• María Alonso Alonso, Universidade de Vigo
  • Guy Axtell, Radford University
  • Robert Barsky, Vanderbilt University
  • Frank Baumgartner, University of North Carolina
  • Desmond Bell, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Maud Berthomier, Ater Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris
  • Mirko Canevaro, University of Edinburgh
  • Michael Carroll, private scholar, England
  • Soraya de Chadarevian, UCLA
  • Samuel Cohn, University of Glasgow
  • Adriana Craciun, University of California, Riverside
  • Stefano Dall’aglio, University of Leeds
  • Sarah Daw, Exeter University
  • Annick Ettlin, University of Geneva
  • Steven Fesmire, Green Mountain College
  • Ellen Filor, University College London
  • Ben Fletcher-Watson, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Andrea Gamberini, University of Milan
  • Alison Garden, University College Dublin
  • Philippe Le Guern, Université de Nantes
  • Graham Hubbs, University of Idaho
  • Maximilian Jaede, University of St Andrews
  • Richard Wyn Jones, Cardiff University
  • Stefanie Kurt, University of Neuchâtel
  • Marja Lahelma, University of Helsinki
  • Rebekah Lee, Goldsmiths College
  • Katrine Lindvig, University of Copenhagen
  • Dolly Mackinnon, University of Queensland
  • Nimah Mazaheri, Tufts University
  • Gavin Melles, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Christopher Mole, University of British Columbia
  • Benjamin Nichols, King’s College London
  • Glenda Norquay, Liverpool John Moores University
  • David Parkinson, University of Saskatchewan
  • Susan Penderson, Columbia University
  • Benjamin Pickford, University of Nottingham
  • David Purdie, University of Edinburgh
  • Harshana Rambukwella, Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Avishek Ray, National Institute of Technology
  • Erle Rikmann, University of Helsinki
  • Rita Risser, United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi
  • Cannon Schmitt, University of Toronto
  • Papia Sengupta, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi
  • Juliet Shields, University of Washington
  • Peter Stabel, University of Antwerp
  • Kevin Toh, San Franciso University
  • Luc Turgeon, University of Ottawa
  • Martine Veldhuizen, Utrecht University
  • Felix Waldmann, University of Cambridge
  • Samantha Walton, University of Edinburgh
  • Lee Whittington, University of Edinburgh
  • Antje Wiener, University of Hamburg
  • Thomas Williams, University of South Florida
  • Christian Ydesen, University of Aalborg


  • The Dangerous Women Project is established by Dr Peta Freestone and Professor Jo Shaw. From International Women’s Day 2016 to International Women’s Day 2017, women from around the world respond daily to the question, ‘what does it mean to be a dangerous woman?’ Nadine Aisha and Chitra Ramaswamy are among the speakers at Keeping The Door Open: the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Dangerous Women at Book Week Scotland in November.
  • IASH sponsors a major event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, bringing together the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and the Makar Jackie Kay for A Dialogue in Poems.
  • IASH supports the fifth annual Fulbright Legacy Lecture – The Crisis of Universal Values and the Return of the Sovereign, presented by Professor Michael Ignatieff.
  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh continues to support workshops in memory of Susan Manning, including Scottish Identity through Material Culture, Minds and Brains in Everyday Life: Embedding and Negotiating Scientific Concepts in Popular Disclosures, Anglo-German Encounters with Drama and Poetry, 1760-1835 and Mediating Children’s Reading.
  • In May, four weeks before the EU referendum, IASH co-sponsors a Pop-Up Forum with the Edinburgh Europa Institute titled The UK’s EU Referendum: Identity, Community and Place. It explores the historical, cultural and political contexts of the referendum, rather than rehearsing arguments for or against membership. In August, a second Pop-Up Forum titled Brexit and You explores the next steps for the UK and its citizens, supported by the Beltane Network.
The Dangerous Women Project

Gavin Melles: “For me, IASH and Edinburgh in general is still a high point in my career – it was a chance to be part of a rich culture of postdocs and other fellows and a great base to enjoy Edinburgh and Scotland.”

Juliet Shields: “One of the greatest benefits of my stay at IASH was the connections it allowed me to make with scholars in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland. Because IASH is known and respected, an affiliation there serves as a kind of letter of introduction. During my time there, I met faculty and postgraduate students working on nineteenth-century Scottish literature at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow Strathclyde, Dundee, and Stirling. Scottish literature is a very small field of study in the United States, so I probably quadrupled my acquaintance with scholars working in this area while at IASH. The relationships I established during my time in Edinburgh will endure well beyond the term of my fellowship. Another lasting benefit of my time at IASH is the renewed energy with which I am returning to my home university. It’s so rare to have an extended period of time in which to read, write, and think, and so easy to get consumed by administrative and teaching duties. My fellowship time at IASH reinvigorated my sense of enthusiasm not only about my research, but about my career more generally.”

Benjamin Pickford: “Before I began the fellowship, I hoped IASH would be a collegiate environment, a place to develop my work through discussion and through reflection on the work of other fellows, and to build my professional network. It has excelled my expectations on all of those fronts—I’ve had a wonderful year, and will head to my new role in Switzerland with very fond memories of my time in Edinburgh.”


Dr María Alonso Alonso, “Tales of Insurgency and Resistance: Latin American Arts Strike Back Against Femicide”

Dr Guy Axtell, “The Problem of Religious luck”

Professor Frank Baumgartner, “A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty”

Professor Adriana Craciun, “Artic Enlightenments”

Professor Sam Cohn, “Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS”

Dr Stefano Dall’aglio, “Sermons between Orality and Writing in Early Modern Italy”

Dr Anna Ettlin, “The Re-Enchantment of Modern Poetry (France, 1873-1992)”

Dr Steven Fesmire, “John Dewey on the Good, Duty and Virtue as Conflicting Variables in Moral Action”

Professor Andrea Gamberini, “Population and urban space in a late medieval Italian city: the case of Reggio Emilia”

Dr Graham Hubbs, “On the Question ‘What is Money?'”

Dr Stefanie Kurt, “Gateway to Citizenship – The 2014 Reform of the Swiss Citizenship Act and its Impact”

Dr Marja Lehelma, “Decadence and the North: Symbolist art in the Nordic Countries”

Dr Katrine Lindvig, “‘Othering’ Interdisciplinarity in Research and Education”

Dr Dolly MacKinnon, “Emotional Landscapes: Convenanters, Trauma, and Memory 1679-1714”

Dr Nimah Mazaheri, “The Specialization Curse: The Effect of Economic Specialization on Public Goods.”

Dr Gavin Melles, “”Sustainability and Development in UK MSc level programs: Case Study of Faculty Views, Student Perspectives and Curriculum Approaches to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)”

Dr Christopher Mole, “The Explanation of Intelligence”

Dr Benjamin Nichols, “Quality Control: Literary Aesthetics and Lesbian & Gay Liberation”

Dr David Parkinson, “What being at IASH has taught me so far about Older Scots Literature”

Professor Susan Pedersen, “Women at the Secretariat of the League of Nations”

Dr Harshana Rambukwella, “Authenticating Self and Nation: S.W.R.D Bandaranaike’s Quest for Indigeneity”

Dr Avishek Ray, “Literalizing Tourism: On the Aestheticizing Gaze”

Dr Erle Rikmann, “Transnational civic activity online and offline: young Russian-speakers in Finland and Estonia”

Dr Rita Risser, “Civility, Art and Emancipation on the Arab Peninsula”

Dr Papia Sengupta, “Violence and Ethnic Conflict in Northeast India: Need for Effective Multilevel Federal Governance – A study of Bodoland”; “Language in Historiography: A Political Question?”

Dr Juliet Shields, “Scottish Women Writers and the Work of Fiction in the Victorian Periodical Press”

Professor Peter Stabel, “Guilds or No Guilds, Is that the Question? On the Role of Craft Guilds and Urban Space in Medieval Western Europe and the Islamic World”

Dr Luc Turgeon, “A Tale of Two Liberalisms? Attitudes towards Religious Minority Symbols in Quebec and the Rest of Canada”

Dr Martien Veldhuizen, “Truth-tellers: The Mentality Behind Subversive Speech Behaviour in Narratives in the First Printed Books (1450-1500)”

Dr Felix Waldmann, “The Manuscripts of David Hume”

Professor Antje Wiener, “Contested Norms in International Encounters: The ‘Turbot War’ as a Prelude to Fairer Fisheries Governance”

Professor Thomas Williams, “John Duns Scotus: New Directions for Research”

Dr Christian Ydsen, “Presenting a Research Project Application: Shaping a Global Education Space – A Comparative Analysis of the OECD’s Role in Education, 1958-2020”

Dangerous Women
Dangerous Women Project Launch Party, Scottish Storytelling Centre 2016
Dangerous Women Project tote bags
Martine Veldhuizen
Daily Mail headline, "The Most Dangerous Woman in Britain", inspiring the Dangerous Women Project
Rita Risser
Dangerous Women Project
Nicoletta Asciuto
Dangerous Women Project logo
Maud Berthomier
Steven Fesmire
María Alonso Alonso
Ben Nichols
Felix Waldmann
Annick Ettlin
Alvin Lim
Ann-Marie Hagen
Poster for the fifth annual Fulbright Legacy Lecture, with Professor Michael Ignatieff
Professor Michael Ignatieff
Book launch poster: "Sex for Sale in Scotland" by Louise Settle, 26 May 2016
Fulbright Commission brochure
Pop-Up Forum: "The UK's EU Referendum: identity, community and place", 25 May 2016
RSE Susan Manning workshop: "Above: Degrees of Elevation"
RSE Susan Manning symposium: "Anglo-German Encounters with Drama and Poetry 1760", 13-14 June 2016
RSE Susan Manning symposium: "Anglo-German Encounters with Drama and Poetry 1760", 13-14 June 2016
RSE Susan Manning workshop: "Atlantic Exchanges", 27 May 2016
RSE Susan Manning workshop: "Mediating Children's Reading", 21 June 2016
RSE "Minds and Brains in Everyday Life" symposium, 8-9 June 2016
RSE "Minds and Brains in Everyday Life" symposium, 8-9 June 2016
RSE "Minds and Brains in Everyday Life" symposium, 8-9 June 2016
RSE "Scottish Identity Through Material Culture" workshop