- Richard Adelman, University of York
- The Honourable John Bannon, University of Adelaide
- Štefan Benuš, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra
- Katrin Berndt, Bremen University
- Tom Bristow, University of Melbourne
- William Christie, University of Sydney
- Sarah Day-O’Connell, Knox College
- Diana L. Eck, Harvard University
- Maria Filippakopoulou, private scholar, Scotland
- Krzysztof Fordoński, University of Warsaw
- Axel Gelfert, National University of Singapore
- Russell Goodman, University of New Mexico
- John Haldane, University of St Andrews
- Craig Hardiman, University of Waterloo
- Sylvia Hoffert, Texas A&M University
- Gemma John, University of St Andrews
- Bronach Kane, University of York
- Pawel Lukow, Warsaw University
- Leemon McHenry, California State University, Northridge
- Giorgio Melloni, State University of New York at New Paltz
- John Miller, University of Glasgow
- Arima Mishra, Delhi School of Economics
- Peta Mitchell, University of Queensland
- Eric Parisot, University of Melbourne
- Jochen Petzold, University of Freiburg
- Hanna Roisman, Colby College, Maine
- Joseph Roisman, Colby College, Maine
- Mirjam Schaub, Institut für Philosophie, Freie Universität Berlin
- Alexander Schmidt, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
- Lada Stevanović, Institute of Ethnography, Belgrade
- April Shelford, American University, Washington DC
- Tereza Stöckelová, Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences
- Jan Swearingen, Texas A&M University
- Rosemary Sweet, University of Leicester
- František Trstensky, Catholic University in Ruzomberok
- Petra Van Brabandt, University of Antwerp
- Claire Warden, University of Edinburgh
- Alex Watson, University of York
- Aishih Wehbe-Herrera, University of La Laguna
- Andrew Wells, University of Oxford
- Charles Withers, College of St Paul & St Mary, Cheltenham
- Yan Shaoxiang, Capital Normal University, Beijing
- Professor Pauline Phemister is appointed Deputy Director.
- As part of the University’s programme of events to mark the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth, IASH offers five seminars in the series Dialogues with Darwin: Darwin and Edinburgh, later published as Occasional Papers. In November, the Institute partners with the Royal Society of Edinburgh to organise a one-day conference on Darwin and Lincoln on Race and Society.
- IASH convenes the CHCI: Dialogues of Enlightenment conference in June. 140 delegates from around the world meet to discuss the conference theme. A plenary lecture is delivered by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka at the Scottish Parliament titled Enlightenment and the New Enthusiasms on 12 June.
- Rona Munro’s play The Last Witch premieres at the Edinburgh International Festival in August.
- Dr Maria Filippakopoulou organises a programme of events relating to the Institute’s Translations, Adaptations and Modalities theme; these include a session on practical translation entitled Alice in the Real World, a one-day conference on Romantic Translation 1780-1830 and support for the VARIE conference on Art Writing: Translations, Adaptations, Modalities.
- IASH hosts a one-day symposium and three half-day workshops on From Missioning to Militourism: Anglo-American Imperialism and the Pacific Imaginary.
- Speculative Lunches include a session on Oral Culture and the first meeting of the Humanities and Climate Change group.
- In memory of Professor Timothy Sprigge (1932-2007), his personal library is generously donated to IASH for the creation of the Sprigge Room. The collection is catalogued with financial support from the Scots Philosophical Club, and a reception to mark the official opening of the Sprigge Room is held during the Metaphysics of Consciousness conference held in Professor Sprigge’s honour in July.
Leemon McHenry, “As a three-time visiting fellow in 2009, 2013 and 2017, IASH provided the opportunity for me to do some of the most important and productive work of my philosophical career, meet other fellows from all over the world and enjoy the continuity of my connection with Edinburgh going back to my postgraduate days in the 1980s… IASH is a scholar’s sanctuary.”
WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINARS BY FELLOWS OF THE INSTITUTE:
Dr Tom Bristow, “Anthropocene: a Metaphor Substituting and Condensing ‘Guilt’ and ‘Hope'”
Dr Sarah Day-O’Connell, Translations on Record: Eight Decades of Joseph Haydn’s English Songs“
Dr Axel Gelfert, “Kant’s Maxims of Enlightenment and the Pathologies of Testimony”