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Director: Dr John Slight

The Ferguson Centre's main aim is to promote interdisciplinary research into empire and postcolonial conditions, with a particular focus on Africa and Asia - their nations, peoples, societies, cultures and global diasporas. We organise and host seminars, workshops and conferences, encourage postgraduate research and publications, and run individual and collaborative research projects and exchanges with colleagues in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. The Centre was established in 2002 and is named after the founding Dean of Arts at The Open University. Members have contributed to the writing of a range of current Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences modules including: A326 Empire 1492-1975, A215 Creative writing, A815 MA English, and A230 Reading and studying literature. Members have also contributed to previous courses on English Literature and Heritage studies.

Contact us

The Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
2nd Floor, Perry C Building
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK

Phone: 01908 653179

Email for general enquiries and to be added to the mailing list: FASS-ArtsHum-History@open.ac.uk

 Karl Hack

Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque), Arab Street, Singapore (2007). Photo: Karl Hack

Egyptian Prime Minister Abdel Nasser with Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the Bandung Conference, Indonesia, 1955

Egyptian Prime Minister Abdel Nasser with Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the Bandung Conference, Indonesia, 1955