Professor Tim Harper is currently the Head of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of the History of Southeast Asia and a Fellow of Magdalene College. His research explores how the history of localities and local political events are shaped by a global consciousness and transnational networks. As a Director of the Centre for History and Economics, and a Syndic of Cambridge University Press, he is keen for the Philomathia programme to innovate in the communication of research and to demonstrate the impact of the humanities and social sciences on society and the world.

Social Science Research for the 21st Century - Progress through Partnership