Dr William Hepburn

Dr William Hepburn
Dr William Hepburn
Dr William Hepburn

Research Fellow



I began specialising in late medieval history in the latter part of my undergraduate degree in History at the University of Glasgow and thereafter focussed on the royal court in Scotland during this period for my MLitt and PhD, also at Glasgow.

After my PhD I moved to Aberdeen to work on urban history, with a focus on the UNESCO-recognised records of medieval Aberdeen. This has included work on two major funded collaborative projects as well as funded solo research projects.

I have a keen interest in public engagement with historical research and currently I am working with Dr Jackson Armstrong on a project to crowdfund, develop (in collaboration with game development professionals) and publish a historical digital game based on the medieval records of Aberdeen.


  • PhD History 
    2014 - University of Glasgow 
    Thesis title: 'The Household of James IV, 1488-1513'

Research Areas

Research Specialisms

  • Scottish History

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.