Ashlyn Cudney

Thesis title: Social Control and Disciplinary Bias: Bute, 1648-1700


MLitt Early Modern History- University of St Andrews (2018-2019)

  • Dissertation Title: 'Women's Religious Offences in the Dunfermline Kirk Session Records, 1640-1689'

BA- DePauw University (2015-2018)

  • Majors- History and Anthropology

Undergraduate teaching

The History of Edinburgh: From Din Eidyn to Festival City- Spring 2022

Introduction to Historiography- Fall 2021



Invited speaker

Friends of Dundonald Castle, 21 October 2021- "Fairies, Farm and Family: Witchcraft in 17th century Dundonald"

Papers delivered

Ecclesiastical History Society Summer Conference, 19-21 July 2022- "Gender Double-Standards in the Reformed Church of Scotland"

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Festival, 17-18 June 2022- "Establishing Paternity in Seventeenth-Century Scotland: A Case Study of Rothesay, 1660"

Newcastle University's 19th Annual Postgraduate Forum Conference, 25 May 2022- "'Discreetly and meekly': Socioeconomic Status and the Lived Experience of Religious Social Control in Seventeenth-Century Bute"

Scottish Church History Society Spring Conference, 12 March 2022 - "'Winn him with mildness': Marital Reconciliation in the Seventeenth-Century Kirk Session"