Welcome to the St Andrews Institute of
Scottish Historical Research
The Institute of Scottish Historical Research was founded in 2007. It is a major initiative and focus for research into Scotland’s past at the University of St Andrews. The Institute draws together the excellence and expertise of nearly twenty historians of Scotland, including Prof. T.C. Smout, the Historiographer Royal for Scotland.
St Salvator's Quadrangle
The Institute provides an intellectual and social focus for staff and a thriving community of postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers working on all periods of Scottish history from the early Middle Ages to the present. The Institute hosts a number of events throughout the year attracting delegates and speakers from all over the world, including a fortnightly research seminar series, workshops and conferences with an emphasis on new discoveries and directions in historical enquiry.
The Institute has several major collaborative research initiatives under its auspices, including the Scottish P arliament Project, the History of the Universities Project, the Scotland and the Wider World Project, and the Scotland, Scandinavia and Northern Europe Database.
The Institute runs a popular research seminar program with visiting speakers delivering papers on a broad range of topics.
The full seminar series programme for 2012/13 can be found here