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Professor Christopher Smout FBA

About this Fellow




Current post

  • Historiographer Royal in Scotland

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Economic History, University of Edinburgh, 1972 - 1979
  • Professor of Scottish History, University of St Andrews, 1980 - 1991
  • Director, Institute of Environmental History, University of St Andrews, 1991 - 2000


History of the Scottish people, 1560-1830 1969

Victorian values (_PBA_ 78, 1992)

Century of the Scottish people, 1830-1950 1986

Nature contested 2000

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International history of 20th century Europe and the United States: the expanding domestic and foreign context of international relations; comparative history of the administration and conduct of foreign relations.

Professor Martin Rudwick

History of earth sciences, especially the reconstruction of the earth's pre-human history, 1750-1850; the history of visual imagery in the natural sciences; epistemic issues in field- and museum-based sciences

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