• John Cairns, University of Edinburgh
  • Keith Campbell, University of Sydney
  • Harvey Chisick, University of Haifa
  • Anna Clark, Kingston University
  • László Csorba, Eötvös Lorand University
  • Francisco Delich, Cordoba University
  • Lord Archie Elliot, private scholar, Edinburgh
  • Hamish Fraser, University of Strathclyde
  • Anita Guerrini, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Dagmar Hájková, Institute of T.G. Masaryk, Prague
  • Debra Higgs Strickland, University of Oklahoma
  • Marian Hobson, Queen Mary and Westfield College London
  • Kenneth R. Johnston, Indiana University
  • Imola Küllös, Eötvös Lorand University
  • John W. Kuykendall, Davidson College, North Carolina
  • Maria Magoska, Institute of Legal Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • David Mullan, University College of Cape Breton
  • Judit Molnar, Kossuth University
  • Joel Montague, private scholar, USA
  • Robert Morrison, Acadia University Nova Scotia
  • Karen O’Brien, University of Wales Cardiff
  • Thomas Olshewsky, University of Kentucky
  • Peter Platt, Barnard College New York
  • James Porter, University of Aberdeen
  • Jane Rendall, University of York
  • Glynis Ridley, University of Huddersfield
  • The Right Honourable Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP
  • Trevor Royle, private scholar, Edinburgh
  • Sir Kenneth Scott, private scholar, Edinburgh
  • Paul Wood, University of Victoria
  • John P. Wright, University of Windsor


  • Dr Cairns Craig is appointed Deputy Director, and directs the Centre for the History of Ideas in Scotland.
  • As well as seminars for Scots at War and The European Enlightenment, in August IASH hosts an international conference on Medicine, Science and Enlightenment 1680-1789 with the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
  • The Institute hosts a major seminar on The Media and Their Effects on Decision-Making in March.
  • In association with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, IASH organises a series of Commonwealth Lectures by Richard Sezibera MP, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Sir Ninian Stephen and others.
  • Two major seminars follow, including contributions from Sir Ludovic Kennedy, Wojciech Kowalski and Sir Phillip Dowson.
  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind delivers the Mountbatten Lecture, titled The future is not what it used to be.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: “I am a great admirer of the work done by Peter Jones and by his colleagues. I have seen the quality of the contributions that have been made through the Institute and the way in which it provides an atmosphere for both research and discussion not only for its members but for the University and a wider academic audience.”

Francisco Delich: “Since the Institute has widespread academic prestige, it can play a pivotal role as an institutional bridge between America and Scotland.”

Kenneth R. Johnston, “My IASH experience could not have been better–except, perhaps, if the offices had been a little warmer, but you can discount as the usual complaint of us spoiled Americans, who have not learned the intellectual virtues of always being slightly cold (!)… The fact that it is an Institute ‘in the Humanities’ but with a window wide open to the social sciences, gives it a very strong if not unique profile among similar institutions.”

Trevor Royle: “My time in Hope Park Square came as a lifeline.”

John Cairns: “I found my association with the Institute of incalculable benefit to my research. The physical position of the Institute, away from other Faculties in a quiet area, with its pleasant collegiate feel, greatly assists it as a place of scholarship… The rambling buildings actually work very effectively to create a great sense of peace, as one becomes unaware of others.”

Keith Campbell: “It provided for me, as for many who have been able to enjoy what it can provide, an ideal place to pursue research unhindered, uninterrupted and unharassed. Places where research in the humanities can be pursued under such ideal conditions are already rare, are becoming rarer, and are to be preserved and sustained by every possible means.”


Professor Keith Campbell, “The Making of a Canon: the example of the French Middle Ages”

Professor Hamish Fraser, “Radicalism after Chartism”

Dr Diana Henderson, “Langemark 1914 – A Battle Study”

Dr Debra Higgs Strickland, “”Dogheads, Cannibals and Three Headed Trinities: the idea of monstrosity in Medieval Art and Thought”

Professor Wojciech Kowalski, “Repatriation of Cultural Property under the Cession of Territory or Dissolution of Multi-national States”

Dr Sally Mapstone, “Books, Advice, and Politics in Late Medieval Scotland”

Dr Peter Platt, “‘The Mervailouse Site’: Shakespeare, Venice and Paradoxical Stages”

Professor James Porter, “Whither Ethnology? Its Evolution in a Context of Interdisciplinarity”

The Right Honourable Malcolm Rifkind MP, “The ‘Costs’ of International Peace-Keeping”

Mr Trevor Royle, “The Best of Enemies: The US and Mid-Victorian Britain”

Article in the University Bulletin, 17 March 1998
National Museum of Scotland leaflet, 1998
National Museum of Scotland leaflet, 1998
National Museum of Scotland leaflet, 1998
National Museum of Scotland leaflet, 1998
National Museum of Scotland leaflet, 1998