Karl Hack

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Karl Hack is the Head of the School of History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology (HRSSC). He was previously Head of History and Chair of A326 Empire 1492-1975Other posts have included being Chair of the History Department's Research Strategy Group and Director of its Ferguson Research Centre for African and Asian Studies (2010-15). Prior to joining The Open University in 2006, Karl spent a happy decade at the Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore, working with schools, on heritage sites such as the Johore Battery, and reviewing the national history curriculum. In 2006 he was enticed away from the tropics by the chance to help produce The Open University's new module on Empires. He found this chance to make empire come alive for several hundred students a year irresistible, and moved to Oxford with his family and their Singapore rescue dog.