• Lilian-Rita Akudolu, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Susan Bainbrigge, University of Edinburgh
  • Arunima Bhattacharya, University of Leeds
  • Michelle Brock, Washington and Lee University
  • Samuel Cohn, University of Glasgow
  • Christian Cooijmans, University of Edinburgh
  • Catherine Crompton, University of Edinburgh
  • Nicola Dahrendorf, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Jane Desmond, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Catherine Evans, University of Sheffield
  • Natalie Goodison, Durham University
  • Anamarija Horvat, Northumbria University
  • Colin Johnson, University of Kent
  • Mayke Kaag, Leiden University
  • Alice Kelly, University of Edinburgh
  • Aphra Kerr, Maynooth University
  • Umesh Kumar, Banaras Hindu University
  • Pamela Harris Lawton, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Rebekah Lee, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Alison Light, Pembroke College Oxford
  • Roger Maioli, University of Florida
  • Emily Mayne, University of East Anglia
  • Andrew McDiarmid, University of Dundee
  • David McOmish, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Emily McGiffin, York University, Canada
  • Päivi Neuvonen, University of Helsinki
  • Kristoffer Noheden, Stockholm University
  • Jane O’Neill, University of Edinburgh
  • Désha Osborne, Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Darel Paul, Williams College
  • Adéla Rádková, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes
  • Francesca Saggini, Università degli Studi della Tuscia
  • Allison Steenson, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • Guy Stevenson, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Harriet Stilley, University of Edinburgh
  • Giulia Taddeo, University of Bologna
  • Lu Tang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Mathias Thaler, University of Edinburgh
  • Liam Thornton, University College Dublin
  • Rositta Valiyamattam, Gitam Deemed University
  • Asha Varadharajan, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Zsuzsanna Végh, University of Glasgow
  • Dominique Vingtain, Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon
  • Mandy de Wilde, Wageningen University
  • Jonathan Wyatt, University of Edinburgh
  • Xiaona Wang, Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London
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  • Abrisham Ahmadzadeh joins IASH as the Gender and Sexuality Communications Intern in preparation for the Dangerous Women book launch.
  • Amy McMonagle spends the summer at IASH as the 50th Anniversary Communications and Events Intern.

Frank W. Stahnisch: ” It was a pleasure to have the latest theatre and music performances from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe discussed by the very best experts – artists, poets, historians of Scotland, and media scholars – over sandwiches and tea. As a further delight, the same office at Hope Park Square once accommodated two colleagues from our very own University of Calgary in the 1960s and 1970s, a philosopher and a theologian (their names inscribed in a little office plaque). Being back in Edinburgh was exciting – walking the same streets again, finding a few pubs and cafés from back then, and even meeting one of my former university teachers – long since retired.”


Dr Sarah Arens, “Mosquitoes, Missionaries and Proxy Wars: Representations of Belgian Colonial Medicine”

Dr Daan Beekers, “Thinking beyond difference: Comparing young Muslims and Christians in a secular Europe”

Dr Ali Emre Benli, “Political Rights of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the EU”

Dr Rachel Delman, “Queenship and Architectural Patronage in Late Medieval Scotland”

Professor Jane Desmond, “When the Patient is a Dog: Prospects for a More-than-Human Medical Humanities”

Professor George van Driem, “Tea by any other name… and some highlights of tea history”

Dr Olivia Ferguson, “John Kay: A New View of Caricature”

Dr Elizabeth Ford, “The Sounds of the Cross Keys Tavern”

Professor Peter Graham, “Animal Signals and Social Norms”

Professor Pamela K. Gilbert, “Victorian Skin: Blushing and Self-Consciousness”

Dr Hossein Habibi, “The Central Zagros during Late Antiquity: Diversity and Symbiosis”

Dr Aphra Kerr, “Are we all Lemmings now? Platform Logics and Dara Imaginaries”

Dr Jung-Hwa Kim, “A Vocation of Care: The Future Challenges and the New Display of Nature in Botanical Gardens”

Dr Isabel Kusche, “Data-driven political campaigning and the power of microtargeting”

Dr Cheryl Lancaster, “‘What came first, the gene or the egg?’ Genetics and embryology research at Edinburgh”

Dr Virginia Langum, “A Paradise of Invalids: Medical Environmentalism and Madeira in the 19th Century”

Dr Pamela Lawton, “Artstories: Building Community through Narrative Co-Inquiry”

Professor Alison Light, “Writing ‘Everyday Lives’: Reflections on Obscurity”

Dr Roger Maioli, “The Enlightenment Crisis of Values”

Dr Emily McGiffin, “Light metal, lost lands: postcolonial alumni(i)um and the art of resistance”

Dr Päivi Neuvonen, “Alienation in EU Law: A Critique of Critique”

Dr Owen Parry, “(Anti) Fans and Amateur-Experts”

Professor David Purdie, “Hume, Einstein and Relativity”

Professor Francesca Saggini, “Old landscapes, new eyes: Frances Burney and Romanticism”

Professor Yan Shaoxiang, “Teaching the History of Ancient Greece in Contemporary China”

Dr Stephanie Sodero, “Blood Mobilities: Conceptualising Vital Mobilities”

Professor Frank Stahnisch, “Great Minds in Despair: Exploring the History of the Forced Migration of German-speaking Neuroscientists to North America, 1933-1963”

Dr Guy Stevenson, “Disdaining the Tribe: anti-humanism in the counterculture”

Dr Mathias Thaler, “Hope and Fear in the Anthropocene: Utopian Thinking and Acting for Our Times”

Dr Mandy de Wilde, “‘Good’ ethical living: on gender normativities in the zero-waste movement”

Dr Jonathan Wyatt, “A story walks into a bar: Connecting stand-up comedy and auto-ethnography”

Book cover: "Dangerous Women"
Emily McGiffin, Hossein Habibi, Jung-Hwa Kim, Daan Beekers, Ali Emre Benli, Mandy de Wilde and Te-Anne Robles, 2019
David Miliband delivering the 2019 Fulbright Legacy Lecture
"A Performance Hangout (off offline)" at the Edinburgh College of Art, 24 June 2019
Poet Sawsan Al-Areeqe speaking at the International Women's Day event at the Scottish Poetry Library, March 2019
Kate Simpson and Owen Parry 2019
Audience at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture 2019
Olivia Ferguson and Georgina Barker's wedding
ECHIC 2019 in Athens: Ben Fletcher-Watson, Jung-Hwa Kim, Owen Parry, Emily McGiffin, Guy Stevenson
Steve Yearley discussing gas chromatography at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, May 2019
Owen G. Parry leading discussion at "A Performance Hangout (off offline)" at the Edinburgh College of Art, 24 June 2019
The Principal, Penny Egan CBE and Ben Fletcher-Watson at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture
Audience at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture 2019
The Principal and the Head of College at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture 2019
Callie Gardner presents at the International Women's Day event, March 2019
Jung-Hwa Kim, Daan Beekers, Hossein Habibi, Emily McGiffin, Te-Anne Robles and Mandy de Wilde during a Sunday hike in the Pentland Hills, 2019
Book cover: "The Last Yugoslav Generation" by Ljubica Spaskovska
Guy Stevenson, Owen Parry and Ben Fletcher-Watson at ECHIC 2019 in Athens
Steve Yearley giving the vote of thanks at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture
Audience members at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture
Audience members at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture
The Principal and David Miliband at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture
Donna Williams presents at the International Women's Day event, March 2019
David Miliband delivering the 2019 Fulbright Legacy Lecture
Audience at the Fulbright Legacy Lecture 2019