Welcome to our Project Area!
You'll find below a list of projects.
Researchers at SOAS, University of London have recently been awarded three prestigious European Grants.
Almut Hintze, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism, has been awarded a Marie Slodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with a value of almost 200,000 EUR for her research project entitled: "Seals and sealing practices in Sasanian Iran: New evidence from Taxt-e Solayman." The project started on the 1st of August 2018.
Dr Fiona Adamson, Reader (Associate Professor) in International Relations, has also won a Marie Slodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships fo her project entitled 'Securitising Muslims in Cyber space: Social Media, Civil society and Marginalisation After Charlie Hebdo and the Islamic State'. The project is worth nearly 200,000 EUR and started on the 8th January 2018.
Julia Gallagher, Professor of African Politics, has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grants for her work looking into African Statehood through the lens of the architecture of African state buildings. The project is worth €1.8m and began on...
01/02/2015 - 31/01/2020
The five-year project 'Roads and the politics of thought: Ethnographic approaches to infrastructure development in South Asia' will provide the first ethnographic account of the culture of road builders, their knowledge practices, interrelations and motivations.
Dr Edward Simpson, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London has received a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant of almost €2 million for his research project on ethnographic approaches to infrastructure development in South Asia.
SpaceLab is the education component of the EU’s (Culture Strand) SharedSpace Project consisting of 11 EU partners (and beyond) involving workshops, student performances, installations, and international collaborations taking place 2013 – 2016 in several European countries.
Jessica Bowles (The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s M.A. Course Leader in Creative Producing) heads the SpaceLab component, working closely with Henny Dorr of the HKU Theatre Faculty Utrecht and PetrProkop of the DAMU, Prague with Serge von Arx of the Norwegian Theatre Academy, James McKernan of York University (CA), Shane Kelly of De Paul University (USA) and Guy Gutman of The School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem.
For 2015 this group of academics will be working with a team of student curators to plan and produce a programme of workshops and performances. The main goal of the project is to initiate the international experiential interaction and personal exchange between theatre and visual academies, and...
February 2010 - January 2014
Declining petroleum resources, increased demand for petroleum by emerging economies, and political and environmental concerns about fossil fuels are driving our society to search for new sources of liquid fuels and commodity chemicals. The only current sustainable source of organic carbon is plant biomass. The European Commission funded the SUPRABIO project to look at development of the integrated biorefinery, addressing the need to develop economically viable and energy-efficient processes through intensification, integration and full use of waste streams. The research was undertaken by a consortium of 16 partner organisations from 8 countries, coordinated by Brunel University.
The project has generated a range of commercial outcomes, from improved biomass pretreatment and enhanced processing of pyrolysis oil, to algal bioreactors and a novel cellulosic fibre already shown to improve the properties of composite materials. Nine developments have been rated at technology readiness level 7 or above. Four patents have already been filed, with...
01/12/2015 - 30/10/2020
Dr James Mallinson, the world’s leading scholar of pre-modern haṭha yoga and lecturer at SOAS, University of London, has received an European Research Council (ERC) grant worth €1.85m to lead a research project on the history of hatha yoga.
01/10/2016 - 01/09/2021
Professor Almut Hintze FBA, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism at SOAS University of London, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigator Grant of just under €2.5 million for a project on the Yasna, the core ritual of one of the most ancient and influential living religions, Zoroastrianism.
Professor Hua Zhao, together with Dr Jun Xia, Professor A. Cairns and Dr A. Pesiridis (Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering) has been awarded a major research grant to the value of £1.04million from the EPSRC to research and develop a novel internal combustion engines for future low carbon vehicles.
Youth Guides is concerned with digital place making in Europe and beyond. It brings together creative organisations from the UK, Lithuania, Spain, Latvia, Bangladesh and Brasil to engage through art with disenfranchised young people. Facilitated by artists, young project participants will learn to audio-visually document their neighbourhoods and by doing so acquire new skills in creative imagination, sound, imaging and digital media in workshops held in each partner location. They will construct interactive websites about their neighbourhoods that form part of a YouthGuides hub, and offer an alternative visitor information source. This visual sharing of each others’ places and ways of life will be complemented by a moderated blog that enables the young participants to talk about their interests and concerns, facilitated by translation, that helps them to cross boundaries in their thinking, value other experiences and perspectives, and that opens up future possibilities for creative exchange and civil engagement.