• Kim Ae-Ran, writer
  • Alba Alonso Alvarez, University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Stephanie Aulsebrook, Magdalene College Cambridge
  • Matthew Bampton, University of Southern Maine
  • Katie Barclay, University of Adelaide
  • Karen Beckwith, Case Western Reserve University
  • Diana Burton, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Piotr Bylica, University of Zielona Gora
  • Samuel Cohn, University of Glasgow
  • Alice Comi, University of Reading
  • André Corrêa, Sao Paulo Law School
  • James Delle, Kutztown University
  • Clare Duffy, playwright
  • Stephanie Dumke, Durham University
  • Alison Duncan, University of Edinburgh
  • Victor Ezigbo, Bethel University
  • Rachelle Gilmour, University of Sydney
  • Clarisse Godard Desmarest, University of Amiens
  • Evan Gottlieb, Oregon State University
  • Brecht De Groote, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Irene Hadiprayitno, University of Leiden
  • Erla Hulda Halldósdóttir, Centre for Research in the Humanities, University of Iceland
  • Elizabeth Hanson, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Pura Nieto Hernández, Brown University, Providence
  • Chisomo Kalinga, King’s College London
  • Jaako Kauko, Governance and Interaction in Education Research Unit (KUPOLI), University of Helsinki
  • David Konstan, New York University
  • Karin Kukkonen, University of Turku
  • Lila Matsumoto, University of London
  • Christian Maurer, University of Fribourg
  • Fionnuala O’Neill, University of Edinburgh
  • Nora Pleßke, University of Passau
  • David Purdie, University of Edinburgh
  • Milja Radovic, University of Edinburgh
  • Satyapriya Rout, University of Hyderabad
  • Cassie Smith-Christmas, Lews Castle College, University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Helen Stark, Newcastle University
  • Katie Stevenson, University of St Andrews
  • Natasha Simonova, University of Edinburgh
  • James Swindler, Illinois State University
  • Jeffrey Tatum, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Renée Tobe, University of East London
  • Paul Tonks, Yonsei University
  • Wilson Wang, English Literature and Scottish Studies Center, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
  • Lena Wånggren, University of Edinburgh
  • Lauren Ware, University of Edinburgh
  • Rebecca Zahn, University of Stirling
Helen Stark


  • Professor Jo Shaw is appointed Director. She is also awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Research in a formal ceremony at Holyrood Palace.
  • Professor Jolyon Mitchell is appointed Academic Director.
  • Anthea Taylor retires as Secretary after 24 years at IASH.
  • Dr Peta Freestone is appointed Institute Administrator.

  • IASH presents Boxes of Delight: Surrealism at 90, a workshop on ‘festivals in a box’ as a way of approaching memory loss, dementia and celebrating older life, as part of Luminate: Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival.
  • IASH hosts pop-up forums as a reflection on the discussion and debate after the Scottish Independence Referendum. These include Scotland’s Independence Debate and Fear and The ‘new Unionism’: constitutional settlements, economic drivers and ‘national’ identity.
  • In partnership with the British Council and Edinburgh City of Literature, the Institute hosts Korean writer Kim Ae-ran.
  • IASH joins the European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme, offering one senior and one junior fellowship under the scheme.
  • 2010/11 IASH-Traverse Fellow Linda McLean receives the world premiere of her play Every Five Minutes at the Magic Theatre, San Francisco.
  • IASH participates in the first Being Human Festival with Visualising Voices, a day of Scottish Documentary Institute films focused on the patient experience. Our second event, Spaces, Places, Texts and Genes, chaired by IASH Advisory Board member Allan Little, is a lively discussion demonstrating how four different academic disciplines could help us understand and come to terms with what unites and divides societies.
  • Speculative lunches cover Reparations for Slavery (Dr Nicola Firth), photography in research (Dr Tom Allbeson) and gender research at the University of Edinburgh (Dr Carole Jones).
  • The Institute hosts several interdisciplinary events for colleagues around the College including The “Edge of Words” Project; Creativity in Contemporary Latin American Culture; Belonging in Contemporary Chile; Computers and Minds; The Renaissance and Early Modern Discussion Group and Nineteenth-Century Studies Research Seminars.
  • IASH hosts a series of one-off events including: Landscapes of Hope: Towards the Imaginary Reconstitution of Society; Illness and Restitution; Translating Russian 20th-Century Poetry: Challenges, Rewards and Discoveries; The Bacchae; and At Home in Scotland: Stories of Place.
  • IASH co-sponsors events including Understanding Scottish Identity (with the Centre for Theology and Public Issues) and The Celtic Revival in Scotland, 1860-1930 (with Celtic and Scottish Studies). The third annual International Women’s Day event, titled Home and Belonging: Space and Place, Women Commonwealth Writers and Scotland and co-hosted with Scottish PEN, presents a range of authors including Chiew-Siah Tei and Meaghan Delahunt.
  • RSE Susan Manning Workshops include: “To Wonder is to Praise”: The Life and Writings of George Mackay Brown; Multi-sensory aesthetics and the environment; and (Dis-)owning the Sound: The Historical Development of Music Property and Authorship.


Dr Piotr Bylica, “The relation between contemporary science, traditional theism and naturalistic theism – from the perspective of a model of levels of analysis”

Dr Clare Duffy, “Arctic Oil: A Landscape Play”

Dr Pura Nieto Hernández, “Woman in the locker-room: the female in Pindar’s victory odes”

Dr Satyapriya Rout, “Between Local and Global: Environmentalism and Environmental Movements in India and UK”

Jo Shaw
Luminate Festival installation
Dr Michael Eades at the Luminate Festival
Jolyon Mitchell
Dr Peta Freestone
Clare Duffy and Chisomo Kalinga
Fellows enjoy a drink in the garden
Fellows in the garden of Hope Park Square
Fellows in the garden at Hope Park Square
Fellows in the garden at Hope Park Square
Fellows in the garden at Hope Park Square
Fellows in the garden at Hope Park Square
Poster for 'Belonging in Contemporary Chile', 31 October 2014
Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Newton, Kant and the Newtonianism of the Eighteenth Century, 19 May 2014
Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Newton, Kant and the Newtonianism of the Eighteenth Century, 19 May 2014
Reading group: Eighteenth-Century Monadologies, 2014
The Bacchae Project seminar, 7 May 2014
The Bacchae Project seminar, 7 May 2014
CHCI conference 2014
Symposium: "Human-business: defining the agenda", 4-5 June 2014
Landscapes of Hope symposium, 27 February 2014
Landscapes of Hope symposium, 27 February 2014
Landscapes of Hope symposium, 27 February 2014
RSE Susan Manning workshop: "The Life and Writings of George Mackay Brown", 25 April 2014
RSE Susan Manning workshop: "Multi-sensory aesthetics and the environment", 8 May 2014
Poster for film screening: "The Enigma of Frank Ryan", 29 May 2014
International Women's Day conference, 7 March 2014
Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Newton, Kant and the Newtonianism of the Eighteenth Century, 19 May 2014
Guest lecture by Jonathan Sheehan: "Suspicious Christianity", 26 March 2014
Guest lecture by Scott Mandelbrote: "The Old Testament and its ancient versions in manuscript and print, c.1480-c.1780", 24 April 2014
Guest lecture by James Harris: "Hume on the Idea of a Science of Politics", 27 May 2014