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Dr Philip Constable

Senior Lecturer in History
School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies
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Dr. Philip Constable lectures on 19th and 20th-century Asia with an emphasis on empire, nationalism and the Cold War in Asia. His research focuses on the modern history of South Asia and South-east Asia, particularly on the interaction between religion, politics and society in India and Thailand.

Dr. Philip Constable is Senior Lecturer in History with a research focus on South Asia and South-east Asia. He lectures on a range of undergraduate programmes on 19th and 20th-century Asia, especially on empire, nationalism and the Cold War in Asia. His research expertise is on South and South-east Asia with a particular emphasis on India and Thailand. He is Research Degrees Tutor in the School of Humanities, Languages and Global Studies.

Dr Philip Constable has previously taught and/or researched on the history of South Asia at a range of leading universities in Italy, India, USA and United Kingdom. At the University of Central Lancashire, he established and was Course Leader of the very successful B.A. (Hons) Modern World History programme.

  • B.A. (Hons) University of Cambridge
  • M.A. University of Michigan (USA)
  • PhD. University of London, SOAS
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
  • Research grants include national and international funding from the Tuckerman Foundation, INTACH, Leverhulme Trust, AHRC and British Academy for research on India and from the British Academy (Southeast Asia) for research on Thailand
  • Teaching awards include the School of Humanities and Social Science Teaching Excellence Award, University of Central Lancashire, 2011
  • Golden Rose Teaching Excellence Award, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
  • Dalit history and society in 19th and 20th-century India.
  • Buddhism, society and economy in 19th and 20th-century Thailand.
  • Fellow of the Higher Teaching Academy.