2017 PGT induction event
Welcome new PGT students!
New Head of School
The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy is pleased to announce that Dr Paula Sweeney has been appointed as new Head of School and is taking up her post from the 1st of August.Paula arrived at the University of Aberdeen in 2009, after completing her PhD at the University of...
Alumnus of Aberdeen Divinity elected Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy is pleased to report that the Most Rev Mark Strange, alumnus of Aberdeen Divinity, has been elected Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. We wish Bishop Mark all the best in his new role. For more information about the appointment, please visit the Scottish Episcopal Church...
Honorary doctorate awarded to Professor Stanley Hauerwas
The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy is pleased to announce the award of the degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, to Professor Stanley Hauerwas. Dr Michael Mawson (Lecturer in Theological Ethics) delivered the laureation address and noted the significant impact that Professor Hauerwas has had on staff and...
New MTh Ministry Studies Malawi programme launched
The school is proud to announce the launch of a new MTh Ministry studies programme in partnership with Zomba Theological College in Malawi. Rev Dr Kenneth Jeffrey is programme coordinator, and 14 students have been accepted to start in September. An article about the launch of the programme is available on the...
Appointment of First Kirby Laing Postdoctoral Fellow
The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Katherine M. Hockey as the first Kirby Laing Postdoctoral Fellow in New Testament Studies. Dr Hockey completed her PhD at Durham University in 2016, under the supervision of Professor John Barclay, and is presently a...
A new book by John Swinton has been honoured by Christianity Today magazine!
We are pleased to announce that Professor John Swinton's book, Becoming Friends of Time: Disability, Timefulness, and Gentle Discipleship (Baylor University press, 2016), has been honoured by Christianity Today magazine. Congratulations to Professor Swinton!
Professor Joachim Schaper elected IOSOT President 2016-2019
The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy is pleased to announce that Professor Joachim Schaper (Established Chair of Hebrew and Semitic Languages) has been elected to serve as President of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) from 2016 to 2019. This appointment was confirmed during the business...
University of Aberdeen awarded £1.2 million to support divinity research
We are pleased to announce that the University of Aberdeen has been awarded a £1.2 million endowment by the Kirby Laing Foundation to fund postdoctoral research in New Testament Studies. This grant will allow the University to offer a recurrent three-year postdoctoral research fellowship for talented emerging scholars to advance and...
John Swinton's book Dementia: Living in the Memories of God wins Michael Ramsey Prize
We are pleased to announce that Professor John Swinton has been awarded the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing for his book Dementia: Living in the Memories of God. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, presented the award to Professor Swinton at a ceremony during the Greenbelt festival on the 28th of August 2016....
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