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Professor Andrew S. Thompson

Professor of Modern History at the University of Exeter

Andrew S. Thompson is a Professor of Modern History at the University of Exeter. Having previously held a Chair in Imperial and Global History at the University of Leeds where he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and then Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research.

Prof. Thompson now sits on the Council of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, for which he works as an Executive Advisor, as well as chairs its Public Policy Advisory Group besides being a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the University of London's School of Advanced Studies.

At Exeter he has set up and Directs the Centre for Imperial & Global History, with over a dozen colleagues working across different aspects of the history of empire, global history and transnational history it is the largest Research Centre of its kind in the UK, with strong international links to Western Europe, Eastern Europe, India, China, South Africa and the United

He is currently leading the Arts and Humanities Research Council's multi-disciplinary strategic programme of research: Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of South Africa in Pretoria.