Dr Lorna Barrow to take up visiting scholarship in ISHR

Lorna BarrowThe Institute of Scottish Historical Research is pleased to announce the appointment of an ISHR Visiting Scholar for 2014-15, Dr Lorna G. Barrow, a lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Dr Barrow specializes in queenship and gift exchange associated with royal marriages in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Scotland and completed her PhD on that topic at the University of Sydney. This is the subject her first book due for completion this year, to be published in the St Andrews Studies in Scottish History series, a publication of the ISHR. During 2008 Dr Barrow was a visiting scholar at the Strathmartine Centre in St. Andrews where she did further research on aspects of Scottish queenship. She has written several articles related to Scottish Royal women from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries.

Dr Barrow is looking forward to returning to St. Andrews later this year and will be working on research towards another book, Margaret Tudor (1489-1541) Queen of Scots: Queenship, Dynastic Marriage, Gender, Power and Politics in Early Modern Scotland. She will also be offering a postgraduate workshop on Scottish queenship, and medieval and early modern gift exchange more generally.