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The Aberdeen History Department was established in 1898, although of course the University’s first Historian was also its first Principal, Hector Boece of King’s College (d.1536). The Department’s first professional chair, the Burnett-Fletcher Chair of History, was founded in 1903. Since then professors of History at Aberdeen have included eminent scholars with a breadth of talent, such as historian of Scotland and musicologist C.S. Terry, the medievalist and legal historian G.O. Sayles, and the Africanist John Hargreaves.

All members of staff in the History department are actively pursuing their research interests at the cutting edge of their respective fields. We have experienced and committed teachers and supervisors who will strive to enrich your experience at the University of Aberdeen and enable you to realise your ambition.

History Staff

Name Position Room Ext Email address
Dr Richard Anderson Lecturer CA108 2460 richard.anderson@abdn.ac.uk
Professor Jackson Armstrong                     Senior Lecturer Head of Discipline for History CA206     2456        j.armstrong@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Brad Bow Senior Lecturer HMA2/CAG11 4342 bradford.bow@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Cecilia Brioni Lecturer CA212 3893 cecilia.brioni@abdn.ac.uk
Professor Michael Brown Chair in Irish, Scottish & Enlightenment History CA110 2472 m.brown@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Hannah Burrows Senior Lecturer CA102 2739 hannah.burrows@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Alessandra Cecolin Lecturer CA205 2348 alessandra.cecolin@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Andrew Dilley Senior Lecturer CA105 3884 a.dilley@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner Lecturer in Church History CA210 3110 m.ehrenschwendtner@abdn.ac.uk
Professor Karin Friedrich Chair in Early Modern History CA207 2451 k.friedrich@abdn.ac.uk
Professor Robert Frost Burnett-Fletcher Chair in History CA112 2453 robert.frost@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Marcel Garbos Research Fellow CAG04 3886 marcel.garbos@abdn.ac.uk
Professor Marjory Harper Professor of History CA211 4473 m.harper@abdn.ac.uk
Dr William Hepburn Teaching Fellow CA216 3608 william.hepburn3@abdn.ac.uk
Professor Tony Heywood Professor CA104 2640 t.heywood@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Anna Lively Teaching Fellow CA101a 4245 anna.lively@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Clare Loughlin Lecturer CA213 3894 clare.loughlin@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Alastair Macdonald Senior Lecturer CA103 3927 a.j.macdonald@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Laura Mair Lecturer CA203 2219 laura.mair@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Ben Marsden Senior Lecturer in the History of Science CA204 2637 b.marsden@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Heidi Mehrkens Lecturer CA111 2466 heidi.mehrkens@abdn.ac.uk
Professor William Naphy Professor CA109 3928 w.g.naphy@abdn.ac.uk
Professor Ralph O'Connor Professor in the Literature & Culture of Britain, Ireland and Iceland CA215 2467 r.oconnor@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Frederik Pedersen Emeritus Senior Lecturer     frederik.pedersen@abdn.ac.uk
Dr Owen Walsh Lecturer CAG09 2798 owen.walsh@abdn.ac.uk
Professor Thomas Weber Professor of History and International Affairs CAG03 3539 t.weber@abdn.ac.uk

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