School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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Dr Alasdair Raffe

BA, MSc, PhD



Contact information
Address: Room 03.16, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 651 4269
Office hours: Thursdays 2-4

I was born and brought up in Edinburgh. I studied Modern History and Politics at Oxford, where week one’s tutorial – on the revolution of 1688 – made a lasting impression. I first attempted to make sense of the religious implications of the revolution in Scotland in an undergraduate thesis submitted in 2003. I had another go in my postgraduate research, completing my PhD at Edinburgh in 2007. The revolution remains a preoccupation, but (fortunately for myself and any readers) I have found other things to write about as well.


After my PhD, I was Research Associate in History at Durham University (2007-10), and then spent two and a half enjoyable years as a Lecturer in History at Northumbria University. I returned to Edinburgh as a Chancellor’s Fellow in September 2013.