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Professor Christopher Shackle FBA

About this Fellow

Oriental and African Studies

Website: http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff31791.php

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages of South Asia, University of London

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in Urdu and Panjabi, Soas, University Of London, 1969 - 1979
  • Reader in Modern Languages of South Asia, Birkbeck College University of London, 1979 - 1985
  • Pro-Director for Academic Affairs, Soas, University Of London, 1997 - 2003
  • Professor of Modern Languages of South Asia, University of London, 1985 - 2008
  • Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages of South Asia, University of London, Soas, University Of London, 1985

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council | previously Member of Council 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2004

Publications

The Siriaki language of central Pakistan 1976

A Guru Nanak glossary 1981

Qasida poetry in Islamic Asia and Africa (2 vols), 1996

Other Africa, Asia and the Middle East Fellows

Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Islamic history 1050-1250, especially Iran and Syria; Muslim perspectives of the crusades, the scholar al-Ghazali and the caliphate.

Professor Graham Furniss

Oral and written literatures of Africa; orality, performance and genre in the popular cultures of West Africa with particular reference to Hausa-speaking regions of Nigeria and Niger

Professor John Mack

The anthropology and history of art and material culture, especially in equatorial Africa and the western Indian Ocean; comparative work on themes such as memory, miniaturisation, and the experience of the environment