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Professor Megan Vaughan FBA

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About this Fellow

History, African Languages and Literature, Social History in Africa, Economic History in Africa, History of Medicine in Africa.

Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/people/professor-megan-vaughan

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of African History and Health, Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in History, University of Malawi, 1970
  • Smuts Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, 1970
  • Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History, University of Cambridge, 1970
  • Rhodes Lecturer and Professor of Commonwealth Studies, University of Oxford, 1970
  • Professor, Faculty Fellow and Rhodes University Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies, University of Oxford, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 1970
  • Lecturer in History, University of Malawi, Other Foreign Institutions, 1970
  • Professor of African History and Health, Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, 1970

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2009 - 2012

Publications

The story of an African famine 1987

Curing their ills: colonial power and African illness 1991

Cutting down trees: gender, nutrition and agricultural change in Northern Zambia 1995

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Professor Hans Van De Ven

The history of modern China from 1850, especially the history of warfare, globalisation, and revolution in China

Professor Peter Mandler

Modern British history, especially cultural, intellectual and social; the histories of the humanities and social sciences in comparative perspective

Dr John Darwin

The history of empires, expecially the British Empire in its global setting. The rise & decline of imperial port-cities, 1830s-1930s

Professor Jane Humphries

Eighteenth & nineteenth century economic history: industrialization; wellbeing; labour markets; women's work and family lives; child labour; anthropometrics