• Thomas Ahnert, University of Edinburgh
  • Kathleen Bacon, Jesus College Cambridge
  • Mátyás Bódig, University of Miskolc, and the Institute for Legal Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Dietmar Böhnke, Institut für Anglistik, Universität Leipzig
  • Pollie Bromilow, University of Liverpool
  • Sophie-Grace Chappell, University of Dundee
  • Margaret Dikovitskaya, John W. Kluge Centre, Library of Congress
  • George Elvin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Juliet Gardiner, Oxford Brookes University
  • Antony Hatzistavrou, University of Cyprus
  • Shannon Hunter Hurtado, University of Edinburgh
  • Martin Ivanov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Elspeth Jajdelska, University of Strathclyde
  • Jared Jakubowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
  • Piotr Juszkiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
  • Yuka Kadoi, University of Edinburgh
  • Jim Kelly, University of Edinburgh
  • Marian Kempny, Institute of Applied Social Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Ábrahám Kovács, Pápa Theological Seminary; Reformed University of Debrecen
  • Stephen Latham, Quinnipiac University School of Law; Yale School of Management
  • Ann Elizabeth Lawson-Lucas, University of Hull
  • Nathaniel Levtow, Brown University
  • Christina Lupton, University of British Columbia
  • Stuart MacRae, composer
  • Catherine Marsters, Gannon University
  • Elizabeth Meehan, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Richard Menke, University of Georgia
  • Miklos Mezösi, Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest
  • Carlo Natali, Universita Ca Foscari di Venezia
  • Adriana Neagu, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
  • Kathryn Nicol, University of Edinburgh
  • Sam Pickering, University of Connecticut
  • Anna G. Piotrowska, Jagiellonian University Krakow
  • Bálint Radō, University of Pécs
  • Celeste Ray, Sewanee: the University of the South
  • Daniel Szechi, Auburn University
  • Sebhatleab Tewolde, University of Asmara
  • Carrie Urbanic, Lincoln Center Festival, New York
  • Cristina Viano, CNRS, Sorbonne, Paris
  • Karina Williamson, St Hilda’s College Oxford
  • Constantin Yanakiev, University of Sofia
  • Kam-Por Yu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


  • Professor Susan Manning is appointed Director of the Institute. She brings together four research themes for the coming years: Institutions and Oppositions of Enlightenment; The Humanities in the 21st Century University; Life-Writing, Testimony and Self-Construction; and Diasporas, Migrations and Identities.
  • David Harrower’s play Blackbird premieres at the Edinburgh International Festival, to critical acclaim. The production is directed by Peter Stain, and stars Jodhi May and Roger Allam.
  • The first Speculative Lunch is held in December, on the theme of Nature. These ‘blue skies’ events take place in the IASH meeting room, and are open to all members of staff in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Each meeting is free to structure discussion as it wishes; no outcomes are inferred or required.
  • Professor Manning attends the Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) in Utrecht, which addresses the theme of Open to the Public? The Expanding Culture of the Humanities. She is elected to the CHCI Board.
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation doubles its Fellowship funding for scholars from Eastern Europe. In June, IASH hosts a reception in Budapest for former Mellon Fellows.
  • The Postdoctoral Suite at Hope Park Square is refurbished, offering desks for six early-career Fellows at a time.
  • IASH events include a seminar by Professor David Kettler in association with the Science of Man in Scotland project, two one-day workshops in connection with the Material Cultures conference, and workshops at the Edinburgh International Festival by Carrie Urbanic, Stuart MacRae and Simon Armitage.

Daniel Szechi: “My own experience at the IASH was very positive. Professor Jones and the staff were kind and helpful, the IASH is marvellously well-located and the resources available in Edinburgh are superb. From a general perspective, the IASH is well run, in the right place, at the right time.”


Dr Dietmar Böhnke, “Representing Regional Identities in Europe – The Cases of Scotland and Saxony”

Dr Shannon Hunter Hurtado, “”Catching up the Thread: The Construction of Acceptably Transgressive Lives by Four Women Sculptors”

Dr Catherine Marsters, “Travelling at the Direction of Others: Mungo Park’s Travels in the 19th Century”

Ms Carrie Urbanic, “Making the Arts Personal: Educational Programming within the Edinburgh International Festival”

Susan Manning
Anthea Taylor, 2005
Donald Ferguson
Roger Allam and Jodhi May in David Harrower's "Blackbird"
Article in The Scotsman about David Harrower's play 'Blackbird'
Sam Pickering
Fellows with the Director
Susan Manning in the Coffee Lounge
Fellows in the Map Room
Juliet Gardiner in 2005
Pawel Hanczewski & Anthea Taylor in 2005
Carlo Natali, 2005
Cristina and Carlo Natali at the Botanics, 2005
Cristina Natali and a Highland Coo, 2005
Cristina Natali, 2005
Fellows in the Coffee Lounge
Fellows in the Coffee Lounge
Anthea Taylor
Thomas Ahnert
Symposium: "Medicine and Poetry in Edinburgh", 7 May 2005
Symposium: "Medicine and Poetry in Edinburgh", 7 May 2005
Colloquium: "Testimonies of Violence", 25 April 2005
Colloquium: "Testimonies of Violence", 25 April 2005
Colloquium: "Testimonies of Violence", 25 April 2005