History Scotland's new Reviews Editor
Born and raised in Inverness, Allan Kennedy read Scottish History at the University of Stirling, where he also studied for a Masters degree in Historical Research and a PhD, gaining the latter in 2012. His doctoral research explored the relationship between the Scottish Highlands and central government during the reigns of Charles II (1660-85) and James VII (1685-88), and led ultimately to his first book, Governing Gaeldom: The Scottish Highlands and the Restoration State, which was shortlisted for the Saltire Society History Book of the Year Award in 2014. He has also written a number of journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of early-modern Scotland, as well as contributing in the past to History Scotland.
A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Allan is currently Research Associate in British/Scottish History at the University of Manchester, where he is involved in an AHRC-funded research project exploring Scottish migration to England in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He is also interested in the history of crime and punishment, and hopes (eventually) to publish a book on this topic covering the later seventeenth century.
As Reviews Editor, Allan would welcome comments and feedback on this section of the magazine, and he would also be happy to add new reviewers to the team. You can contact Allan by email.