• Thomas Ahnert, University of Edinburgh
  • Gioia Angeletti, Universita degli Studi di Bolgona
  • Guyda Armstrong, University of Edinburgh
  • Allan Bäck, Kutztown University
  • Anna Bosch, University of Kentucky
  • Adam Budd, University of Toronto
  • David Carter, University of Queensland
  • Hong Chen, Central China Normal University
  • Andrea Deciu-Ritivoi, University of Bucharest
  • Ricca Edmondson, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Sébastien Fath, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Sorbonne, Paris
  • Derya Gurses-Tarbuck, Bahçeşehir University
  • David Harrower, playwright
  • Antony Hatzistavrou, University of Cyprus
  • Clare Jackson, University of Cambridge
  • Yu Jianxing, Zhejiang University
  • Veronika Kalmus, University of Tartu
  • Marian Kempny, Institute of Applied Social Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Chang Liu, Nankai University
  • Cheng Liu, Capital Normal University Beijing
  • David Lyon, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario
  • Sergei Mainer, University of Edinburgh
  • Gavin Miller, University of Edinburgh
  • Anders Mortensen, Lund University
  • Fredrik Nilsson, Lund University
  • Libora Oates-Inruchová, Pardubice University
  • Susan Oliver, University of Cambridge
  • David Onnekink, Utrecht University
  • Dobrinka Parusheva, Institute of Balkan Studies, Bulgaria Academy of Sciences
  • The Reverend István Pásztori-Kupán, Protestant Theological Institute, Cluj
  • Ewa Poplawska, Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Mark Poustie, Strathclyde University
  • Manas Ray, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
  • Awadhendra Sharan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi
  • Mariola Sułkowska-Janowska, Institute for Philosophy, University of Silesia
  • Tadeusz Szubka, Catholic University of Lublin
  • Béla Tomka, University of Szeged
  • Asha Varadharajan, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Karina Williamson, St Hilda’s College Oxford
  • Charles Withers, College of St Paul & St Mary, Cheltenham
  • Tomasz Zarycki, Institute for Social Studies, Warsaw University


  • The Institute holds a half-day workshop on Music and Copyright with speakers from Stirling, Bristol and Liverpool.
  • The Centre for the History of a Book organises a symposium at IASH for contributors to The History of the Book In Scotland, Volume III.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows Dr David Onnekink and Dr Donald Stewart organise a one-day conference on Williamite Scotland.
  • IASH sponsors Meeting South African Writers, a programme of events to celebrate 10 years of freedom in South Africa. Seven leading South African writers such as Wally Serote, Gcina Mhlophe and Achmat Dangor give talks, workshops and readings, including a session for creative writing students and another for primary-school children.
  • Professor Paschalis Kitromilidis from the University of Athens presents a lecture on The Enlightenment and the Greek Cultural Tradition.
  • Dr Peter Dayan organises a study day on Music and Literature, leading to a successful bid to host the International Association for Word and Music Studies in 2007.
  • Professor Bonnie McDougall organises a Privacy Project Seminar with Professor Liu Chang on Chinese Concepts of Privacy.
  • IASH and the Science of Man in Scotland project organise a one-day conference on Biography and the Enlightenment.

Ricca Edmondson: “It offers a setting directly intended to conduce to innovation and independence of mind.”

Marian Kempny: “As its principal, unsurmountable asset should be counted that the Institute opens its doors to a variety of intellectual interests and that everyone who is privileged to come there and work with the other scholars finds at the IASH stimulating conditions and perfect facilities to complete his/her research.”


Dr Gioia Angeletti, “Romantic British Playwrights: a re-assessment”; “Is there a tradition of Scottish Women Playwrights?”; “Mary Diana Dods: the paradigm of neglected authorship”

Dr Guyda Armstrong, “‘Accommodated to the Gust of the present Age’: The Changing Fortunes of Boccaccio’s Decameron in English Translation”

Dr Sébastien Fath, “From an inherited religion to a chosen religion: comparing French and Scottish Protestantism”

David Harrower, “Always the same, always different: creating a play for theatre”

Professor Cheng Liu, “Human Life Regulated by Christianity in Medieval West”; “Secularization of Modernity Society: A Comparative study focussing on British Modern History”

Dr Manas Ray, “On Memory and Locality: Writing the History of Post-Partition Calcutta”

IASH staff, December 2004
Study Day: "Music and Literature II", 20 November 2004
Study Day: "Music and Literature II", 20 November 2004
Invitation to dinner for the Blackwell Lecture by Dennis Walder, 11 October 2004
Symposium delegates: "Williamite Scotland and the United Provinces 1689-1702", 28 June 2004
Symposium: "Williamite Scotland and the United Provinces 1689-1702", 28 June 2004
Report on the "Williamite Scotland and the United Provinces 1689-1702" symposium of 28 June 2004
Symposium: "Williamite Scotland and the United Provinces 1689-1702", 28 June 2004