Laura Harrison (BA BEd MSc OCT FSAScot)

PhD Student - Scottish History


I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, researching how the medieval Scottish Wars of Independence were commemorated from 1800-1939. I have an MSc in Scottish History from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a BA (Hons) and a BEd from Brock University in Canada.     

I am a co-founder of the Scottish History Network, founder and Editor-in-Chief of the PhD blog Pubs and Publications, as well as the Postgraduate Liaison for Scottish History and a student representative at Edinburgh.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Brock University

Bachelor of Education, Brock University

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

Responsibilities & affiliations

Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Member, Scottish Medievalists

Professional member, Ontario College of Teachers

Research summary

My research interests broadly lie in how societies interpret and memorialise the medieval past. Previously I have examined the appropriation of the Declaration of Arbroath (1320) in Scotland and America. My current PhD research is concerned with nineteenth and early twentieth century commemorations of the Scottish Wars of Independence (1296-1328).