School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Chancellor's Fellow receives book prize

The School congratulates Chancellor's Fellow in History, Dr Alasdair Raffe, who has been awarded a prestigious Scottish History book prize. (Published 11 February 2015)

Dr Alasdair Raffe has been awarded the Senior Hume Brown Prize for his book, The Culture of Controversy: Religious Arguments in Scotland, 1660-1714 (2012) . The prestigious award is made bi-annually for 'the best first book on any aspect of Scottish History'.

Dr Raffe is Chancellor's Fellow in History at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. His research focuses on religion, politics and ideas in early modern Scotland and his published work addresses the nature of religious controversy, the Restoration settlement, the revolution of 1688-90 and the union of 1707.

Dr Raffe's staff profile