Welcome to the School of History

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 Scotland 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.

For a full list staff and their areas of expertise please click here. Students are encouraged over a four year course to explore their interests before focussing in the final two years on specialist pathways. For our range of Undergraduate course please see here. We also offer a wide range of programmes at postgraduate level from Environmental History to the History of the Book. For the full range of our programmes see here.


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Our new Seminar Programme will resume in the Autumn

Mediaeval History
Mon, 26 September
Dr Philipp Nothaft (All Souls, Oxford)
Computus and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance: The Case of Walcher of Malvern
5.15 pm, Old Class LIbrary

Mediaeval Postgraduate Seminar Programme
Wed, 28 September
Anne Rutten

“The Stuart and the Stewarts: the (re)writing of Scottish Queens”
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room, St John's House

Postgraduate Skills Training
Thurs, 29 September
Dr Akhila Yechury

Delivering academic presentations
10.00 am, Old Class Library, St John's House

Institute of Scottish Historical Research
Thurs, 29 September
TC Smout Lecture,
Dr Clare Jackson (University of Cambridge)

‘Sir George Mackenzie and the Stuarts’
5.30 pm, Arts Lecture Theatre

Early Modern and Modern History Postgraduate Forum
Mon, 3 October
Min Bae
‘E. W. Lane and the Medical Missionary’
5.15 pm, Room 1.10, St. Katherine’s Lodge

Reformation/Early Modern
Thurs, 6th October

Jaap Geraerts (UCL)
‘The Catholic laity and the Jansenism controversy in the Dutch Republic, c. 1650-1723’
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room, St John’s House

Modern History
Mon, 10 October
Sara Bernard (Glasgow University)

“Oil Shock, Migration and European Integration: The Slovenian (Trans)National Path to Exit the Yugoslav Crises of the 1980s”
4.30 pm, Room 1.10, St Katharine's Lodge

For full information about the seminar programme please click here