Journal of Scottish Historical Studies

The Journal of Scottish Historical Studies (formerly Scottish Economic and Social History) is published by Edinburgh University Press on behalf of the Economic and Social History Society of Scotland. It is a fully refereed outlet for the best research in social, economic and cultural history, in historical geography and anthropology, and in historical theory. It includes regular research and review articles, news and book reviews, and also has occasional interviews, symposia on key books, and appreciations of incidents, sources and ideas in the writing of Scotland’s history.

Published May & Nov

ISSN (print): 
1748-538X
ISSN (online): 
1755-1749

Latest articles

Volume 34 (1)

‘In sum what have I don for God or my Soule this day?: The Religious Writing of Katherine, First Duchess of Atholl (1662–1707)
Nicola Cowmeadow, vol. 34 (1): 1-19
Gender and National Identity in David Allan's Small, Domestic and Conversation Paintings
Nel Whiting, vol. 34 (1): 20-39
‘Centralisation has its draw backs as well as its advantages’: The Surrounding Burghs’ Resistance to Glasgow's Municipal Expansion, c. 1869–1912
Michael Pugh, vol. 34 (1): 40-66
Exhibiting India in Nineteenth-Century Scotland and the Impact on Commerce, Industry and Popular Culture
Stana Nenadic, vol. 34 (1): 67-89
McCaig's Tower and a Scottish Monumental Tradition
Johnny Rodger, vol. 34 (1): 90-106
Edward J. Cowan and Lizanne Henderson (eds), A History of Everyday Life in Medieval Scotland, 1000 to 1600 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. Pp. xvi + 319. ISBN 9780748621576, £24.99).
Dauvit Broun, vol. 34 (1): 107-108
Dan Embree, Edward Donald Kennedy, and Kathleen Daly (eds), Short Scottish Prose Chronicles (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2012. Pp. 395. Hardback ISBN 9781843837459, £60.00).
Caitlin Taylor Holton, vol. 34 (1): 109-110
Alan Macquarrie (ed.), Legends of Scottish Saints: Readings, hymns and prayers for the commemorations of Scottish saints in the Aberdeen Breviary (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. Pp. 520. Hardback ISBN 9781846823329, £50.00).
Mairi Taylor Cowan, vol. 34 (1): 110-112
David Worthington, British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, c. 1560–1688 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012. Pp. xxii + 232. ISBN 9780754663423, $124.95).
Jakub Basista, vol. 34 (1): 112-115
Alan R. MacDonald and Mary Verschuur (eds), Records of the Convention of Royal Burghs, 1555; 1631–1648 (The Scottish History Society, 6th ser., v. 3. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2013. Pp. vi + 348. Hardback ISBN 9780906245347, £40.00).
Laura A. M. Stewart, vol. 34 (1): 115-116
Liam Kennedy and Philip Ollerenshaw (eds), Ulster since 1600: Politics, Economy and Society (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. 355. Hardback ISBN 9780199583119, £55.00).
Eoin McLaughlin, vol. 34 (1): 116-118
Grant Tapsell (ed.), The Later Stuart Church, 1660–1714 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012. Pp. xii + 252. Hardback ISBN 9780719081606, £65.00).
Adrienne Miller, vol. 34 (1): 118-120
Kjeld Hald Galster, Danish Troops in the Williamite Army in Ireland, 1689–91 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. Pp. 256. Hardback ISBN 9781846822841, £45.00).
John R. Young, vol. 34 (1): 120-122
Archibald Pitcairne, The Phanaticks, ed. John MacQueen (Woodbridge: Boydell Press for the Scottish Text Society, 5th series, 2012. Pp. lxxxii + 247. Hardback ISBN 9781897976357, £35.00).
Colin Kidd, vol. 34 (1): 122-124
Robert G. W. Anderson and Jean Jones (eds), The Correspondence of Joseph Black, 2 vols. (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012. Pp. xiv +1564; illus. Cloth ISBN 9780754601319, £300.00).
Roger L. Emerson, vol. 34 (1): 124-126
Iain McDaniel, Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Roman Past and Europe's Future (Cambridge, MA, London: Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. ix + 270. Alk. Paper ISBN 9780674072961, $45.00).
Katherine Nicolai, vol. 34 (1): 127-128
Karen McAulay, Our Ancient National Airs: Scottish Song Collecting from the Enlightenment to the Romantic Era (Farnham, Surrey, and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. Pp. 294; illus. Hardcover ISBN 9781409450191, £65.00).
Heather Sparling, vol. 34 (1): 128-131
William Benemann, Men in Eden: William Drummond Stewart and Same-Sex Desire in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2012 Pp. ix + 343; illus. Paperback ISBN 9780803237780, $29.95).
Jodey Nurse, vol. 34 (1): 131-133
Iain Whyte, ‘Send Back the Money!’ The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery (Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., 2012. Pp. 175. ISBN 9780227173893, £20.00).
Paula E. Dumas, vol. 34 (1): 133-134
Aaron Hoffman, The Temperance Movement in Aberdeen, Scotland, 1830–1845: ‘Distilled Death and Liquid Damnation’ (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2012. Pp. ix + 585. Cloth ISBN 9780773425828, $179.95).
Annemarie McAllister, vol. 34 (1): 135-136