2013 Accounts and 2014 AGM minutes and reports
2014 Schools’ Day Date Confirmed
The 2014 RSAA Schools' Day will take place at SOAS on Monday December 1st.
Sir Peter Holmes Memorial Award for travel in 2016
SPHMA scholarship award applications open for individuals 18-25. Details on the Awards page. Closing date: 16 November 2015.
Asian Art in London 2014
The annual Asian Art in London takes place from 30th October - 8th November 2014.
Selection of images from Asian Art event
Building Bridges Conference 2015
Asia Scotland Institute announces Building Bridges Conference for March 2015.
The Noble Sage Art Collection
South Asian Contemporary Art in London
LATEST NEWS FROM THE RSAA
Keep up to date with what’s happening at the RSAA, as well as with other interesting, Asia-focused events.
16 January 2017
An award established by The JPT Family Trust, supported by members of the RSAA
The Royal Society for Asian Affairs invites applications from individuals aged 21-30 for an award established by The JPT Family Trust, supported by long-standing members of the Society, who have a special interest in medical science and practice in challenging environments. The aim of the award is to encourage purposeful travel in Asia by medicalRead full story
22 March 2016
22 March - a selection of items linked to Asia.
NEXT RSAA LECTURES 7.00 pm, Wednesday 6 April – Venue: St. Peter’s Parish Church Hall, Eaton Square, London SW1 Helmet and a Hijab by Ms Lois Pryce, Author & Journalist In 2013 and 2014 Lois spent two months riding her motorcycle 3000 miles around Iran. The popular image of Iran here inRead full story
22 March 2016
A Photographic Exhibition by Adam Bradshaw at Arthur Probsthain Bookshop & Gallery, 41 Great Russell Street (opposite the British Museum)
The city of Kashgar lies on China’s far western frontier. Closer to Istanbul than Shanghai, it is both literally and metaphorically thousands of miles from China’s eastern seaboard. The majority of its inhabitants are from the Uyghur ethnic minority, a Muslim, Turkic people with their own language and a long history. Recent years have seenRead full story
25 November 2015
As we wait to see how a new Myanmar will emerge, Alex Bescoby will talk on this subject at Goldsmith's University on 2 December.
Alex Bescoby recently gave the Society the talk on this subject. If you missed it, he is giving the lecture at MRB Screen 1, Goldsmith’s University, London on 2nd December, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. For booking and details of how to get there email: email@example.comRead full story
14 October 2015
Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General of Antiquities and Museums for Syria is to give the human story from behind the headlines.
As you know only too well, the tragic loss of ancient heritage in Palmyra and throughout Syria is repeatedly making the headlines. In this exclusive talk, we welcome Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General of Museums and Antiquities for Syria, in his first visit to the UK, to talk about the story behind the headlines. With JamesRead full story
13 October 2015
The Royal Asiatic Society have acquired papers re Thomas Manning.
Read the article in the Guardian about Thomas Manning and his travels. http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/oct/13/thomas-manning-first-englishman-in-lhasa-intimate-letters-reveal-story-behind-unsung-explorerRead full story
7 October 2015
Friday Lectures, Michaelmas Term 2015. Starting 16 October, 5.00 pm refreshments, 5.30 prompt lecture starts. AIIT, 23 Brooklands Ave, Cambs
16 Oct: Christine van Ruymbeke (Cambs) Kashefi’s Anvar-e Sohayli: Rewriting Kalila wa-Dimna in Timurid Herat 06 Nov: Cameron Petrie (Cambs) Adaptation to variable environments, resilience to climate change; Land, Water and Settlement and the Indus Civilisation 20 Nov [Special Event for Friends of the Trust]: Almut Hintze (SOAS) Living scholarship: a journey into Indo-Iranian Studies 27Read full story
25 August 2015
Raising money for the recent Nepal earthquake victims. 30 August 2015
Bollywood Showdown, in its fourth year, returns with headlining act, Atif Aslam. The ‘Jeena Jeena’ and ‘Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main’ rockstar with be joined by the multi-award winning music sensation Ankit Tiwari and supported by Bolly Flex dancers. In addition to live musical performance and the glitz and glamour of Bollywood dance and entertainment,Read full story
29 July 2015
Yoshia Hiroshi: A Japanese Artist in India
Prints from the Collection of Avijit and Chobi Lahiri Gallery 29, Ashmolean Museum until 13 Sept 2015 In 1930, Japanese printmaker Yoshida Hiroshi (1876 – 1950) spend several months travelling in India and Southeast Asia. After his return to Japan, he produced a series of woodblock prints inspired by his travels. On Thursday 10 September,Read full story
29 July 2015
Dressing for the Great Game: the Robert Shaw Collection of Central Asian Garments
Sat 8 August, 2 – 5pm. Ashmolean, Oxford. With Dr Ruth Barnes, Senior Curator of Indo-Pacific Art, Yale University Museum. This talk examines the remarkable collection of Ikat coats and other garments from Central Asia collected by explorer Robert Shaw (Younghusband’s uncle) in 1868 – 69 on his travels from India to Yarkand and Kashgar.Read full story
The Great War in the Middle East: A Study in Strategy
Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 [Nearest Underground Stations Euston Square or Warren Street]
Lecture starts at 1.15pm and ends around 2.30pm. A sandwich lunch is available from 12.30pm and must be booked via the office by 2.30pm the day before.
Tickets: Free. Members and their guests only.Find out more > Show me all upcoming events