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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Current Research

Professor Mikael (Mickey) Adolphson
Social structures, ideologies, mentalitée, religious institutions, legal history, historical documents and international trade in Medieval Japan

Professor Amira K Bennison
The medieval Islamic West; 18th-19th century Muslim religio-political discourse and state structures especially in the Maghrib; Islamic cultural history

Dr Arthur D Dudney
History of early modern Persian literary education and lexicography beyond Iran especially in India

Professor Khaled Fahmy
Egyptian legal, medical & military history; Islamic responses to 19th century medical & legal developments; the 1967 Six Day War; contemporary Arab politics

Professor Geoffrey Khan
Semitic philological and linguistic studies, particularly of Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic. Also endangered dialects of Neo-Aramaic and the history of Judaeo-Arabic, including modern spoken varieties.

Professor Barak Kushner
Modern East Asian history - including Japan, Taiwan, and China - in particular the wartime, postwar imperial dissolution of the Japanese Empire, and the Cold War in East Asia, as well as history of war crimes, memory politics and the pursuit of justice.

Dr Andrew Marsham
Islamic History; Late Antiquity; Political Culture in Early Islam; Empire and State Formation; Arabic Historiography; Comparative and Transregional History

Dr Nathaniel Miller
Pre- and early Islamic Arabic poetry; Medieval Arabic poetry anthologies; Early Islamic history; The Qurʾān.

Dr Elizabeth Monier
History of the modern Arab nation state; historical and contemporary Arab political thought; contemporary culture and identity politics.

Professor James Montgomery
History of ideas in classical Islam; classical Arabic literature; literary translation.

Dr John Nilsson-Wright
Cold War relationship between the USA & NE Asia, particularly Japan & the two Koreas; contemporary regional security issues, foreign policy & domestic politics

Dr Brigitte Steger ブリギッテ・シテーガ
Japanese society, with emphasis on the cultural history and anthropology of daily life, including studies of sleep, gender, and the impact of the 2011 tsunami

Professor Roel Sterckx FBA
Classical and literary Chinese language and philology; cultural history of pre-imperial and early imperial China; text and manuscript studies

Dr Krisztina Szilágyi
Religious interfaces of the medieval Middle East

Professor Hans van de Ven FBA
History of the Chinese Communist Party before 1949; the history of warfare in modern China; Chinese globalization in the 1850-1950 period