There are currently five academic staff members in the School of History researching principally in the field of French history, with another six possessing closely related research interests.

Staff in the School of Art History and in the Department of French (School of Modern Languages) are also closely associated with the Centre and sit on its board of management. Professor David Parrott (New College, Oxford) and Professor Peter Jackson (Glasgow) sit on the board as external advisors.

The Centre and its staff are involved in a number of research projects and also enjoy links to other research centres in France, other European countries and North America.

Management Board

School of History

School of Art History

School of Modern Languages, Department of French

External Members

Associated Staff

School of History

School of Art History

School of International Relations

School of Modern Languages, Department of French

Visiting Scholars and Fellows

Professor Jan Dumolyn (Department of Medieval History, University of Ghent, Belgium)
Visiting Scholar, autumn semester 2007

Professor Norman Ingram (Department of History, Concordia University, Canada)
Visiting Fellow, autumn semester 2009

Professor Ralph Kingston (Department of History, Auburn University, USA)
Visiting Scholar, spring semester 2010

Professor Eric Jennings (Department of History, University of Toronto, Canada)
Visiting Fellow, spring semester 2012

Professor Junko Takeda (Department of History, Maxwell School, Syracuse, USA)
Visiting Fellow, spring semester 2014

Professor Dominique Kalifa (Centre d’histoire du XIXe siècle, Université Paris I – Sorbonne, France)
Visiting Fellow, spring semester 2016

Professor Nélia Dias (ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal)
Visiting Fellow, spring semester 2018

Professor Andrew Orr (Department of History, Kansas State University)
Visiting Fellow, spring semester 2020


We are delighted to announce the publication of the next book in St Andrews Studies in French History and Culture series:
Thomas A. Donlan, The Reform of Zeal: François de Sales and Militant French Catholicism


Contact us by writing to the co-directors, Dr. Sarah Easterby-Smith and Justine Firnhaber-Baker at:

Post: Centre for French History and Culture,
School of History
University of St Andrews
St Katharine’s Lodge
The Scores
St Andrews
Fife, KY16 9BA

+44 (0)1334 462906