James Fraser BA, MA, PhD, FSAScot
Senior Lecturer; Early Scottish History and Culture
Room 00M.25, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot PlaceTelephone: 0131 650 4034
Office hours: by appointment
Affiliated research centresScottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies
As an undergraduate I specialized in history at the University of Toronto, before completing my masters work in the Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, writing a dissertation examining medieval portrayals of William Wallace. In support of my studies I worked for several years as a manager and (latterly) management trainer in the private sector.
My doctoral research was undertaken here at Edinburgh under the supervision of Alex Woolf, and considered the written evidence concerning the conversion and christianisation of the Picts. I joined the ranks of the School staff in 2002, and my post was held jointly with Celtic and Scottish Studies until 2011.
I have sat on a number of University, College, School and unit management committees, especially as the School’s Director of Quality (2008-11).
I am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. I formerly sat on the executive committees of the Scottish Society for Northern Studies and the Scottish History Society; and I sit currently on the executive committee of the Scottish Historical Review Trust.