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International Academic Conferences

International Academic Conferences

Criminal Justice and Accountability in Africa - National and regional developments

Criminal Justice and Accountability in Africa - National and regional developments

Description

Dates of the event: 26 and 27 October 2017

This conference seeks to bring together insights from across disciplines to engage with emerging trends in regional justice mechanisms in the quest to strengthen justice and accountability for international crimes. The aim is to provide a forum that shifts the discourse away from the devaluing of African initiatives and approaches, while also taking into account gaps and challenges that affect the development of regional criminal justice and accountability systems. The conference will look into the strengths and weaknesses of international criminal law as it has been applied and the potential of regional mechanisms and responses. Although the ICC is not the focus of the conference, consideration will be given to relevant issues that will shape and enhance discussions on regional and national accountability mechanisms. The emphasis is to discuss how regional systems can contribute to the international system and advance accountability and justice. The discussion will focus on regional initiatives and efforts to address criminal liability and end impunity, including reflecting on the trials, courts and mechanisms - both proposed and established at the national, sub-regional and regional levels.

While African systems are the main focus under discussion, the functioning and practices of other regional systems will also be discussed in order to reflect on how justice and accountability are promoted, and the emerging practices and lessons learned.

This conference is organised by Queen Mary University of London’s Criminal Justice Centre in collaboration with the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London.

Cost of ticket:

£20 Standard per day

£35 Standard per 2 days

£5 SOAS/QMUL students* per day

£10 SOAS/QMUL Alumni* per day

*Student will need to show valid ID on the day.

*Alumni to show alumni card.

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Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe

Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe

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11 November 2017

This is the third day of a three-day conference convened by the British Academy and SOAS. It is intended to generate the first comparative overview of the extent to which Neoplatonist philosophy has permeated poetic forms, styles, themes and figurative language as well as poetic theory in seven principal languages of the greater Mediterranean region, from late antiquity to the modern period.

Please note that days one and two of the conference will be held at the premises of the British Academy on 9 and 10 November 2017 and tickets for these need to purchased separately.

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Israeli Identities: Past, Present and Future

Israeli Identities: Past, Present and Future

Description

University of Wroclaw, Poland

10th-12th September 2017

Register for the Conference

  • Full delegate (non-member):  £60
  • Full delegate (EAIS member): £30
  • Student delegate (non-member):  £25 
  • Student delegate (EAIS member):  £10
  • EAIS member presenting a paper: Free admission 
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Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia

Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia

Description

Dates of the event:

Thurs 22 June 6.00 - 9.00pm

Fri 23 June 9.00am - 8.30pm

This symposium will explore the ways in which colonial and postcolonial film and photographic archives have been rearticulated within a range of Southeast Asian political and aesthetic contexts. How have artists and filmmakers sought to subvert existing power relations through the use of colonial images? To what extent have archival materials and technologies allowed for an investigation into the emancipatory potential of the lens? How have these techniques been utilised by diasporic populations?

The symposium will be accompanied by screenings of two feature-length films by Cambodian filmmakers and a series of short films by emerging filmmakers from Southeast Asia.

£12 conference and film screenings (includes tea/coffee and lunch)

£7 film screenings without conference 

£0 film screenings free to first 50 SOAS students (id required on day)

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SOAS Africa Conference - Imagining Africa’s Future: Language, Culture, Governance, Development

SOAS Africa Conference - Imagining Africa’s Future: Language, Culture, Governance, Development

Description

20 and 21 July 2017

Imagining Africa’s Future marks SOAS’ centenary, and in order to celebrate a century of African studies we look forward to examine future key trends, changes and debates that are likely to shape the African continent over the coming century, drawing from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives in a truly inter-disciplinary conference.

The conference will bring together academics and practitioners from different disciplines to discuss and analyse contemporary issues affecting the continent and its diaspora through ground breaking contributions in the form of academic papers, films and other audio visual media, performances, poetry and debates. The format will be interactive and diverse, with panel discussions and workshops, screenings performances and small discussion groups mixing not only different media but also different perspectives. We are therefore seeking contributions from academics activists, performers, artists, public speakers, journalists, researchers, NGO practitioners, civil servants and diplomats, among others. Contributions from academics in African institutions would be highly welcome.

Africa has changed rapidly over the last century, and the pace of change in the 21st century already promises huge transformations to African societies, economies and cultures. We want to seize the occasion of our centenary to explore and imagine not only what the impact of these transformations could be, but also how our research, policies, political action and visionary thought can shape Africa’s future.

Cost of ticket:

£25 Standard per day/£40 for 2 days

£5 SOAS students* per day

£10 SOAS Alumni* per day

*Student will need to show valid ID on the day.

*Alumni to show alumni card

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The 8th Asian Translation Tradition Conference at SOAS

The 8th Asian Translation Tradition Conference at SOAS

Description

5, 6, 7 July 2017

The 8th Asian Translation Tradition Conference at SOAS: Conflicting Ideologies and Cultural Mediation – Hearing, Interpreting, Translating Global Voices.

 

While discussing Conflicting Ideologies and Cultural Mediation at this conference, we also seek to promote development of translation theories based on Asian practices in order to contribute to the development of global Translation Studies. 

It has been a while since Translation Studies started to develop interest in translation beyond the West. This series on Asian Translation Tradition started at SOAS in 2004 as a workshop, which was followed by regular conferences. It has greatly contributed to raising awareness of different views on translation theory and practice, and to shaping non-Western Translation Studies. After more than a decade it is time to take stock, to ask what has been achieved and where yet-untapped opportunities lie.

Recently we have witnessed increasing ideological conflict among and within societies. ATT8 asks whether and how translation can help mediate between ideologies and contribute to constructive dialogue among cultures. Over two thousand languages are spoken in Asia, and its peoples have different value systems, beliefs and customs. Translation therefore plays a crucial role in letting people hear and understand each other’s voices and in making dialogue possible. At the same time, it is now well established that translators manipulate the ‘original’ (including utterances) and intervene in translations for their own reasons. These can include conscious and internalized agendas relating to gender, post-colonial, or other political issues.


Please note no refund will be issued for cancellation.

 

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Financial Culture and Financial Regulation Conference

£20.00

Description

Half day conference looking at the importance of institutional culture in financial services firms, and in particular at the effect of financial regulation on cultural changes in such firms.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/events/01jun2017-financial-culture-and-financial-regulation-conference.html

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