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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MLitt Legal and Constitutional Studies' Scholarships (for October 2016 entry)

The University of St Andrews’ Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research invites applications for a number of MLitt scholarships to be awarded to the highest quality applicants for study on the MLitt Legal and Constitutional Studies. The competition is open to Home/EU and International students. For further details see:

Dr. Natasha Hodgson, 2015 Bullough Fellow

The 2015-16 Bullough Fellow is Dr Natasha Hodgson from Nottingham Trent University

Dr Hodgson is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Nottingham Trent University where she is developing a Centre for the study of Religion and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Societies. Her research centres on the crusades from the eleventh to fifteenth centuries and incorporates settler societies in Iberia, the Baltic, and the Latin East. She has a particular interest in gender, social history and historical writing. Her Phd (Hull, 2006) was published by Boydell as Women, Crusading and the Holy Land in Historical Narrative in 2007.  After working on two AHRC funded Domesday projects (Hull Electronic Domesday and PASE Cambridge), she returned to crusader studies and has since written on diverse topics such as Norman identity, Cilician Armenia, bestial imagery, honour and shame, and crusading masculinities. She is also the editor of the new Palgrave series Themes in Medieval and Early Modern History.

Dr Hodgson is in St Andrews for Semester 1 of the academic year and will be working on an essay for the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Crusades and a new monograph for Palgrave Macmillan entitled Gender and the Crusades.



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Mediaeval Studies
Mon, 23 November
Dr Debby Banham
Bread and Blessings, Churning and Charming: Anglo-Saxon Farmers and the Supernatural
5.00 pm, Old Class Library,
St John's House

Postgraduate Forum (Modern History)
Mon, 23 November
Nathan Alexander
“This may be the doctrine of race prejudice, but it is not that of reason, science, or Freethought”: Atheists Against “Race Prejudice”at the Start of the Twentieth Century
5.15 pm, Room 1.10, St Katharines Lodge

Postgraduate Forum (Mediaeval History)
Wed, 25 November
Frances Murray
Boys don't cry? Masculinity, rulership and tears in Ermold's In Honorem Hludowici Pii
5.00 pm, New Seminar Room, St John's House

Postgraduate Skills Training
Thurs, 26 November
Dr Konrad Lawson
Practising history in a digital age
10.00 am, Old Class Library, St John's House

Reformation Studies

Thurs, 26 November
Adrian Green (Durham)
'The Architecture of a Church man: John Cosin's building schemes in Durham and Cambridge'.
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room, St John’s House

Modern History
Mon, 30 November

Dr Aaron Moore (Manchester)
‘The Birth of Social Consciousness’
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room, St John's House

Institute of Intellectual History
Wed, 2 December
Christian Maurer (Fribourg)

The Forgotten Range of Defences of Sociability: Hutcheson and Campbell on Hobbes
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room, St Johns House


For full information about the seminar programme please click here