• Guido Alfani, Università L. Bocconi
  • Rakesh Ankit, OP Jindal Global University
  • Peter Arnott, playwright and novelist
  • William Bainbridge, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
  • Desmond Bell, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Laura Cariola, University of Exeter
  • Jamie Chambers, University of Exeter
  • Sarah Childs, University of Bristol
  • Samuel Cohn, University of Glasgow
  • Giovanni Da Col, SOAS
  • Holly Crocker, University of South Carolina
  • Sara Drury, Wabash College
  • Ilda Erkoçi, Luigj Gurakuqi University of Shkoder
  • Marina Folescu, University of Missouri
  • Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University
  • Rebecca Georgis, University of Alberta
  • Katherine Goktepe, Johns Hopkins University
  • Freya Gowrley, University of Edinburgh
  • Abdellali Hajjat, Université Paris Nanterre
  • Lauren Hall-Lew, University of Edinburgh
  • Dominic Hinde, University of Edinburgh
  • Norman Ingram, Concordia University
  • Christopher Kitson, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Theodore Koutmeridis, University of Glasgow
  • André Krebber, University of Kassel
  • Jennifer Ladino, University of Idaho
  • Shu-Fang Lai, National Sun Yat-Sen University
  • Rebekah Lee, Goldsmiths College
  • James Leveque, University of Edinburgh; Edinburgh Napier University
  • Alvin Lim, National University of Singapore
  • Adam Linson, University of Oxford
  • Cheng Liu, Capital Normal University Beijing
  • Alisa Mandrigin, University of Warwick
  • Carla Manfredi, University of Winnipeg
  • Angela McCarthy, University of Otago
  • Martha McGill, University of Edinburgh
  • Nilanjana Mukherjee, University of Delhi
  • Jemma Neville, Voluntary Arts Scotland
  • Tunde Opeibi, University of Lagos
  • Andrew Phemister, University of Edinburgh
  • David Purdie, University of Edinburgh
  • Anne Schwan, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Sumathy Sivamohan, University of Peradeniya
  • Hannah Stark, University of Tasmania
  • Mark Usher, University of Vermont
  • Tanja Vahtikari, University of Tampere
  • Liv Helene Willumsen, University of Tromsø
The IASH-Traverse Creative Fellowship


  • Former Fellow Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve is awarded the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture (a $1 million award that “recognizes humanistic thinkers whose ideas have helped us find direction, wisdom, and improved self-understanding in a world being rapidly transformed by profound social, technological, political, cultural, and economic change”).
  • Susan Manning Workshops include Cognitive Science and Literary Criticism: Reflections on First Principles.
  • IASH presents the Northern Scholars Lectures including International Disputes and Cultural Ideas in the Canadian Arctic: Arctic Sovereignty in the National Consciousness (Dr Danita Burke); and Freedom of Expression, Diversity and Truth (Professor Klemens Kappel).
  • IASH presents the third annual Enlightenment Lecture, Philanthropy and Education in Scotland by Professor Lindsay Paterson.
  • 2004/05 EIF Fellow David Harrower’s Olivier Award-winning play Blackbird is adapted into a film, Una, starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn.
  • IASH organises the ECHIC Annual Conference: inside/OUT. The conference includes a plenary presentation by Professor J.P. Singh on cultures of diplomacy and negotiation, Professor Mireille Rosello’s plenary lecture on vulnerable communities, a session on the Dangerous Women Project, panel paper presentations, lightning talks focussing on interdisciplinarity and the value of the Humanities, and a round-table reflection on Brexit, Trump and the challenges of populism and authoritarianism chaired by Allan Little.
  • IASH launches a new fellowship: the CSMCH-IASH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary History, in association with the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History in the Studies in the Humanities.
  • IASH supports the sixth annual Fulbright Legacy Lecture, The University in the Age of Populism, presented by Professor Louise Richardson.
  • The Dangerous Women Project concludes on International Women’s Day with a celebration at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. The project is delivered by Dr Peta Freestone, Professor Jo Shaw, Christina Neuwirth and Josephine Teng, with assistance from Ognjenka Manojlovic. By its end, the project features over 380 articles, and plans are discussed to put together a Dangerous Women book.

Rakesh Ankit: “The ample facilities provided, in the form of a furnished and equipped office, the congenial atmosphere enlivened by weekly lunches and talks and, above all, everyday opportunities for engaging in stimulating conversations with the fellows made it a memorable occasion. I learnt much about ‘emotional truths’, enjoyed hearing about ‘overhearing in Shakespeare’, sampled Robert Burns in a generous dose and realised that life is basically a collage – ‘anything stuck to something’ or vice-versa. I cannot speak too highly and will recommend the Institute without hesitation to one and all. I speak for many when I write that it was not merely a welcome break but a veritable respite from the relentless drone of modern academic life. May IASH flourish and prosper and may the caravan continue to swell.”


Professor Desmond Bell, “The editor has written me that he is in favour of avoiding “the notion that the artist is a kind of ape that has to be explained by the civilized critic”. (Sol Le Witt, 1967)”; “On research and intellectuation in the creative arts”

Dr Maud Berthomier, “Rock criticism in France and Britain (1965-79): a Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study in the Sociology of Knowledge”

Dr Mirko Canevaro, “Rule of Law and Constitutionalism in Ancient Athens”

Dr Michael Carroll, “A cognitive approach to Pindar”

Professor Soraya de Chadarevian, “‘…more exciting than the back of the moon’: Chromosomes and the study of human heredity”

Professor Holly Crocker, “Virtues that Matter: Ethics and Embodiment in Hamlet

Dr Sarah Daw, “Ecology, Physics and Philosophy: Nature in Twentieth Century American Literature and Science Writing”

Dr Sara Drury, “Examining rhetorics of Deliberation in the US and the UK”

Dr Ellen Filor, “The Roxburghshire Election of 1812: A Referendum on Empire?”

Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson, “Relaxing the rules: theatre and performance for non-traditional audiences”

Marina Folescu, “Some Remarks on Reid’s View of Memorial Conception”

Dr Rebecca Georgis, “Work in Progress Talk”

Dr Katherine Goktepe, “Acting Theory and Democratic Sensibilities In Eighteenth-Century Britain”

Professor Melinda Gann Hall, “Decision Making in Scotland’s High Court of Justiciary”

Dr Lauren Hall-Lew, “Sociophonetics”

Dr Dominic Hinde, “Living in Liquid Worlds: Journalism in the Anthropocene”

Professor Norman Ingram, “The Ligue des droits de l’homme and the Aetiology of French Pacifism”

Dr Maximilian Jaede, “Thomas Hobbes’s Proto-Liberal Conception of Peace”

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

Professor Shu-Fang Lai, “Robert Chambers as a Writer for Children seen in Chambers’ Edinburgh Journal

Dr Rebekah Lee, “Towards an Alternative Archive of Road Safety Interventions in South Africa: A Historical and Ethnographic Approach”

Dr Alvin Lim, “Performing Islands: Travelling Performers, Performance Practices and Festivals”

Alisa Mandrigin, “Cross-modal spatial illusions: remapping, not integration”

Dr Carla Manfredi, “Reconstructing R.L. Stevenson’s Pacific Photography 1888-1894”

Professor Angela McCarthy, “Scotland’s New Immigrant Communities, 1945-2015”

Dr Martha McGill, “Angels in early modern Scotland”

Professor Leemon McHenry, “The Illusion of Evidence-Based Medicine”

Dr Nilanjana Mukherjee, “From Highlands to Himalayas: The Making of a Borderland”

Jemma Neville, “Word on the Street – constitutional change on a street called home”

Dr Tunde Opeibi, “Reframing Political Narratives in a Young Democracy: a Discursive Mapping of New Media Usage in the 2015 Elections in Nigeria”

Dr Andrew Phemister, “Democracy and the boycott: Reactions to development of Irish boycotting”

Dr Benjamin Pickford, “Capital in American Poetics: Late Nineteenth-Century Literary Theory as Economic Thinking”

Dr Anne Schwan, “German Internees Writing the First World War: Identity, Border Crossings and Creativity in Stobsiade”

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

Dr Sumathy Sivamohan, “Untelling the Truth: Troubled Narratives of War in Sri Lanka”

Hannah Stark, “Extinction Afterlives: The Thylacine in the Era of Species Mass-Extinction”

Dr Spyridon Tegos, “Aristocratic Manners and Republican (In)civility before and after the French Revolution: Adam Smith, Sophie de Grouchy, Germaine de Staël”

Professor Mark Usher, “Cosmos to Commons: Systems and Sustainability in Classical Life and Thought”

Dr Tanja Vahtikari, “Performing the Past and Modernity: Celebrating Nordic Capitals in the Post-World War II Era”

Dr Lee Whittington, “The Philosophy of Risk”

Professor Liv Helene Willumsen, “The North Berwick Trials Revisited: Transfer of Witchcraft Ideas Between Denmark and Scotland”

Steve Yearley
Steve Yearley's welcome, 2018
Fellows after Tunde Opeibi's Work-in-Progress talk, September 2017
Dangerous Women closing event, April 2017: Peta Freestone
Dangerous Women closing event, April 2017: Jo Shaw
Dangerous Women closing event, April 2017: Fiona Mackay
Rebecca Georgis Work-in-Progress talk, 13 Dec 2017
Hannah Stark's Work-in-Progress talk, September 2017
Andrew Phemister's Work-in-Progress talk, Oct 2017
Steve Yearley introduces Kathleen Jamie in conversation with Tom Mole, Nov 2017
ECHIC inside/OUT conference 2017
Louise Richardson delivers the Fulbright Legacy Lecture
Audience members at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture
Principal Timothy O'Shea and Prof. Louise Richardson
Audience members at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture
Audience members at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture
Audience members at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture
Audience members at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture
ECHIC Delegates 2017
ECHIC Delegates 2017
ECHIC Delegates 2017
ECHIC Delegates 2017
ECHIC Delegates 2017
ECHIC Delegates 2017