• Thierry Balzacq, University of Namur
  • Guy Bennett-Hunter, University of Durham
  • Marianne Boruch, Purdue University
  • Charles Bradford Bow, University of Edinburgh
  • Bruce Buchan, Griffith University
  • Linda Andersson Burnett, University of Edinburgh
  • Pamela Carter, playwright
  • William Christie, University of Sydney
  • Sabyasachi Dasgupta, Visva Bharati University, Western Bengal
  • Laura Fernández-González, University of Edinburgh
  • Corey Gibson, University of Edinburgh
  • Martin Gill, Åbo Akademi University
  • Reiko Goto-Collins, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University
  • Rachel Joy Harkness, University of Aberdeen
  • Sándor Hites, Research Centre for Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford
  • Mark MacGowan, Florida International University
  • Mairi McFadyen, University of Edinburgh
  • Claire McKechnie, University of Edinburgh
  • Nasar Meer, University of Northumbria
  • Cheryl Mendelson, Barnard College, New York
  • Edward Mendelson, Columbia University
  • Benjamin Morris, OpenSpace Centre, Open University
  • Sandra Kaji O’Grady, University of Sydney
  • Alexandra Parvan, University of Pitesti
  • Paul Pickering, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, Australian National University
  • Annette Pierdziwol, University of Sydney
  • Prasannanshu, National Law University, Delhi
  • David Purdie, University of Edinburgh
  • Marilyn Reizbaum, Bowdoin College
  • Sigrid Rieuwerts, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
  • Rusty Roberson, University of Edinburgh
  • Marrku Roinila, University of Helsinki
  • T. Daniela Sechel, Central European University, Budapest
  • Bradon Smith, Open University
  • Linda Tym, University of Edinburgh
  • Pauline Von Bonsdorff, University of Jyväsklä
  • Mark Wallace, Danville Community College
  • Fiona Wilson, Sarah Lawrence College
  • Maciej Witek, University of Szczecin
  • Charles Withers, College of St Paul & St Mary, Cheltenham
Nasar Meer


  • The first International Women’s Day event, in association with Scottish PEN, is organised around the theme of Translated Identities. The speakers are Marilyn Booth, Marianne Boruch, Dilys Rose, Olga Taxidou and Kapka Kassabova.
  • IASH presents a public lecture in St Cecilia’s Hall by Professor Edward Mendelson: Auden and ‘the Flesh We Are’. The lecture is part of the celebrations of 250 years of English Literature at Edinburgh.
  • To celebrate the centenary of the birth of George Davie, IASH organises a one-day colloquium entitled The Democratic Intellect after Half a Century, with support from the Scots Philosophical Association.
  • IASH hosts the Bodies in Movement seminars.
  • Dr John Calder delivers a guest lecture titled Beckett and God with the support of the Institute.
  • IASH participates in the Festival of Politics with a discussion on Humanising the Workplace.
  • The Institute launches a five-year project on The Edge of Words to bring together discussion from departments in European Languages and Cultures, Celtic and Scottish Studies, and Film Studies and Translation Studies.
  • IASH co-organises and hosts events with Scotland’s Transatlantic Relations (STAR) and Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century (SWINC). These include lectures on The Ruse of the Novel; Modern Athenians: Francis Jeffrey’s Edinburgh Review in the Knowledge Economy of Early Scotland; Atlantic Rhetorics; and Warriors and Minstrels.
  • As part of the Institute’s Research Strand on The Humanities and the Environment, five seminars are organised under the title Humans, Animals, Environment.
  • In association with the Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies, and the Centre for the Novel, IASH hosts a one-day workshop on Elect Affinities: Robin Jenkins, Ethics, and Religion in the Scottish Novel.
  • Three Fellows (Dr Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, Dr Benjamin Morris and Dr Bradon Smith) organise a cross-disciplinary workshop on Atmospheres and Atmospherics.
  • IASH hosts the Centre for Theology and Public Issues for a conference on Occupy the Issues: Alternatives in Politics, Economics and the Media.
  • The Institute presents an afternoon workshop on Violence with papers from Dr Hugo Gorringe and Dr Tobias Kelly.
  • 2005/06 EIF Creative Fellow Stuart MacRae premieres his new opera Ghost Patrol (with a libretto by Louise Welsh) at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Markku Roinila: “In the cozy, peaceful and scholarly atmosphere of IASH my work went very well, I got a lot of things done and 2012 still feels like one of my most productive years in research.”


Professor Thierry Balzacq, “The Spirit of Precaution”

Dr Laura Fernández-González, “Kingship, Memory and Image making: the Royal Archive in Simancas Fortress (1570-1598)”

Dr Martin Gill, “Nativeness and authenticity: their Romantic legacies and transformations in contemporary sociolinguistics”

Professor Sandra Kaji O’Grady, “Atmospheres: A Seminar”

Dr Rusty Roberson, “Evangelism and Enlightenment in Eighteenth Century Edinburgh”

Susan Manning with John Calder
Fellows Lunch, 15 May 2012
Colloquium: "Atlantic World Rhetorics", 19 March 2012
Workshop: "Elect Affinities", 23 November 2012
International Women's Day symposium, 8 March 2012
Guest lecture by John Calder: "Beckett and God", 3 August 2012
Symposium: "Mental Health and the Disciplines", 17 February 2012
Scott Wilson seminar, Bodies in Movement seminar series, 25 May 2012
Stuart Elden seminar, Bodies in Movement seminar series, 2 July 2012
Book flyer: "The Democratic Intellect" by George Davie
Colloquium: "The Democratic Intellect after Half a Century", 21 May 2012