Gordon Pentland M.A. (Oxon), M.Sc., Ph.D., F.S.A.Scot., F.R.HistS
Room 1.24, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot PlaceTelephone: 0131 650 8354
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I am privileged to have spent my life between three beautiful cities. A native of Edinburgh, I graduated from the University of Oxford in 1999 and immediately took the high road back north to indulge a continuing interest in historical research. In particular, I was interested in researching Scottish history and Edinburgh was (and remains) the best place to do this. After completing an M.Sc. in 2000 and a Ph.D. in 2004 I worked for eighteen months as a lecturer in European history at the University of York. I returned to Edinburgh in 2006 to take up a two-year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship followed by a lectureship in history. I was promoted to senior lecturer in 2011.
- Appointed editor of the Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 2010-.
- Historical consultant on the BBC network series A History of Scotland, 2008-9.
- Elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, 2008-.
- Elected a council member of the Scottish History Society, 2007-11.
Appointed fellow of RSE Young Academy of Scotland, 2011