A message to students and staff observing Ramadan from the Muslim Chaplain at SOAS.
Learn about ancient Iraq’s mythology, culture, and languages on two new summer school courses.
The role of Buddhism in the history of healing and medicine from 12th century Cambodia to today.
World Religion Day falls on 16th January 2022 in celebration and recognition of the diversity of religions that exist. We’ve pulled together a list of the seven most breathtaking and impressive religious buildings around the world.
A brief history of Kumartuli and the everyday realities of the potters who live there.
Project dldl was set up and implemented during a global pandemic and an Ethiopian war. What lessons are there to be learned?
Is Lao Tzu’s taoism the answer to our anxieties? Or is stocism the solution to calmer lives? We explore how philosophy can help during the pandemic.
Last week was the Jewish celebration of Tu BiShvat. Although it’s commemoration varies annually, this year the holiday fell on the 27th and 28th of
“So many affectionate nicknames are been given to me, but I have never done anything about it. So, this Diwali, I have decided to dress
Discover more about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, and the signifance of the five days of the festival.
A SOAS research project is preserving ancient Yasna traditions – nearly forgotten within Zoroastrianism – and sharing them through film.
In the past, Judaism has been able to accommodate to changed circumstances. This will also be the case this year, thanks to COVID-19.
Child marriage denies young girls of any agency in their future.
Two years since the murder of Mashal Khan, students take to the streets
Two students argue for and against a name change for the gallery.
It’s time we started taking yogis seriously, says religious scholar
What does the Holocaust have to do with me? | Bella Saltiel
It’s that time of year again
Dr Matthew Wilkinson on his new book on Islam
With Labour facing tough scrutiny over allegations of antisemitism, Catherine Hezser considers the history of Jews and Socialism
SOAS defends the right of controversial speaker to speak on campus despite public criticism
‘What if he turns up at the next Kumbh Mela with 200 foreigners and wants to pitch camp?’
Each generation needs its own myths. The Yeti is a myth, which grew up as part of Himalayan folklore, and became assimilated into a wider mainstream. However, myths often serve as a mirror of prevailing social circumstances, as well as a driver for their formation, and the times they are a changin’.
“This course is hugely relevant and addresses some of the key issues facing our societies today”
Islam and violence are not interchangeable
Those of us teaching degrees in philosophy at SOAS welcome the recent press interest in the debates concerning ‘decolonising the curriculum’. These debates challenge both