The Centre for Magic and Esotericism
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    Professor Emily Selove, Medieval Arabic Literature

    Professor Dionisius Agius FBA, Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture

    Professor Jonathan Barry (Emeritus), Early Modern History

    Professor Siam Bhayro, Semitic Languages and Jewish Studies

    Professor Nahyan Fancy, Islamic Studies, History of Medicine

    Professor William Gallois, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean History

    Professor Marion Gibson, Renaissance and Magical Literatures

    Professor Nick Groom (Honorary Professor), English, Medical Humanities

    Professor Timothy Insoll, African and Islamic Archaeology

    Professor Richard Noakes, History of Science

    Professor Daniel Ogden, Classics and Ancient History

    Professor Brian Rappert, Science and Technology, Sociology

    Professor Catherine Rider, Medieval History

    Professor Sajjad Rizvi, Islamic Intellectual History and Islamic Studies

    Dr Bryan Brown, Drama

    Dr Susannah Crockford, Environment Anthropology; Anthropology of Religion

    Dr James Downs, Middle East Collections Archivist

    Dr Jennifer Farrell, Medieval History

    Dr Felicity Gee, Modernism and World Cinema

    Dr Naomi Howell, English

    Dr Jonathan Hill, Theology and Religion

    Dr Tony Lidington, Drama

    Dr Anna Milon

    Dr Michael Noble, Islamic Occult Philosophy

    Dr Olya Petrakova-Brown, Drama

    Dr Kara Reilly, Drama

    Dr Laura Sangha, History of Religious Cultures of Early Modern England

    Dr Tabitha Stanmore, Post-doctoral research fellow, History and English Literature

    Dr Dorka Tamas

    PhD Students:

    Arghavan Moharrami:
    Thesis: The Winds of Zār: On Occult Oral Literature and Ritual Performance among Black Indigenous communities of the Persian Gulf

    Barbara Dunn:
    Thesis: ‘Astrology is higher and nobler than medicine and every physician must be an astrologer’: The Astrological Figure and the ‘Prognostical part of Physick’ c. 1580-1700

    Samuel Gillis Hogan:
    Thesis: “Familiar with Fairies: A Study of Extant Late Medieval and Early Modern Fairy Summoning Texts”

    Howard Gayton

    Lucy Hilliar

    Sarah Scaife:
    Research Project: Medicines of uncertainty: in a more-than-human world, how might polyvocal, practice-based performance methods reveal novel ways to articulate and attend to spells of illness?

    Charlotte Spence:
    Thesis: Conceptions of the Dead and Divine in Greek and Latin Curse Tablets