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Collaboration for language preservation and revitalisation in Asia

By Wed, May 14, 2014 5:22PM UTC 0 Comment

  Professor Peter K. Austin of SOAS, University of London leads a group of 10 UK-based mentors and early career researchers travelling to Bangkok, Thailand, on 18 May for a 1-week workshop on “Collaboration for language preservation and revitalisation in Asia” funded under the British Council Researcher Links initiative. The group includes SOAS staff and...

BA English at SOAS challenges the traditional approach to the study of language and literature

By Fri, May 02, 2014 10:25PM UTC 19 Comments

  English is a global language.  It is used as a first, second and foreign language by close to one billion people around the world.  Its global reach has made it one of the most successful means of international communication in history.  Global English has also created a rich tapestry of literatures in English and...

New BA in Global Popular Music

By Wed, Apr 30, 2014 9:20PM UTC 0 Comment

The new BA in Global Popular Music, launched at SOAS, University of London, offers a unique programme that allows students to focus on popular and contemporary music styles and cultures in global perspective. The degree includes generic courses, which develop students’ understanding of theoretical approaches to the study of popular music; practical skills courses in...

World Music Summer School

By Thu, Apr 10, 2014 9:51PM UTC 0 Comment

Now in its twelfth year, the Department of Music at SOAS is pleased to announce the programme of courses for its World Music Summer School 2014. Classes run from 16 June until 8 July, and feature a range of worldwide musical traditions, which is unique, varied and truly multicultural.  If you are passionate about music...

Shifting perspectives on management

By Wed, Apr 02, 2014 7:04PM UTC Comments Off

Professor John Wilson, the Director of Newcastle University Business School (UK), introduces a blog which will offer new perspectives on topical issues in management, economics, and innovation. What does the term management mean to you? We live in a world of uncertainty and with this we have witnessed some huge failures of management, namely, failure...