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MemberKirsty Day

I am a historian of medieval religion, with particular interests in women’s and gender history, and the history of Central Europe. I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Aalborg University, and also hold an honorary research fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, I was a Teaching Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh (2016-2019) and a Teaching Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Leeds (2015-2016).

MemberWilliam L. Kelly

…Ph.D., Hebrew and Old Testament Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2017.

Exchange student, Evangelisch-theologische Fakultät, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany, Winter semester, 2014–15.

Certificate of study, French as foreign language, Institut de langue et de culture françaises, Institut Catholique, Paris, August 2013 and July 2014.

M.Th. (by Research), Hebrew and Old Testament Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2012.

M.Div., Union Presbyterian Seminary, USA, 2011.

B.A., Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Richmond, USA, 2007….

I hold a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies from the University of Edinburgh, where I was supervised by Hans M. Barstad. My doctoral thesis investigated the nature of prophecy in the book of Jeremiah. My international academic training in philosophy, religious studies, theology, and biblical studies includes study at the University of Richmond, Union Presbyterian Seminary, the University of Edinburgh, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, and l’Institut Catholique, Paris.

MemberChristian Cooijmans


PhD in Scandinavian Studies – University of Edinburgh (2018)
MSc in Medieval History – University of Edinburgh (2013)
BA in Language and Culture Studies (Medieval and Celtic Studies Track) – Utrecht University (2012)

Chris studied medieval history at Utrecht University, Trinity College Dublin, and the University of Edinburgh, and was a recent Postdoctoral Fellow at Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH). His current research at the University of Liverpool explores the reach and repercussions of viking activity across the Frankish realm, as well as its subsequent, premodern historiography.

MemberJulia Smith

…University Of Edinburgh…
…2018-2021 (expected): PhD, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom). Current working title: Illuminated Prints: Hand-Coloured Woodcuts and Engravings in the Time of Dürer
2011: Diploma in Education, University of New South Wales (Australia)

2008-2009: MA in the Dutch Golden Age, University College London (United Kingdom)

2003-2007: BA(Hons) in History and Art History, University of Auckland (New Zealand)…

I am a PhD candidate at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, UK. My research is on the phenomenon of hand-colouring prints and printed illustrated books in Renaissance Nuremberg. I started my doctorate in September 2018 and am due to complete in September 2021.

MemberEmma Susan Balkind

…University Of Edinburgh…
…Estovers: Practice based research on the concept of the commons within contemporary art
PhD in Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art (funded by AHRC)

MA in Contemporary Art Theory, Edinburgh College of At at the University of Edinburgh (funded by SAAS)

BA Hons in Film and Media Studies, University of Stirling…

I am a Teaching Fellow in Visual Culture at Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Currently I am Course Leader for Year 3 and Masters elective ‘What is the commons? Participation, objects and place in contemporary art’, and for Year 2 core teaching ‘Critical and Cultural Theories of Contemporary Art’. I teach into MA Contemporary Art Theory, MFA, and the MSc in Cultural Landscapes.

MemberAlex Woolf

I was born in Hertfordshire in 1963 but spent most of my childhood in Bexhill-on-Sea on the coast of East Sussex. Since 1995 I have taught in the Archaeology Department of University of Wales Lampeter (Now Trinity St David), The Celtic and Scottish History Departments at the University of Edinburgh (1997-2001), and in the School of History at the University of St Andrews. Interdisciplinarity has always been at the core of my academic work.

MemberAurangzeb Haneef

…The University Of Edinburgh…

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh. I am working on “Sufyan al-Thawri (d. 778) and Early Qur’anic Exegesis” under the supervision of Dr. Andreas Goerke. I hope to complete my dissertation by December 2020. I have moved back to Pakistan where I am teaching undergraduate courses in the Study of Religion/Islam at a private university in Lahore.