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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Late Modern
Mon, 25 September

Kerstin von Lingen (Heidelberg)
Legal Flows. Crimes against Humanity in transnational legal thought, 1899-1945
5.15 pm, Rm 1.10, St Katharine's Lodge

Mediaeval Studies
Mon, 25 September
10 Years of SAIMS
5.00 pm, Psychology, Seminar Rm 1, St Mary's Quad

Mediaeval Postgraduate Forum
Wed, 27 September
Ethan Birney (St Andrews)
Was Abbot Walter an Angevin Supporter: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Thesis
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room

Institute of Scottish Historical Research
Wed, 27 September
ISHR welcome reception
5.00 pm, Undercroft St John’s House

Institute of Intellectual History
Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research Events
Thurs, 28 September
Don Herzog (Michigan)
‘The death of sovereignty’
5.15 pm, Old Class Library, St John’s House

Early Modern and Reformation
500th Anniversary of the posting of Luther’s ‘Ninety-Five Theses’
Public Lecture

Tues, 10 October
Professor Andrew Pettegree (St Andrews University)
5.30 pm, Parliament Hall

For full information about the seminar programme please click here