Aberdeen offers an exceptional range of expertise on the early stages of British and European colonialism and nation building, Scottish imperialism in the Far East and India, the history of borders and border societies and the literature, history and culture of early modern England and Scotland. Specialist research areas also include the politics of emerging nationhood in north-eastern Europe, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and issues of union between states, parliaments and dynasties. For a more West European focus, research is conentrating on the literature, political thought and historiography of seventeenth-century France, as well as the impact of the French Revolution and its ideas of nationhood on the late Scottish Enlightenment.

Staff to contact: Jackson Armstrong, Michael Brown, Karin Friedrich, Robert Frost, Helen Lynch, Helen Pierce, Syrithe Pugh, Tom Rist, Bruno Tribout, Bradford Bow