School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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Dr Julian Goodare


Reader; History


Contact information
Address: Room 00M.31, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 4021
Office hours: Tuesdays 9.00 to 11.00 am; Thursdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm

Senior Tutor (Undergraduate)

Affiliated research centres
Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

I gained both my degrees from the University of Edinburgh in the 1980s, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the University in the early 1990s. I then went on to hold lectureships in the University of Wales, Lampeter, and in the University of Sheffield, and a Visiting Fellowship in the University of London. In 1998 I was appointed Lecturer in Scottish History in the University of Edinburgh. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004 and to Reader in 2006.

I was Publication Secretary of the Scottish History Society from 1989 to 2002. I was Director of the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft which went online in 2003.

External appointments

Since 1998 I have been an Associate Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (published in 2004), responsible for entries on sixteenth-century Scotland.

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