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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Honours Advising September 2017

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Institute of Intellectual
Wed, 22 November
Professorial Lecture
Richard Whatmore (St Andrews)
‘Scotland, Europe and the end of Enlightenment’
5.15 pm, School III Lecture Theatre

Mediaeval Postgraduate Forum
Wed, 22 November
Jiiazhu Hu

Petitions from the Cinque Ports in the fourteenth century
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room

PG Skills Training
Thurs, 23 November
Professor Steve Murdoch
Planning and conducting archival research
10.00 am, Old Class Library, St John's House

Institute of Scottish Historical Research joint with Reformation Studies
Thurs, 23 November
Dr Chris Langley (Newman University, Birmingham)
'Disability, charity and the boundaries of Reformed discipline in early-modern Scotland’
5.30 pm, New Seminar Room, St John's House

Early Modern and Reformation
Thurs, 30 November
Shanti Graheli (Glasgow)
'A Renaissance Bestseller: The Orlando Furioso and the Marketplace of Print'
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room, St John’s House

For full information about the seminar programme please click here