Professor Jean-Pierre Mahé
Languages & civilisations of the Christian Near East (Armenian, Caucasian, Albanian, Coptic, Georgian); epigraphy. palaeography; Armenian history;
Professor John Healey
Aramaic inscriptions of the Roman-period Near East (especially Nabataen & Syriac); associated historical, religious & legal studies; early development of the Arabic script; Ugaritic, Hebrew & Syriac philology & literature
Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed FBA
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.