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Prof Timothy Insoll - personal details

Contact details

Role: Professor of African and Islamic Archaeology

Tel: 0161 275-3314

Location: Mansfield Cooper Building-3.18
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Timothy Insoll is Professor of African and Islamic Archaeology at the University of Manchester. He joined the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in 1999, was made Senior Lecturer and then Reader in 2004, and awarded a personal Chair in 2005. Previously, (1992-1998) he was a PhD student and then a Research Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge, and an Undergraduate (1989-1992) at the University of Sheffield. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Asiatic Society. He has completed extensive archaeological fieldwork in Ghana, Mali, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Western India, and Bahrain (see