Monthly Round Up: September


Congratulations to Dr Emily Michelson, who has won an AHRC Early Career Leadership Fellowship (2017-2019) and a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2016-2017) for activities relating to her research on Jews, Catholics, and religious minorities in early modern Rome.

Staff Activity

On 12th September, Dr Tomasz Kamusella delivered a keynote talk on ‘Between National Teleology and Self-Identification’ at the conference on Identities In-Between: East-Central Europe, c. 1900-present in Wolfson College, Oxford University.

On 17th September, Dr Alex Woolf gave the plenary speech ‘From the Outside In: Agency and Attraction in Antique Maritime Networks’ at the Emerging Governance: Political Landscape in Early Mediaeval Atlantic Europe Conference at University College Dublin.

Dr Riccardo Bavaj organised a conference on Nation, Culture and Civilisation: Talking about and beyond ‘the West’ (1860-1940). While the first part of the workshop, held at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich, focused on Germany, Britain, France, Russia and the US, the second part, held at the University of St Andrews and co-organised by Dr Konrad M. Lawson, shifted the geographical focus to Japan, Korea, China and the Ottoman Empire.

Dr Riccardo Bavaj, Dr Bernhard Struck, and Dr Konrad M. Lawson organised a workshop on Spatial History and Its Sources, which engaged with analytical approaches, themes, and sources in the emerging field of spatial history.

Recent Publications

Dr Riccardo Bavaj, Der Nationalsozialismus. Entstehung, Aufstieg und Herrschaft (be.bra, 2016).

Dr Riccardo Bavaj, ‘Pluralizing Democracy in Weimar Germany: Historiographical Perspectives and Transatlantic Vistas’, in Paul Nolte, ed., Transatlantic Democracy in the Twentieth Century: Transfer and Transformation (R. Oldenbourg, 2016), 53-73.

Professor Colin Kidd, ‘The Fergusson affair: Calvinism and dissimulation in the Scottish Enlightenment’, Intellectual History Review, 26.3 (2016), 339-354.

Dr Kate Ferris, Imagining ‘America’ in Late Nineteenth Century Spain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Dr Aileen Fyfe and Noah Moxham, ‘Making public ahead of print: meetings and publications at the Royal Society, 1752–1892’, Notes & Records of the Royal Society 70 (2016).

Professor Richard Whatmore, “A lover of peace more than liberty.’ The Genevan response to Rousseau’s politics’ in Avi Lifshitz, ed., Engaging with Rousseau: Reception and Interpretation from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2016), 1-16.

Professor Richard Whatmore, ‘Introduction‘, J.G.A. Pocock, The Machiavellian Moment:
Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition (Princeton University Press, 2016), xii-xxii.

Professor Richard Whatmore, ‘Calvinism and Enlightenment: an Introduction’, Intellectual History Review, 26.3 (2016), 319-322.

Professor Richard Whatmore, ‘Geneva and Scotland: the Calvinist Legacy and After’, Intellectual History Review, 26.3 (2016), 391-410.


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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