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What’s in a Name? On Afghanistan’s Fraught Persian Language Politics

By |2019-01-08T10:25:23+01:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: North India, Reading, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ronah Baha discusses the politics of the BBC's decision to name their BBC Afghanistan page 'BBC Dari', focusing on the rich diversity of Persian literary and civilisational linguistic histories.

Invitation to the Launch of the Arabic Language Collection at N4 Library

By |2018-11-19T16:47:58+01:00December 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It is a pleasure for us to present the list of the Arabic books available at N4 Library. The acquisition of the books stems from the will, shared by Islington Council and the members of the MULOSIGE research project at SOAS (University of London), to improve services provided, especially with regard to the variety of languages, cultures and literatures that coexist in London.

Vahni Capildeo: The Mother Tongue is an Evil Myth

By |2019-01-15T10:16:20+01:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Is there such thing as a single language? Capildeo's poetry emphasises linguistic multiplicity even in monoglot societies.

“Re-imagining the Maghreb beyond Mashreqi and colonial mediation: Morocco as a case study”

By |2018-08-21T17:36:26+01:00July 31st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Maghreb strand of MULOSIGE put together a panel for the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), held in Seville (Spain), 16-20 July. Entitled “Re-imagining the Maghreb beyond Mashreqi and colonial mediation: Morocco as a case study,” the panel explored new theoretical and methodological tools to grasp Morocco’s complex cultural, literary, and historical specificities as well as its connection to wider ‘significant geographies’ including Europe, the Islamic West, and the Arabic-speaking world.

Reading group with Javed Majeed (King’s College London)

By |2017-08-05T17:01:23+01:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Past events, Reading Group|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Javed Majeed joined us for an informative and enjoyable reading group where we discussed his work on the Linguistic Survey of India and its superintendent, George Grierson.