic period (ca. 8th-early 17th century).
15th May 2016
In March 2016 Ashley Thompson, Pamela Corey, Louise Tythacott and Simone Green led a group of 24 MA students from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, including the 13-strong cohort of Alphawood MA students, on an exploration of Southeast Asian art museum and archival research collections in Paris.
1st April 2016
From September-December 2015 Alphawood students on the ‘Curating Cultures’ MA course worked in exhibition teams to devise displays using the History of Art and Archaeology teaching collections. The collection consists mainly of Southeast Asian material donated to SOAS by Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Moore.
14th December 2015
Members of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme Professor Ashley Thompson, Dr Christian Luczanits, Dr Louise Tythacott and Dr Peter Sharrock, and Project Coordinator Dr Joanna Wolfarth, spent ten days in Cambodia as part of the final component of the Alphawood-funded Scoping Phase for a Field School and Conservation Programme at 12th-century Banteay Chhmar Temple.
13th December 2015
Students on the School of Arts’ ‘Curating Cultures’ MA module have curated five exhibitions in the Lady David Gallery at SOAS.
10th December 2015
News from the region: Thailand
HRH Maha Chakri Sirindorn of Thailand opened the Cultural Relationship Mainland Southeast Asia (CRMA) Research Centre at Chulaklomkao Royal Military Academy, Nakhon Nayok on 16th November, 2015.
29th November 2015
Professor Anna Contadini and Dr Rachel Harris participate in International Conference on "Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia"The conference is being held at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, October 29-31 2015. It is organised by the Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies (IISMC) of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in cooperation with Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI); Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; CNRS/CETOBAC, Paris; and SOAS, University of London.
28th October 2015
The 2016 Alphawood Scholarships at SOAS are open from November 2015. The closing date for applications is 18 December at 1pm.
19th October 2015
Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona visits the Arts of South East Asia from the SOAS Collections
The Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts (MCFA) Phoeurng Sackona visits the Arts of South East Asia from the SOAS Collections exhibition in the Foyle Gallery at SOAS.
30th September 2015
A Special Issue of the journal African Arts focused on African photography has been guest edited by Dr Charles Gore, Senior Lecturer in the History of African Art, SOAS.
24th September 2015
1st July 2015
In May 2015 Ashley Thompson, Christian Luczanits and Simone Green led 10 MA students from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology on a fantastic exploration of Southeast Asian art museum and archival research collections in Paris.
31st May 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Conference “Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, October 29, 30 and 31 2015.
17th March 2015
Malian musicians Trio da Kali participated in a series of special events for SOAS students last week. Trio da Kali have been in residency at the SOAS Music department, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI).
3rd March 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives.’ DEADLINE: 15 March 2015.
The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS invites papers for a symposium entitled ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives’ on July 3 2015. Abstracts of 150-200 words, as well as questions and expressions of interest, should be sent to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
16th February 2015
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