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...
The creative industries in the UK are often said to be the most resilient of all. Not only did they survive the economic downturn, they thrived during those years. This may come as a surprise in an economy where we assume that cutbacks will affect what are often considered the less essential trades first: arts,...
The newly launched SOAS South Asia Institute aims to consolidate SOAS’ research strengths in the region and make SOAS the premier UK institution for the multi-disciplinary study of South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives. The creation of the Institute marks a renewal of the School’s focus on this region....
This September, OBERTO (Oxford Brookes: Exploring Research Trends in Opera) held its annual day-conference at Oxford Brookes University, with the theme ‘Staging Operatic Anniversaries’. OBERTO, named after Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera, is the opera research unit directed by Alexandra Wilson and Barbara Eichner (Music, School of Arts). Hugo Shirley, Early Career Fellow in Opera Studies,...
Rachel Arnold, a third year Music and History combined honours student, has been asked by the British Library to contribute some blog posts for their new exhibition Propaganda: Power and Persuasion. Rachel’s research for an interdisciplinary dissertation, comparing the use of the radio in 1930s Britain and Nazi Germany, has revealed new data – that in...
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