• Nicoletta Asciuto, Durham University
  • Erik Baark, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Myrthe Bartels, Leiden University
  • Patrick Bondy, Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University
  • Emily Brady, University of Edinburgh
  • Tineke Broer, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Dorothy Butchard, University of Edinburgh
  • Alex Campbell, University of Toronto
  • Pia Campeggiani, University of Bologna
  • Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas, Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University
  • Paul Melo e Castro, University of Leeds
  • Samuel Cohn, University of Glasgow
  • Malcolm Craig, University of Edinburgh
  • Tamás Demeter, Institute for Philosophical Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Yüksel Alper Ecevit, Bahçeşehir University
  • Nina Engelhardt, Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne
  • Nina Fischer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Annette Freyberg-Inan, University of Amsterdam
  • Hao Gao, University of Sussex
  • Derik Gladwin, University of British Columbia
  • Anne Marie Hagen, University of Edinburgh
  • Willem Halffmann, University of Nijmegen
  • Stacey Hunter, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Sandro Jung, Ghent University
  • Holly Lawford-Smith, University of Sheffield and Australian National University
  • Adam Linson, University of Oxford
  • Siobhan Magee, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Caroline McCracken-Flesher, University of Wyoming
  • Cheryl Mendelson, Barnard College, New York
  • Edward Mendelson, Columbia University
  • Massimiliano Ornaghi, University of Turin
  • David Purdie, University of Edinburgh
  • David Raynor, University of Ottawa
  • Susanne Schregel, University of Cologne
  • Pilar Somacarrera, University of Madrid
  • Shannon Spaulding, Oklahoma State University
  • Fabrizio Speziale, University Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Ezel Tabur, Çukurova University, Turkey
  • Jan-Peter Voß, Technische Universität, Berlin
  • Alessio Vaccari, Sapienza University, Rome
  • Aarti Wani, Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Pune
  • Harry Weeks, University of Edinburgh
  • Lucy Weir, University of Glasgow
  • Vivien Williams, University of Glasgow
  • Michael Wood, University of Edinburgh
  • Matteo Zaccarini, Birkbeck University of London
Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
Annette Freyberg-Inan


  • To welcome its 1000th Fellow (Professor Matthew Bampton), IASH celebrates with a Open Day and Reunion.
  • Professor Samuel Cohn is elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
  • IASH supports the fourth Fulbright Legacy Lecture, The Ukrainian Crisis: Reflections on Power in Today’s World, presented by Ambassador Jack Matlock.
  • IASH participates in Untold Edinburgh as part of the second Being Human Festival. The event involves an online curated collection of photographs, and a panel at the National Museum of Scotland, chaired by Allan Little.
  • In July, IASH partners with the Global Justice Academy for Remembering Srebrenica, a memorial event for the 20th anniversary of the single greatest atrocity committed on European soil since the Second World War.
  • On behalf of the College, IASH funds and coordinates six International & Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IIRGs). IIRGs are a significant investment towards expanding scholarly networks across national and disciplinary boundaries to foster innovative, impactful research. Groups include SKAPE-Net, the Human Business Initiative and Book History in the Post-Gutenberg World.

Jan-Peter Voß: “I had the opportunity to stay at IASH over the summer with funding from the Centre of Science, Knowledge and Policy at the University of Edinburgh (SKAPE). The main objective was to work on topics and tasks that had emerged from earlier interactions with Professors Christina Boswell, Steve Yearley, Richard Freeman and other colleagues in an international network that had been set up around SKAPE, including the preparation of a journal special issue. While being at IASH, however, I had the opportunity to learn much more than I had envisaged. The interdisciplinary work of international scholars around me let me learn about new issues and perspectives and indeed provided some very interesting inspirations for my own research and ongoing projects. Having the opportunity to escape the professional and private constrictions of daily life back at home for some time allowed concentrated thinking and writing as well as new contacts and inspiration. I highly appreciate the great conditions and atmosphere for productive and creative research at IASH, I enjoy looking back and hope that I will find an opportunity to come again.”

Dorothy Butchard: “I have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated my time at IASH; I’ve found the fellowship extremely productive in terms of developing my own research, and valued the vibrant intellectual environment and interdisciplinary ethos. I appreciated the informal and welcoming nature of the institute, which made it easy to connect with others and opened up new areas of discussion and debate. Facilities and support have been fantastic… and my time at IASH has been tremendously valuable. I’m certain I will look back at my research at IASH as a crucial turning-point in my academic career.”

Clare Duffy: “My time at IASH was extremely productive and memorable. A really special period when I rediscovered the process of writing a play at a desk, which just so happened to be exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. I really valued the cross-pollination process through the IASH structure of lunches and work-in-progress sharings. I felt that my place as a creative writer was of interest as well to the other fellows.”


Dr Nicoletta Asciutto, “Farewell, ‘Gas Stars’!: Lighting Technologies and the Literary Imagination”

Professor Erik Baark, “Knowledge and Innovation in China”

Dr Dorothy Butchard, “Contact, Control and “Absent Presence” in Transatlantic Literature”

Dr Alex Campbell, “Note-taking and the sermon in early modern Scotland”

Dr Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas, “Falling in Love Throughout Three Millennia: Cognition, Culture and Creativity in Greek Poetry”

Dr Paul Melo e Castro, “Clean Break, Tangled Lives: 16th December 1961 in two Goan short stories”

Dr Malcolm Craig, “Banning Panorama: The BBC, the Thatcher government, the Cold War, and secret intelligence on TV, 1980-81″

Dr Yüksel Alper Ecevit, “Understanding Suffrage Expansions”

Dr Nina Engelhardt, “Bodies in Flight in Early Modern Literature: Literary Texts between Science and Flights of Fancy”

Dr Tabur Ezel, “EU-Level Policy-Making on Migration and Development”

Dr Derek Gladwin, “Spatial Injustice in North Atlantic Environmental Humanities”

Dr Anne Marie Hagen, “Books, Guns and Badly-Adjusted Sights: Debating Eyesight and Children’s Book Design, 1900-1915”

Dr Stacey Hunter, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Gentrification: Crafting an Effective Agenda for Public Officials”

Professor Sandro Jung, “Scottish Book Illustration in the 1790s: The Morisons’ General Magazine.”

Dr Holly Lawford-Smith, “Offsetting White Privilege”

Dr Rebekah Lee, “Situating sexual health crises in African history: syphilis and HIV/AIDS”

Dr Adam Linson, “Unveiling the shared cognitive basis of improvisation in music and beyond”

Dr Caroline McCracken-Flesher, “No Place like Scotland? Scottish Homecoming and the Problem of Data”

Dr Massimiliano Ornaghi, “Who ‘Invented’ Tragedy? (A Fair Question to Ask?)”

Dr Jan-Peter Voß, “Mini-Publics – the Technoscientific Roll-Out of a New Democracy”

Dr Susanne Schregel, “‘The Intelligent and…the Rest’: Intelligence, Classification and (Un)doing Difference(s) in British Mensa (1946-1985)”

Dr Lucy Weir, “Pina Bausch’s Theatre of Cruelty”

Dr Vivien Williams, “From Caricature to the Sublime: the Bagpipe and Scotland in the late-18th century”

Dr Michael Wood, “‘Sad Trash’? Taking Another Look at Walter Scott’s Unpublished Translations of German Plays”

Dr Matteo Zaccarini, “A Tale of Lies, Violence and Ideals: (Ab)using Ancient Greek Democracy”

Dr Malcolm Craig
Jo Shaw's welcome, 2015
Cutting the cake to celebrate 1,000 IASH Fellows, IASH Open Day, January 2015
Fellows in the Seminar Room for the IASH Open Day, January 2015
IASH Open Day, January 2015
Dr Helen Stark, IASH Open Day, January 2015
IASH Open Day, January 2015
IASH Open Day, January 2015
Rebekah Lee
IASH Open Day, January 2015
IASH Open Day, January 2015
Jo Shaw and colleagues at the 2015 ECHIC Conference
Being Human Festival - Visions & Divisions Panel
Allan Little at the Being Human Festival
Dr Matthew Chrisman