Governance update, 22 November
Sir David John KCMG
We regret to anounce the death of Sir David John KCMG, Chairman of the RSAA 2009-2016
Annual Sixth Form Students Event 6 November 2019
Details and programme on the Lectures and Events page/Schools Day
RSAA Archives Policy
On 9 September 2019 the RSAA Board adopted the Society's first formal Archives Policy.
The Festival of Norfolk and Punjab
The Festival of Norfolk & Punjab is a countywide celebration of the life and achievements of the Duleep Singh family
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Strategic and Economic Consequences – 7 January 2019
7 January 2019 - A conference of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and the Wilson Center at King's College 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.
6 June 2018
Michael Vatikiotis & Lionel Shriver discuss: Asia’s Rise and its Rejection of the West
We are so excited to invite you at Asia House for a fascinating event discussion regarding Southeast Asia, which takes places on Wednesday 13 June 2018. Southeast Asia at first glance is a region rich in culture and resources and has one of the world’s fastest growing economics. However, this is set against the backdropRead full story
16 May 2018
by Turan Gafarli (University College London)
Date: Thursday 17 May 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Yunus Emre Enstitüsü, 10 Maple Street, London,
FREE ADMISSION but registration required via EventBrite at http://bit.ly/battleofbaku2018 In 1918, the British-led local forces of Baku waged a defensive battle for control of the city, the oil-rich centre of Transcaucasia and hosting port of the Russian Empire’s Caucasian Naval Fleet. The British military mission, named ‘Dunsterforce’ after its eponymous commander Major-General L.C. Dunsterville,Read full story
23 January 2018
A selection of articles etc linked to Asia - 23 January 2018
RSAA Lectures Wednesday 24 January 1.15pm SCI, 14-15 Belgrave Square, London SW1 Mr Michael Stephens speaks on Prospects for Kurdish Independence in a changing Middle East Wednesday 7 February 2018 1.15pm SCI, 14-15 Belgrave Square, London SW1. Mr Jonathan Rider, former project manager for UNESCO at the Bamiyan World Heritage site and RSAA memberRead full story
28 November 2017
A never-before-seen archive exploring the role of traditional medicine
The exhibition tells the story of Paira Mall, a young Indian doctor who was tasked in 1911 with bringing back materials about the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine. Dating back 3,500 – 4,000 years, it is part of the Vedas, the divine texts of Hinduism and literally translates as ‘the science of life’. TheRead full story
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead 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