Monthly Round Up: April


Dr Rory Cox has been appointed to a Caltech-Huntington Library Humanities Collaborations Fellowship for the academic year 2017-18.

Dr Katie Stevenson has recently been appointed as the new Keeper of Scottish History and Archaeology at National Museums Scotland.

Staff Activity

Dr Bess Rhodes and Dr Will Eves consulted on the BBC article ‘Patrick Hamilton: Recreating the Trial of the First Scottish Martyr’ about the execution of Patrick Hamilton in St Andrews.

Dr Chandrika Kaul discussed the rise of the Sikh Empire under Ranjit Singh on a recent episode of BBC Radio’s ‘In Our Time‘.

Professor Carole Hillenbrand was the organiser of the conference, ‘The History of Syria 1099-1250: Conflict and Co-existence’, held on 31st March to 2nd April at University of St Andrews.

On 19 April, a Manuscript Workshop was held to discuss a new book draft just completed by Tomasz KamusellaThe Forgotten 1989 Ethnic Cleansing of Bulgaria’s Turks which was joined by Kelsey Jackson Williams, Nikolaos Papadogiannis, Konrad Lawson, and Tim Wilson.

A discussion workshop on ‘The Politics of Academic Publishing since 1950’ was held at the Royal Society, London on 22 April. It was organised by Camilla Mork Rostvik and Dr Aileen Fyfe, as part of the Philosophical Transactions project.dryislandbuffalojump

On April 25th, Dr James Palmer presented a paper at All Souls College, Oxford, entitled, ‘Climates of Crisis: Apocalypse and Nature in the Early Medieval World’.

The Dry Island Buffalo Jump band performed in a sold-out concert for the University of St Andrews charities campaign on April 26th.

Recent Publications

C. S. Peacock, Sheila R. Canby, Deniz Beyazit, Martina Rugiadi, Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016).

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