Dr Eila Williamson
- Research Fellow (English Language & Linguistics)
- Scottish place-names
- Cult of saints
- Drama, ceremonial and secular music in medieval and early modern Scotland
Eila Williamson is Research Associate on the Recovering the Earliest English Language in Scotland: evidence from place-names project. This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust from 2016 until 2018.
Previously she worked as a researcher on the AHRC-funded Scottish Toponymy in Transition project.
She is joint editor (with Prof. John J. McGavin of the University of Southampton) of the forthcoming volume on the South-East Scotland records for the Records of Early Drama: Scotland project, part of the international REED project based at the University of Toronto.
Eila Williamson graduated with an MA (Hons) in Latin and Scottish History, before completing a PhD in Scottish History (1998) at the University of Glasgow. She has worked as a researcher on several large externally-funded projects: Records of Early Drama: Scotland (University of Southampton, 1997-8; 1999-2004); Survey of Dedications to Saints in Medieval Scotland (University of Edinburgh, 2004-7); Scottish Toponymy in Transition: progressing the county surveys of the place-names of Scotland (University of Glasgow, 2011-14). Former Editor of the Innes Review (2007-12), she is currently Secretary of The Scottish Medievalists: The Society for Scottish Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
- Former Editor of The Innes Review, the journal of the Scottish Catholic Historical Association (2007-12)
- Member of the Editorial Board of The Innes Review
- Secretary of the Scottish Medievalists
- Committee member of the Sir David Lyndsay Society