SEAS in review - 2020

in light of our usual annual newsletter, which it is not possible to print and distribute as normal this year, we have created this year in review collating all our activities and experiences from 2020.

LGBT+ Histories and Historians Report

Dr Mark Pendleton was part of a working group to explore the teaching of LGBT+ and queer histories, and to consider the experiences of LGBT+ historians. The working group has now published its report, together with a set of online resources.

View the Report

Join a panel event to explore recommendations of the RHS report 

Decolonising the curriculum: In Conversation

In September 2020 the Faculty of Arts and Humanities published a new online magazine 'Decolonising the Curriculum: In Conversation'. The magazine explores perspectives on decolonisation from across the Faculty.

Prof Kate Taylor-Jones article which explores toolkits to decolonise film and screen teaching and programming can be found on page 18

Read the magazine

UK Parliamentary Group North Korea discusses human rights and humnitarian challenges in 2020

In June 2020 Dr Sarah Son had the opportunity to present to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea (APPG NK) on current developments regarding the situation of human rights in North Korea.

Read Dr Son's report

Covid-19: Our research and experiences in 2020

Coronavirus in Japan: why is the infection rate relatively low?

Whilst covid-19 rapidly spreads across the world, Japan’s infection rate seems relatively low. Dr Hiro Watanabe discusses why that might be. 

Read the article

Dressing in kimono at home: Creative responses to physical distancing from kimono lovers

PhD student Carolin Becke discusses creative responses to physical distancing by the kimono lovers community in Japan. 

Read the Article

Gay Korea: homophobia sparked by Seoul coronavirus cluster driven by Protestant right

PhD Student Sini-Petriina Klasto explored the topic of homophobia in South Korea, sparked by recent outbreak of coronavirus.

Read the article

Building an online community throughout COVID-19 lockdowns

SEAS introduced a series of community engagement and social activities during reading week and Christmas break to help build a stronger sense of community amongst students and staff during 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns 

Read about our activities

Alumni in the spotlight

1 second every day: My Japan year abroad experience

SEAS Japan Year Abroad - 1 second every day

Alumni - Ruby McGrath

SEAS alumni - Ruby