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Dr. Philip Constable

Senior Lecturer in History

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Livesey House, LH320

+44 (0) 1772 89 3843

pconstable@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: History

Dr Philip Constable is Senior Lecturer in History. He lectures on the history of modern Asia and the Asia-Pacific, with a research focus on the history of 19th and 20th-century South and South-east Asia.

His research interest focuses on Dalit history and society in 19th and 20th-century India. He is also involved in an inter-university research project on Buddhism and society in South-east Asia.

Philip is a member of Teaching Academy

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Dr Philip Constable lectures on the history of modern Asia and the Asia-Pacific. His research focuses on Dalit history and society in 19th and 20th-century India, with an emphasis on western India. He is also involved in an inter-university research project on Buddhism and society in South-east Asia with a focus on 19th and 20th-century Thailand.

He teaches a range of modules on the history and international relations of Asia, including Nations and Empires in Asia 1800-1947, Gandhi, Jinnah and the End of Empire in India 1857-1947, Cold War in Asia 1945-89, From Cold War to New Asia-Order, and India, Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1947.
 

Qualifications:

  • B.A. (Hons), M.A., Ph.D.

Research Activities and Projects

  • Dalit History, Culture and Society in 19th and 20th-century Western India.
  • Buddhism, Society and the State in 19th and 20th-century Thailand.

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Nations and Empires in Asia 1800-1947
  • Gandhi, Jinnah and the End of Empire in India 1857-1947
  • The Cold War in Asia 1945-89
  • From Cold War to New Asia-Pacific Order
  • India, Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1947.
  • MPhil/Ph.D supervision on South Asian history.

Publications

Selected publications:

  • ‘The Marginalization of a Dalit Martial Race in Late 19th and Early 20th-Century Western India’, Journal of Asian Studies, 60, 1, 2001.
  • ‘Alexander Robertson, Scottish Social Theology and Low-caste Hindu Reform in Early 20th-century Colonial India’, Scottish Historical Review, 94, 2, October, 2015.
  • 'Kashmir since 1947', in Gordon Martell (ed.) The Encyclopaedia of Diplomacy, Wiley Publications, 2018.
  • ‘Gifting, Exchange and Reciprocity in Thai Annual Reports: Towards a Buddhist Theory of Practice’, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 53, 2018.

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