Robert Houston#


Robert Houston
Email:rah 'at' st-andrews.ac.uk
Membership Number:2078
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Username:rhouston
Homepage: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/staff/rabhouston.html


Present and Previous Positions
  • 1995- Professor of Early Modern History at St Andrews University
  • 1993-1995- Reader in Modern History at St Andrews University
  • 1983-1993- Lecturer in Modern History at St Andrews University
  • 1981-1983- Research fellow at Clare College at Cambridge
  • 1981- Doctorate of Philosophy at Cambridge University
  • 1977- (MA)First class honours degree in Modern History at St Andrews University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social history of Britain
  • Social history of Europe
  • History of European literacy and education
  • Population history of Britain
  • History of psychiatry
  • Economic history of Britain
  • Specialization in the period c.1500-1850.

Honours and Awards
  • Member of Council of the Scottish Records Association
  • Member of the Board of Advisers at Journal of British Studies
  • Member of Association of Senior Historians
  • St Andrews representative at HELIX project
  • Member of CAIRNS (Co-operative Academic Information Retrieval Network for Scotland)
  • Member of Editorial board at BBC History Magazine
  • Member of Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts: ‘expert of international standing’
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (1988)
  • Founding editor of MacMillan/Palgrave series ‘Early Modern History: Society and Culture’

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