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Professor Frank Cogliano

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Frank Cogliano BA, MA, PhD, F.R.Hist.

Professor of American History


Dean International for North America

Room 00M.28, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place

Telephone: 0131 650 3774
Fax: 0131 651 3070
Office hours: Mondays 11am-1pm and by appointment via or 0131 650 3774


I was born and raised in Massachusetts. My adolescence coincided with the bicentennial of the American Revolution—unsurprisingly a much bigger event in New England than in Britain. Repeated school trips to Plimoth Plantation, Lexington and Concord, the site of the Boston Tea Party and other stops along Boston’s “Freedom Trail” fostered in me an interest in early American history. I pursued this interest as an undergraduate at Tufts University and a postgraduate at Boston University. In 1992 I came to Britain to take up a temporary lectureship. Originally I intended to stay for a year. Happily, here I remain, having come to Edinburgh in 1997.

External appointments

  • Editorial Board, Journal of the Early Republic
  • Management Group, Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities

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