Interactions between Christians and Jews in the Middle Ages within the broad context of 12th and 13th-century theological and ecclesiastical developments; the place of Jews and Muslims in canon law
Syntactic theory; grammatical variation across and within languages; interactions between syntax and other areas of grammar, including morphology, semantics, and sociolinguistics; syntax in cognitive science
The history and politics of the Middle East with special reference to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, gender and state, religious transnational connections, Islamist movements.
Strategy (what firms and other organisations do, should do and why): business models as models and the implications for the digital economy; managing strategy change in the face of uncertainty; cognitive challenges of executives; knowledge management in the context of networked enterprise; governance of organisations
Early Judaism and the formation of early Christian thought and practice in the first century; the theology of Paul and the history of its reception
European Union law, especially the single market; Brexit and the UK-EU future relationship; employment law, especially equality law, and its European dimension
The economics of the natural environment, its natural capital and the services this provides for human wellbeing; incorporating the natural environment within decision making by government, business and society.
Historical sociology and modernity; social theory, epistemology, and the intersection of postcolonial and decolonial studies; the political economy of race and colonialism
Nationalism; far-right; rhetoric and thinking; psycho-analysis and repression; history of psychology; academic writing; psychology and humour; theory and examples in psychology; history of rock’n’roll
The study and application of forensic anthropology to criminal investigations, human identification and mass fatality events
The archaeology and ecology of early farming; comparative perspectives on recent farming systems; the social implications of agriculture, including for resilience and inequality
Early Modern English Literature; relationships with classical literature, theory and practice of literary imitation, textual editing, literary history, Wyatt, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson and Milton.
Value-led archaeological investigation of the European first millennium CE, especially in Britain and now Sicily, aimed at rediscovering and interpreting the changing experience and thinking of the people without history
Rhythm and tala in Indian music; entrainment, embodiment and interpersonal interaction in music performance; ethnography, history, psychology and computing in the analysis of music performance
Ancient Greek philosophy (especially Plato, Aristotle and Neoplatonism); philosophy of action
Economic policy and international economics, with focus on currency, financial and debt crises, European monetary union and open economy macroeconomics
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