Monthly Round Up: November

Staff Activity

Dr Rory Cox gave a paper, ‘Waterboarding: “torture-lite” or “getting medieval on your ass”?’, at the University of Glasgow, School of Social and Political Sciences, Politics Seminar, 17th November.

Dr Emily Michelson gave a talk to the Parkes Institute, University of Southampton, on 22nd November. The talk was entitled, ‘Jewish Conversion and Catholic Networks in Early Modern Italy.’

Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith gave a public talk entitled ‘Boxes of Delight: Botanical Collecting in the Age of Sail’ to a packed audience at the D’Arcy Thompson Zoological Museum, Dundee, on 29th November.

On 30th November, Dr Alex Woolf spoke about ‘Harald Gille and Eysteinn Haraldsson: The Irish contexts’ at the Norse-Gaelic Interactions seminar, held at the University of Nottingham.

Recent Publications

Sarah Easterby-Smith, ‘On Diplomacy and Botanical Gifts. France, Mysore and Mauritius in 1788’, in Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan and Anatole Tchikine (eds.), The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century (Washington, D.C., 2016).

Tomasz Kamusella, ‘The Idea of a Kosovan Language in Yugoslavia’s Language Politics’, International Journal of the Sociology of Language (Nov 2016), pp. 217-37.

Chandrika Kaul, ‘Need Fulfilment: Society and Community in the Age of Digital Communication, The Indian example’, in R.G. Picard (ed.), What Society Needs from Media in the Age of Digital Communication, Iberia XXI, Lisbon, 2016, Chapter 7.

Frank Müller and Heidi Mehrkens (eds.), Royal Heirs and the Uses of Soft Power in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016).

  • Frank Müller, ‘“Winning their Trust and Affection”: Royal Heirs and the Uses of Soft Power in Nineteenth-Century Europe’, pp. 1-19.
  • Maria-Christina Marchi, ‘The Royal Shop Window: Royal Heirs and the Monarchy in Post-Risorgimento Italy, 1860–1878’, pp. 23-4.
  • Richard Meyer Forsting, ‘The Importance of Looking the Part: Heirs and Male Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Spain’, pp. 181-200.
  • Miriam Schneider, ‘A “Sporting Hermes”: Crown Prince Constantine and the Ancient Heritage of Modern Greece’, pp. 243-261.


James Palmer
, ‘Martyrdom and the Rise of Missionary Hagiography in the Late Merovingian World,’ in R. Flechner & M. Ní Mhaonaigh (eds.), The Introduction of Christianity into the Early Medieval Insular World (Turnhout: Brepols, 2016), pp. 157-80.

Jacqueline Rose (ed.), The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707, Proceedings of the British Academy, 204 (Oxford University Press, 2016):

  • Michael Brown, ‘“Lele consail for the comoun profite”: Kings, Guardians and Councils in the Scottish Kingdom, c.1250-1450’
  • Claire Hawes (former St Andrews PhD student), ‘“Perverst counsale”? Rebellion, Satire and the Politics of Advice in Fifteenth-Century Scotland’
  • Roger Mason, ‘Counsel and Covenant: Aristocratic Conciliarism and the Scottish Revolution’
  • Jacqueline Rose, ‘The Problem of Political Counsel in Medieval and Early Modern England and Scotland’; ‘Sir Edward Hyde and the Problem of Counsel in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Royalist Thought’; ‘Councils, Counsel and the Seventeenth-Century Composite State’

Alex Woolf, ‘Plebs: Concepts of Community among Late Antique Britons,’ in R. Flechner & M. Ní Mhaonaigh (eds.), The Introduction of Christianity into the Early Medieval Insular World (Turnhout: Brepols, 2016), pp. 225-36.

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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