• Istvan Borzsak, University of Debrecen
  • James A. Casada, Winthrop College, South Carolina
  • Glynnis M. Cropp, Massey University
  • Peter E. Firchow, University of Minnesota
  • Nicholas Gendle, Worcester College Oxford
  • Arnór Hannibalsson, University of Iceland
  • Errol E. Harris, Northwestern University
  • Ian W.A. Jamieson, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Andrew Kennedy, University of Bergen
  • E.F.K. Koerner, University of Ottawa
  • Emily Lyle, University of Edinburgh
  • Alistair M. MacLeod, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Herwig G.T. Maehler, Egyptian Museum, Berlin
  • Martin Meisel, Columbia University


  • Eric Hobsbawm visits IASH to deliver a public lecture in honour of the retirement of Professor V.G. Kieran, a long-standing member of IASH’s advisory committee.
  • Other visiting speakers include Harriet Harvey Wood, Arieh Serper and J.J. Massaut.

Jim Casada, “I look back on my tenure as a fellow at the IASH in 1977 with enduring fondness. My recollections range widely… First and foremost are the charm and graciousness of Willie Beattie. He made me (and all fellows) feel welcome from the moment you first met him, and he was as genuine and genteel as it is humanly possible to be.”


Professor Istvan Borzsak, “The Concluding Odes of Horace’s Odes i-iii”

Professor James A. Casada, “Imperialism as a Factor in 19th Century British Exploration in Africa”

Dr Glynnis M. Cropp, “One of the Old French Translations of Boethius’ De Consolatione Philosophiae

Peter E. Firchow, “Our German Cousins: The Great War & Changes in the British Literary View of Germany”

Dr Nicholas Gendle, “The Early Cult of the Icon”

Dr Anor Hannibalsson, “Kotarbinski’s Reism”

Professor Errol E. Harris, “Frege and Hegel on Concept and Number”

Dr Ian W.A. Jamieson, “The Context of Henryson’s Poetry”

Dr Andrew Kennedy, “Natural, Mannered and Parodic Dialogue in Drama”

Professor E.F.K. Koerner, “The Concept of Structure and Linguistic Historiography”

Dr Emily Lyle, “Orpheus and Tristan: a possible 12th Century form of the tale of the recovery of an abducted woman”

Professor Alistair M. MacLeod, “Jobs, Justice and the Merit Principle”

Professor Herwig G.T. Mahler, “Virgil and Greek Schools”

Professor Martin Meisel, “David Wilkie and the Politics of Domestic Drama”

Airmail letters, 1977-1982
Nicholas Gendle, Peter Firchow, Aileen ?, Arnor Hannibalson, Evelyn Firchow, William Beattie, the Secretary and E.F.K. Koerner, 1977