Whenever I want to read good fiction, I always choose a history book.
I studied South Asian History, Indian Languages (Indology) and European History at Heidelberg University, where I also gained my MA and PhD degrees with dissertations on the early history of Myanmar (Burma). After teaching at Heidelberg University and holding research fellowships at Manchester and Singapore I joined MMU in 2006.
Dept. Ethics Coordinator (History)
Member of the Peer Review College (IHSSR)
Member of the Faculty International Group
Board Member, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Manchester
Member and Panel Chair of the Student Grants Commission, Academic Foundation of the Protestant Churches in Germany (Evang. Studienwerk Villigst)
Board Member, Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the UK
Y1 From the Medieval to the Modern (Option: Metropolis - The Making of the Modern City)
Y2 Introduction to Indian History
Y2 From Manchuria to Hiroshima: WW2 in Asia and the Pacific
Y3 British India, 1757-1947
Global History of the Middle Ages
Labour Party and the Decolonization of India (MA, cpld.)
Animals in the Burma Campaign (MA, cpld.)
British Aid and Indian Famines (MA, in prep.)
Edw. Akroyd and All Souls Church, Halifax (MA, in prep.)
The Telephone in Sri Lanka, 1890s - 1930s (PhD, cpld.)
History of South and Southeast Asia, Buddhist Studies, urban history, history of technology, historiography and theory of history writing.
TU. Frasch (2014). 978-2-503-54653-7. Food and History. 12(1), pp.137-153.
T. Frasch (2013). Buddhist councils in a time of transition: globalism, modernity and the preservation of textual traditions. CONTEMPORARY BUDDHISM. 14(1), pp.38-51.
T. Frasch (2012). Tracks in the city: Technology, mobility and society in colonial Rangoon and Singapore. Modern Asian Studies. 46(1), pp.97-118.
T. Frasch (2004). Urban growth in India AD 600-1200: A comment. Urban History. 31(1), pp.118-120.
TU. Frasch (2016). Buddhismus in Birma. In: Der Buddhismus II Theravada-Buddhismus und Tibetischer Buddhismus. Kohlhammer,
T. Frasch (2016). Buddhist councils in a time of transition: Globalism, modernity and the preservation of textual traditions. In: A Buddhist Crossroads: Pioneer Western Buddhists and Asian Networks 1860-1960. pp.37-50.
TU. Frasch (2015). Gebaut fuer eine Ewigkeit: Die buddhistische Architektur von Bagan. In: Im Schatten von Angkor Archäologie und Geschichte Südostasiens.
TU. Frasch, T. Wyke (2015). Housing the Workers: Re-Visiting Employer Villages in Mid-19th Century Europe. In: Regions, Industries and Heritage. Palgrave MacMillan,
T. Frasch (2013). The relic and the rule of righteousness: Reflections on U Nu’s Dhammavijaya. In: Buddhism, Modernity, and the State in Asia: Forms of Engagement. pp.115-138.
TU. Frasch (2011). Pelagic Passageways. R. Mukherjee. In: Pelagic Passageways.
TU. Frasch (2010). Buddha’s Tooth Relic: Contesting Rituals and the early State in Sri Lanka. A. Michaels. In: Grammars and Morphologies of Ritual Practices in Asia. Otto Harrassowitz,
Pyu - Mon - Burma: Soundings in the Ethno-Archaeology of Myanmar (Symposium "Myanmar: Current Debates on a Society in Transition", Lindenmuseum Stuttgart, March 2015)
The Missing Link: Theravada Buddhist Connections on the Southeast Asian Mainland, 12-13th Centuries(Symposion "The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives", London, SOAS, July 2015).
Pagan – An ‘Imperial Kingdom’ (Conf. “Empires in Global Perspective”, Vienna, Austrian Academy of Science, Nov. 2015)
Medieval temple economies and the “Buddhist Rate of Growth” – Lessons from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries (Hallsworth Conference “Road to Wealth”, University of Manchester, May 2017)
Some Putative Pyu Loan Words in Old Burmese (SOAS-ERC workshop “Asia beyond Boundaries”, London, Oct 2017)
"Staging Empire. New Perspectives on the 1911 Coronation durbar and Imperial Assemblage", Sept 2011 (in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London)
Peer reviews for the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Modern Asian Studies, Journal of Burma Studies, Journal of Asian Studies, History and Mobility as well as for CUP and NIAS Press.
Matched funding from German Historical Institute, London, for conference "Staging Empire" (2011)
ECAF (BA/ASEASUK) grant for research in the epigraphy of early Myanmar (2013)
Consultation/Advice to local and regional libraries on Burmese manuscripts, e. g. Trafford Library: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/expert-cracks-mystery-historic-manuscript-8610847
I have been invited to do peer reviews for the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Research Foundation of Flanders, and the German Research Council.
Dhau. Jahrbuch für Außereuropäische Geschichte
Internationales Asienforum/International Quarterly for Asian Studies
Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society
Burma Studies Group
Association of Southeast Asian Scholars in the UK