Dr Kirsteen MacKenzie


MA (hons), PhD, FHEA

Dr Kirsteen MacKenzie

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 272468
Email: kirsteen.mackenzie@abdn.ac.uk
Address: Room G05, Department of History School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, Crombie Annexe, Meston Walk, King's College, University of Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3FX. 
(01224) 272468


I graduated from Aberdeen with my MA (hons) in 2001 and my PhD in 2008.  I have held teaching posts at the University of Dundee, Open University and the University of Aberdeen.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Research Interests

  • The Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1638-1651.
  • The English Commonwealth and Protectorate 1649-1660.
  • Print culture in Britain and Ireland during the seventeenth century. 
  • Jacobitism.
  • Scotland's relationship with the wider world.


Current Research

Currently I am completing my monograph based on my PhD thesis which examines Presbyterians and the Covenants in the 1640s and 1650s.  
I have a developing interest in Anglo-French relations and Franco-Scottish relations in addition to the impact of the Jacobite wars in Britain and Ireland.
I am also currently working on articles on the Western Isles and the Northern Isles of Scotland, English Royalism and English radicalism during the civil wars in the 1640s.


I am a member of the following research networks:

The Franco-British Network for Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Research 

Pre Modern Diplomats Network. 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • HI 1522 An Introduction to Scottish History.
  • HI 1523 Renaissances and Reformations.
  • HI 30BF Jacobites: War, Exile and the Politics of Succession in Britain and Europe c.1688-1788.
  • HI 3540 Thinking History
  • HI406G Jacobites: War, Exile and the Politics of Succession in Britain and Europe c.1688-1788.
  • HI 4516 Undergraduate Dissertation in History.

Admin Responsibilities

Library Representative for the History Department (incl book orders and interlibrary loans). 

Webpages and Social Media.


Office Hours

Monday 12-1 and Tuesday 11-12 and by appointment.


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