Institutes and Centres in the School of History

 


Centre for Anatolian and East Mediterranean Studies
CMEMLL
The Centre aims to promote research on the history and culture of the lands of Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean (i.e. the region from the southern Balkans to Egypt) from late antiquity to the First World War. In particular, the Centre aims to promote interdisciplinary research by bringing together historians, art historians and language and literature specialists.

Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature
CMEMLL
The Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature is a forum that welcomes all staff and postgraduates whose exploration in other fields of historical and literary research involves them in encounters with legal concepts and texts. The Centre draws on the expertise of staff from English and History who have published extensively at the intersections of legal history, social history and literary criticism. It aims to provide an intellectual and social focus for staff and postgraduates working at these disciplinary boundaries, and to maintain research links with academics in a number of Literature and History Departments and Law Schools throughout the world.

Centre for Russian, Soviet and Central and Eastern European Studies
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/ishr
The Centre for Russian, Soviet and Central and Eastern European Studies aims to promote the study of Russia, the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe by bringing together staff and students from different academic disciplines with interests in this field.

The Institute for Environmental History
The Institute for Environmental History
Since its establishment in 1992, one of the principal remits of the Institute has been to address the neglected history of human interaction with the non-human natural world.  In addition to research projects on, for example, Waste and Coastal Archaeology, the Institute provides teaching on environmental history across a broad chronological span at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The Institute for Iranian Studies
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~iranian/
The Institute, founded in 2006 following a substantial donation of financial and material resources, has already developed significant connections in the UK, Europe, Iran and the United States.   The Institute provides post-graduate opportunities for both those wishing to continue with academic research and those intending to pursue a career outside academia; teaching includes graduate courses in Iranian history and politics and well as language training.

The Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research
ilcr
The Institute is the home of outstanding cross-disciplinary research in the fields of law, legal history and constitutionalism at the University of St Andrews.Founded in 2015, it unites leading scholars in history, international relations, and literature with early-career researchers and graduate students, in order to foster a vibrant community of twenty-first century researchers.Particular expertise lies in the areas of legal history, global constitutionalism, and legal aspects of international relations.

Institute of Transnational & Spatial History
Europa
The School of History is home to a large group of historians who share interests in the field of comparative and transnational history ranging from the late-18th to the late-20th century and covering geographical areas including Western, Central and East-Central Europe, as well as North Africa, Iran and North America. The group hosts conferences, organises a research seminar and offers a range of Honours modules as well as a dedicated option at Master's level.

St Andrews Centre for French History and Culture
St Andrews Centre for French History and Culture
The Centre was founded to focus and enhance existing strengths at St Andrews in the field of French History; it provides an intellectual and social focus for staff and graduate students working in any field and on any period related to the history of France and its possessions.  Events sponsored by the Centre include a biennial seminar and conferences.

The St Andrews Institute of Intellectual History
The Institute is a hub for everyone interested in intellectual history, for scholars pursuing research projects, for the teaching of intellectual history, for individuals and groups seeking access to the activities of intellectual historians internationally, and for the history of intellectual history itself through our archive of the papers of intellectual historians. The Institute is home to a number of major projects, hosts online resources, and enjoys a lively programme of graduate-led events.

The St Andrews Institute for Scottish Historical Research
Europa
The foundation of the Institute of Scottish Historical Research in 2007 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 a dozen historians of Scotland and the Scots at St Andrews and benefits from the support of Prof. T.C. Smout, the Historiographer Royal for Scotland.

The St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies
The St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies
The Institute of Mediaeval Studies brings together mediaevalists from across the faculties of arts and divinity at St Andrews for joint conferences, collaborative research projects and shared teaching.  The Institute draws on the long history of excellence in Mediaeval History in St Andrews, where both leading experts and numerous postgraduates have found a home over the last five decades

The St Andrews Reformation Studies Institute
The St Andrews Reformation Studies Institute
A leading centre of scholarship in Reformation History in the UK, the Reformation Studies Institute is a substantial community of staff, fellows and postgraduate students. In addition to hosting visiting scholars, holding a regular seminar and providing members of the editorial board of the St Andrews Studies in Reformation History, the Reformation Institute is home to a large number of post-graduate students on M.Litt and PhD programmes

 

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