• Thomas Ahnert, The British Academy (affiliated with LSE)
  • Iordan Avramov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Monika Baár, Collegium Budapest
  • Eve Taylor Bannet, University of Oklahoma
  • J. Edgar Bauer, private scholar, Heidelberg
  • Sarah Colvin, University of Edinburgh
  • Herman De Dijn, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Kàroly Grúber, Berzsenyi College
  • Arpad Hornyak, University of Pecs
  • Mircea Itu, Romanian Academy
  • Eva Kalivodova, Charles University Prague
  • Aaron Kelly, University of Edinburgh
  • Rebecca Knuth, University of Hawaii
  • Klaus Lenk, University of Oldenburg
  • Tania Lewis, Monash University
  • Douglas Maxwell, playwright
  • Maureen McLane, Harvard University
  • Robert Morrison, Acadia University Novia Scotia
  • David Philip Miller, University of New South Wales
  • Thomas Olshewsky, University of Kentucky
  • Brian Opie, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Andrey V. Pilgun, Russian Music Publishers
  • Richard Rodger, University of Leicester
  • Daniel Silverman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • David Sorensen, St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia
  • Karen Stears, University of Edinburgh
  • Nikola Theodossiev, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski
  • Daniel Traister, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nwola Uduku, University of Strathclyde
  • Charles Withers, College of St Paul & St Mary, Cheltenham
  • Alex Wright, University of Dundee
  • Chinna Rao Yagati, Jawaharlal Nehru University


  • Donald Ferguson is appointed as Secretary.
  • Scott Lash and Celia Lury present a seminar on The Global Culture Industry: The Media of Things.
  • Dr Emma Rothschild, Professor Daniel Howe and Professor Gordon Wood are speakers at the Atlantic Enlightenment Seminars.
  • IASH hosts a major conference on The New Information Order and the Future of the Archive. Bringing together librarians, curators, archivists, publishers, booksellers and academics, the conference seeks to address some of the central issues that arise from the rapidly forming new information order.
  • The Science of Man in Scotland is the inaugural meeting of a major Leverhulme research project that runs until 2006. The Institute assembles a “primary group” of experts from around the world: philosophers, historians, literary scholars, linguists, social scientists and historians of science, whose common point of interest is the Scottish Enlightenment.
  • The Atlantic Enlightenment Seminars conclude with the Atlantic Enlightenment Colloquium: Was There an Atlantic Enlightenment?
  • IASH hosts the AHRB/Getty Research Group discussion on The Material Renaissance: Costs and Consumption in Italy.
  • IASH presents a one-day workshop as part of the international conference on William James and the Varieties of Religious Experience.
  • IASH hosts the History Department Colloquium on The US Republican Party & American Society.

Andrey V. Pilgun: “I consider the IASH a unique and incomparable institution… with its high volume of international contacts, [it] is a perfect place to observe the historically changing and nationally diverse academic world.”

Douglas Maxwell: “The work I’ve done here includes the final draft of Melody (produced by the Traverse Theatre); a rough first draft of a new play called The Gypsy Grave; an adaptation of an American novel I’ve titled Mancub and the first act of a play called If Destroyed True (Paines Plough commission) which is the most directly inspired piece from my time here. It’s a lot of work, about double what I would normally achieve in the time frame.”


Dr J. Edgar Bauer, “The Nameless Love and the Infinite Sexualities: John Henry Mackay, Magnus Hirschfeld and the Origins of the Sexual Emancipation Movement”

Professor Klaus Lenk, “Electronic Government: A Comparative View”

Dr Tania Lewis, “Disaggregating the Network: Technology, culture and organisational complexity in the informational university”

Dr David Philip Miller, “Discovering Scientific Discovery: James Watt, Henry Cavendish and the Nineteenth-Century Water Controversy”

Professor Richard Rodger, “Trust in the City: Edinburgh Institutions in the 19th Century”

Dr Nikola Theodossiev, “Aspects of Art in Ancient Thrace: Architecture and Paintings of the Beehive Tombs”

Trees in Hope Park Square
Hope Park Square
The Coffee Lounge, Hope Park Square
Anemones bloom in Hope Park Square
Fellows' Lunch