ISHR Visiting Research Fellow 2013-14 awarded to Prof. Elizabeth Ewan

Elizabeth Ewan ISHR fellowThe Institute of Scottish Historical Research is delighted to announce that its first ISHR Visiting Research Fellowship has been awarded to Prof. Elizabeth Ewan, University Research Chair & Professor at the University of Guelph.

Prof. Ewan received her BA in History from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. While an undergraduate student, she spent her third year at St Andrews where her love of medieval Scottish history flourished and resulted in a lifelong career. She completed a PhD in Scottish history at the University of Edinburgh in 1985. Since then she has taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Victoria, and since 1988 at the University of Guelph, where she is University Research Chair in History and Scottish Studies. Her research interests lie in the areas of late medieval and early modern Scottish history, especially in social and gender history, the history of Scottish towns, and the history of crime. Her current research focusses on masculinity in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Scotland. Publications include Townlife in Fourteenth-Century Scotland, Women in Scotland c.1100-c.1750, The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, and Finding the Family in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland.

Prof. Ewan plans to complete two manuscripts while in St Andrews. The first is a biographical study of a late medieval Edinburgh woman, Alison Rough, executed for murder in 1535; and the second is a study of gender and interpersonal assault in Scottish towns c.1450-1600. Aside from her current research projects, Prof. Ewan will be carrying out primary source research on forms of masculinity in late medieval/early modern Scotland. In addition, she will be using the rich resources of the St Andrews University Special Collections for a chapter on social life in St Andrews in the Middle Ages, a contribution to a new volume on the history of medieval St Andrews.  Prof. Ewan also hopes to organise a workshop on Scottish gender history.

About standrewshistory
With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from S cotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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