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Mordechai Feingold

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198835509

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198835509.001.0001

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Constructing Hidden Narratives

Constructing Hidden Narratives

The History of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), at the University of Edinburgh, 1969–2013

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(p.173) Constructing Hidden Narratives
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History of Universities
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Charlotte Lauder

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198835509.003.0007

This chapter reviews the history of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh. The IASH, formally established in 1970, is the oldest Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Britain’s first, and Scotland’s only IAS. However, in its nearly fifty-year history, no effort has been made to tell IASH’s story. This can be partly attributed to a lack of understanding of IASs within the history of education, as well as a gap in the literature concerning IASs more generally. Investigating the history of IASH and its role in the development of postgraduate study not only adds to the scholarship on post-war Scottish higher education but also highlights the impact of academic research in Scotland since the 1960s.

Keywords:   Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, IASH, University of Edinburgh, academic research, higher education

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