• Maxwell Cresswell, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Andrea Deciu-Ritivoi, University of Bucharest
  • Robert Bruce Douglas, Georgetown University
  • Tatiana Ershova, Rostov State University
  • Gàbor Forrai, University of Miskolc
  • Jean Garagnon, Université de Montpellier III
  • Carol Gibson-Wood, University of Victoria, British Columbia
  • Filip Grgić, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb
  • Eugene Heath, State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Tomas Hlobil, Charles University, Prague
  • Ferenc Hörcher, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba
  • Rachana Kamtekar, Williams College
  • Emory Kemp, West Virginia University
  • Catherine Kerrigan, University of Guelph
  • Susanne Kord, Georgetown University, Washington
  • Man-to Leung, University of Hong Kong
  • Ellen Mayock, Washington and Lee University
  • Jennifer McRobert, Acadia University, Nova Scotia
  • Dimitrina Merdjanova, Praxis Publishing House, Sofia
  • Mikhail Mikeshin, St Petersburg Institute for History of Science and Technology
  • Andrew Noble, University of Strathclyde
  • Glenda Norquay, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Marek Smolak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
  • Tadeusz Szubka, Catholic University of Lublin
  • Udo Thiel, Australian National University
  • R. Vasantha, Sri Krishnadevaraya University
  • Perry Willson, University of Edinburgh
  • Tamar Zewi, University of Haifa


  • Professor John Frow is appointed Director.
  • Two research themes are set in place for 2001: The New Information Order to examine social networks, information technologies and microbiology, and Scotland in Europe, Europe in Scotland in response to the devolution in Scotland.
  • The European Enlightenment Project comes to an end with seminars in February and April.

Sir David Smith: IASH is “the jewel in the crown” of the University.

Maria Magoska: “The atmosphere was fantastic and the administrative staff at the Institute were very helpful.”

Udo Thiel: “It was an invaluable experience to be able to communicate with scholars in other areas of the humanities – not only at formal meetings but also at the regular Tuesday lunches and in the evenings after work. Of all the places I have visited to do research on eighteenth-century matters, the Institute has been the most congenial.”


Dr Gàbor Forrai, “Locke, Mechanics and God”

Dr Eugene Heath, “The Eighteenth-Century Scots on the Unintended Emergence of Customs and Morals”

Professor Catherine Kerrigan, “Islands and Images in Stevenson’s The Ebb Tide

Dr Andrew Noble, “Robert Louis Stevenson: A Bohemian with a Conscience?”

Dr Glenda Norquay, “The Vagabonding Reader: Stevenson and Covenanting History”; “Mr Bangs, Mr Baxter and Robert Louis Stevenson: Literary Prosthetics and Transatlantic Publishing in the 1890s”

Dr Tadeusz Szubka, “Realism and Objectivity”

Professor R. Vasantha, “The Origin and Genesis of Chess”

Ideas grow in Hope Park Square
The Coffee Lounge, Hope Park Square
The IASH Library
Robert Burns