The history of medicine and science in medieval Islam; medieval Arabic artefacts and treatises relating to ophthalmology, anatomy, cartography (celestial and terrestrial), and divinatory techniques
About this Fellow
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
- Emeritus Professor of African Language Literature, SOAS, University of London
The Mongol Empire & its relations with the Catholic West; the Crusades & the Latin East; & the eastern Islamic world in the Middle Ages.
The history and politics of modern China, with special attention to traditions of rebellion and revolution and their influence on contemporary patterns of protest and governance
Contemporary Chinese government and politics; Chinese health and social policy, poverty and inequality; comparative politics