• Virginia H. Blain, Macquarie University
  • Elizabeth Bonner, University of Sydney
  • Ronald A. Carson, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Michael Cartwright, McGill University
  • Jane Chance, Rice University
  • Larry R. Churchill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Roger Collins, private scholar, Edinburgh
  • John S. Cumpsty, University of Cape Town
  • Graeme Davison, Monash University
  • Ellen Dissanayake, University of Peradeniya
  • Lord Archie Elliot, private scholar, Edinburgh
  • Richard Gaskin, University of Sussex
  • Virginia C. Gathercole, Florida International University
  • Maurice Goldsmith, Victoria University of Wellington
  • James Keenan, Weston School of Theology
  • Sir Ludovic Kennedy, writer and broadcaster
  • Catherine Kerrigan, University of Guelph
  • The Reverend William Klempa, Presbyterian College Montreal
  • Senator Masao Kunihiro, House of Councillors, Tokyo
  • Donald Livingston, Emory University
  • The Right Reverend Sir Paul Reeves, Former Governor General, New Zealand
  • Joachim Schwend, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
  • Sergei D. Serebriany, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow
  • Susan Baird Shatto, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Seiichi Suzuki, Hiroshima University
  • Sergey Trokhatchev, Institute of the History of Science and Technology, St Petersburg
  • David Yencken, University of Melbourne


  • HRH The Duke of Edinburgh receives the feasibility study for Scots at War and discusses ways forward with the Director. The project launches in November, and an Executive Committee is formed, including Lord Clyde and Christopher Smout.
  • The Edinburgh meeting of the global project Costing Values is held in April and May, titled Educational Values. Speakers include Senator Victoria Camps, Sir John Cassels, Sir William Kerr Fraser and Senator Masao Kunihiro. Further meetings are held in Valletta, Delhi and Victoria.
  • IASH and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland present Archibabble, a symposium on the nature of contemporary architecture and its criticism.
  • Professor Peter Jones delivers the Gifford Lectures at the University of Aberdeen as part of the university’s quincentenary. His lecture series is titled Science and Religion before and after Hume.

Roger Collins: “I enormously enjoyed my time at the Institute and greatly valued both the facilities that were put at my disposal through holding a Fellowship there, and even more the generous tradition of humane learning that it so actively fosters.”

Graeme Davison: “Central to the experience of Fellows of the Institute is the special opportunity it gives to work in a close and convivial way with a small number of other scholars, more striking, in my experience, for their diversity than their common disciplines or topics of enquiry. The Institute helps to keep alive a tradition, rather in the spirit of the Scottish Enlightenment, of undogmatic interdisciplinary enquiry and discussion.”

Joachim Schwend: “It is a very positive asset in one’s CV if you can claim a period as a research fellow in Edinburgh. The great prestige value of a Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities should not be underrated.”


Professor Virginia H. Blain, “Mourning or Necrophilia? ‘Poetical Remains’ and the Desire for the (Un)dead”

Dr Elizabeth Bonner, “When was the Scottish New Year? Problems in dating some 16th Century documents concerning Scotland”

Professor John S. Crumpsty, “Studying Religion from the Other End”

Professor Graeme Davison, “Australia: The First Postmodern Republic?”; “How Australia Learned to Tell the Time”

Professor Ellen Dissanayake, “Conceptualizing ‘Art’ in Human Evolution”

Dr Maurice Goldsmith, “Liberty in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”

The Rt. Rev. Sir Paul Reeves, “Indigenous Peoples and Identities”

Dr Sergey Trokhatchev, “The Beginnings of the Russian Public Health Service in the 18th Century”

Professor David Yencken, “Australia: The First Postmodern Republic”

The visit of the Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narasimha Rao, 1994
The visit of the Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narasimha Rao, 1994