[Job] Lecturer in Social Anthropology in SOAS

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Not archaeology but related. Social anthropology lecturer in SOAS, with a focus in SE Asia. Closing date 6 June 2018.

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London invites applications for a fixed-term lectureship tenable from September 2018. You will be expected to convene and teach core theory and optional regional/thematic modules in Social/Cultural Anthropology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and assume normal administrative tasks associated with a Lectureship including PhD supervision.

Skills and experience

You must have a PhD in Social or Cultural Anthropology and a record of excellence in research in Anthropology as evidenced by high quality professional publications. We are primarily seeking a candidate with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas that would support, supplement and complement existing specialisms in the department, particularly: anthropology of development, the anthropology of migration and diaspora and the anthropology of gender. Regional interests in East Africa, West Africa, SE Asia or Japan will be preferred.

Source: Lecturer in Social Anthropology

CFP: Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives

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SOAS Emergence of Theravada Buddhism

SOAS is organising a symposium on Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia in July and the call for papers is now open. Bursaries for living and travel expenses are available to selected applicants. Deadline is 15 March 2015.

SOAS Emergence of Theravada Buddhism

SOAS Emergence of Theravada Buddhism

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.

Mainland Southeast Asia underwent major civilizational transitions when the Hindu-Mahayana Buddhist Angkorian Empire met its end over the 13th-15th centuries and Theravada Buddhism emerged in its wake. While Angkor remained a reference for the new states that developed across the mainland, Theravada Buddhism structured the cultural, social and political forms which continue to define the region. Given the importance of these changes, astonishingly little is understood about how it actually happened, notably in the Angkorian heartland itself. By supporting interdisciplinary exchange on the Theravadin material heritage across the Southeast Asian region (including Sri Lanka) during this transitional period, the symposium aims to begin to redress this gap in our regional understandings.

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Public Lecture: Digging the Urban Landscape

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Readers in Singapore may be interested in this upcoming talk at the National Museum of Singapore.

Digging the Urban Landscape: Complexities of Interpreting and Presenting Archaeology in London and Singapore
Frank Meddens and Lim Chen Sian
Date and Time: 26 November 2014, 7pm
Venue: The Salon, National Museum of Singapore
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SOAS Alphawood Scholarships 2015/16


Applications are now open for the Alphawood Scholarships in Southeast Asian Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London for the 2015-16 academic year. This is a great opportunity for young Southeast Asian scholars interested in a postgraduate education for the advancement of Hindu and Buddhist art.

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The SOAS 2015/2016 Alphawood Scholarships
Deadline: 18 December 2014
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