Dr Steven Reid

  • Senior Lecturer in Scottish History (History)

Research interests

My research interests lie broadly in the intellectual, political and religious history of Scotland between c. 1450 and c. 1650, but my current research centres on the early life and reign of James VI in Scotland (1567-1603), and the society, politics and culture of his reign. I also have a strong secondary interest in Mary Queen of Scots, particularly her relationship with James and the way she has been remembered and reimagined in the centuries since her removal from the Scottish throne. I would be happy to supervise postgraduate research in any of the following areas:

  • The life and reign of King James VI and I (1567-1625). 
  • The life and reign of Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1567/1587)
  • Latin texts by Scottish authors and the role of Latin in Scottish cultural life, c.1480-1700. 
  • The career and writings of the divine and educational reformer Andrew Melville (1545-1622).
  • The Protestant reform of Scottish higher education, c.1560-1625. 
  • Developments in the Scottish church, c. 1450-c. 1650.
  • The impact of the European Renaissance and Reformation on Scotland, and vice versa.

My current major project is a monograph on James’ childhood and rise to power (provisionally titled The Long Apprenticeship: the Minority and Rise to Power of James VI, 1566-1585, to be published by Birlinn in 2020), which also focusses on fundamentally re-assessing the political narrative and factional struggles of this period. I am also working on a parallel full-length study of the life and career of Archbishop Patrick Adamson (1537-1592), which has a stronger emphasis on church-state relations in the same period. In addition, I am co-investigator of the Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded research network grant, ‘“In my end is my beginning”: the memorialisation and cultural afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots, 1567-present’.


Grants

I am currently co-investigator (with Anne Dulau-Beveridge of the Hunterian) on the Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded research network grant, ‘“In my end is my beginning”: the memorialisation and cultural afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots, 1567-present’. This project brings together over 40 academics, curators, writers and artists to examine why Mary Queen of Scots remains such an enduring subject of public fascination, despite the fact that she was only active as queen of Scotland for six years between 1561 and 1567. The project also looks at the ways in which Mary has been remembered and portrayed in Scotland over the centuries since her abdication, and how the view of her has changed in accordance with shifting values in Scottish culture and society. The project began in December 2018, and is set to continue until February 2021, followed by a major exhibition on Mary’s life at the Hunterian Art Gallery resulting from the project in 2022.

Between 2012 and 2015 I was the sole principal investigator for the AHRC-funded project Bridging the Continental Divide: neo-Latin and its cultural role in Jacobean Scotland. The project’s main output was a 350,000-word electronic critical edition and translation of a selection of poets from the Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum (Amsterdam, 1637), the largest anthology of Scottish Neo-Latin verse ever produced. The project also produced an edited collection of essays, a printed anthology of a selection of the poems, and a range of articles (details of these can be found on my publications page).

I was one of eleven researchers on Alexander Broadie's project, funded by a £90,000 Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant, which investigated the history and development of philosophy in seventeenth-century Scotland, and its linkages with philosophical practice in France in the same period. The project included five workshops and a closing conference between 2010 and 2013, and has multiple outcomes in press, including two books, and a website in development which will continue to be updated as an ongoing resource.

I was awarded a Fulbright Scholars Award, funded by the US-UK Fulbright Commission and the Scottish Government, to take up the post of visiting lecturer in Church History at Yale Divinity School between January and May 2012, where I taught a course on the history of the Scottish Reformation and its impact on Scotland’s cultural life. Whilst there I also continued my work on the neo-Latin poetry of Andrew Melville, the results of which appeared in the edited collection on Melville co-edited with Professor Roger Mason.


Teaching

Sub-Honours Modules

• History 1A: Scotland’s Millenium, c. 1000-1999

Honours Modules

• Art, Culture and Patronage in Renaissance Scotland, 1406-1603
• Reformation! Europe in the Age of Religious War, 1517-1618
• The Reign of James VI, 1578-1603 (Special Subject)

Taught Postgraduate Modules

  • The Scottish Reformation: Debates and Texts 

Publications

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Number of items: 23.

2018

Innes, S. and Reid, S. (2018) Expressions of faith: religious writing. In: Royan, N. (ed.) The International Companion to Scottish Literature 1400-1650. Series: International companions to Scottish literature (6). Scottish Literature International: Glasgow, pp. 60-78. ISBN 9781908980236

Reid, S. J. (2018) Riley (ed.), Icon Animorum or The Mirror of Minds. Scottish Historical Review, 97(1), pp. 125-127. (doi:10.3366/shr.2018.0359) [Book Review]

Reid, S. J. (2018) Classical reception and erotic Latin poetry in Sixteenth-Century Scotland: the case of Thomas Maitland (ca. 1548–1572). In: Petrina, A. and Johnston, I. (eds.) The Impact of Latin Culture on Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing. Series: Studies in Medieval and early modern culture. Medieval Institute Publications: Kalamazoo, MI, pp. 3-40. ISBN 9781580442817 (doi:10.2307/j.ctv19x4mn.5)

2017

Reid, S. (2017) 'Ane Uniformitie in Doctrine and good Order’: The Scottish Universities in the Age of the Covenant, 1638–1649. History of Universities, 29(2), pp. 13-41.

Kerr-Peterson, M. and Reid, S. J. (Eds.) (2017) James VI and Noble Power in Scotland 1578-1603. Series: Routledge research in early modern history. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138946064

Kerr-Peterson, M. and Reid, S. J. (2017) Introduction. In: Kerr-Peterson, M. and Reid, S. J. (eds.) James VI and Noble Power in Scotland 1578-1603. Series: Routledge research in early modern history. Routledge: London, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9781138946064

Reid, S. J. (2017) Of bairns and bearded men: James VI and the Ruthven Raid. In: Reid, S. J. and Kerr-Peterson, M. (eds.) James VI and Noble Power in Scotland 1578-1603. Series: Routledge research in early modern history. Routledge: London, pp. 32-56. ISBN 9781138946064

2016

Reid, S. (2016) Reformed scholasticism, proto-empiricism and the intellectual 'Long Reformation' in Scotland: the philosophy of the 'Aberdeen Doctors', c. 1619-c. 1641. In: McCallum, J. (ed.) Scotland's Long Reformation: New Perspectives on Scottish Religion, c. 1500-c. 1660. Series: St. Andrews studies in Reformation history. Brill: Leiden ; Boston, pp. 149-178. ISBN 9789004323933

Reid, S. J. (2016) A Latin renaissance in reformation Scotland? Print trends in Scottish Latin literature, c. 1480-1700. Scottish Historical Review, 95(1), pp. 1-29. (doi:10.3366/shr.2016.0274)

Reid, S. and McOmish, D. (Eds.) (2016) Neo-Latin Literature and Literary Culture in Early Modern Scotland. Series: Brill studies in intellectual history. Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004330719

Reid, S. J. (2016) France through the eyes of Scottish Neo-Latinists: snapshots from the Delitiae Peotarum Scotorum. In: Reid, S. J. and McOmish, D. (eds.) Neo-Latin Literature and Literary Culture in Early Modern Scotland. Series: Brill studies in intellectual history (260). Brill: Leiden, pp. 10-39. ISBN 9789004330719 (doi:10.1163/9789004330733_003)

Reid, S. J. (2016) Introduction. In: Reid, S. J. and McOmish, D. (eds.) Neo-Latin Literature and Literary Culture in Early Modern Scotland. Series: Brill studies in intellectual history (260). Brill: Leiden, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9789004330719 (doi:10.1163/9789004330733_002)

Reid, S. J. (2016) Renaissance and reformation: part 1: origins to 1633. In: Davies, P. V., Ashworth, S., Durndell, H., Hoare, P., Richmond, L. and Smith, G. (eds.) The University of Glasgow Library: Friendly Shelves. The Friends of Glasgow University Library in association with the University Library: Glasgow, pp. 15-23. ISBN 9780993518508

2015

Reid, S. and McOmish, D. (2015) Bridging the Continental Divide. [Website]

2014

Reid, S. J. and Mason, R. A. (Eds.) (2014) Andrew Melville (1545-1622): Writings, Reception, and Reputation. Series: St Andrews Studies in Reformation History. Ashgate: Farnham. ISBN 9781409474401

2013

Reid, S. (2013) “Quasi Sybillae Divina Folia”: the anatomy of the Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum. In: Hadley-Williams, J. and McClure, J.D. (eds.) Fresche Fontanis: Studies in the Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Scotland. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Cambridge, pp. 397-414. ISBN 9781443844819

2012

Reid, S.J. (2012) The Parish of Govan and the Principals of the University of Glasgow, 1577-1621. Friends of Govan old lecture series(8),

2011

Reid, S.J. and Wilson, E.A. (Eds.) (2011) Ramus, Pedagogy and the Liberal Arts: Ramism in Britain and the Wider World. Ashgate: Farnham. ISBN 9780754667940

Reid, S.J. (2011) Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560-1625. Series: St Andrews studies in reformation history. Ashgate: Farnham, UK. ISBN 9781409400059

2010

Reid, S.J. (2010) Lecture notes on dialectic by John Malcolm, c.1584–6. In: Reid, N. and Boulay, M. (eds.) Treasures of St Andrews University Library. Third Millenium Publishing: London, UK, pp. 114-115. ISBN 9781906507152

2009

Reid, S. (2009) Andrew Melville, sacred chronology and world history: the Carmina Danielis 9 and the Antichristus. Innes Review, 60(1), pp. 1-21. (doi:10.3366/E0020157X09000390)

2007

Reid, S.J. (2007) Aberdeen's 'Toun College': Marischal College, 1593-1623. Innes Review, 58(2), pp. 173-195.

Reid, S.J. (2007) Early polemic by Andrew Melville: the Carmen Mosis (1574) and the St Bartholomew's day massacres. Renaissance and Reformation, 30(4), pp. 63-82.

This list was generated on Sun Aug 18 02:10:01 2019 BST.
Number of items: 23.

Articles

Reid, S. (2017) 'Ane Uniformitie in Doctrine and good Order’: The Scottish Universities in the Age of the Covenant, 1638–1649. History of Universities, 29(2), pp. 13-41.

Reid, S. J. (2016) A Latin renaissance in reformation Scotland? Print trends in Scottish Latin literature, c. 1480-1700. Scottish Historical Review, 95(1), pp. 1-29. (doi:10.3366/shr.2016.0274)

Reid, S.J. (2012) The Parish of Govan and the Principals of the University of Glasgow, 1577-1621. Friends of Govan old lecture series(8),

Reid, S. (2009) Andrew Melville, sacred chronology and world history: the Carmina Danielis 9 and the Antichristus. Innes Review, 60(1), pp. 1-21. (doi:10.3366/E0020157X09000390)

Reid, S.J. (2007) Aberdeen's 'Toun College': Marischal College, 1593-1623. Innes Review, 58(2), pp. 173-195.

Reid, S.J. (2007) Early polemic by Andrew Melville: the Carmen Mosis (1574) and the St Bartholomew's day massacres. Renaissance and Reformation, 30(4), pp. 63-82.

Books

Reid, S.J. (2011) Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560-1625. Series: St Andrews studies in reformation history. Ashgate: Farnham, UK. ISBN 9781409400059

Book Sections

Innes, S. and Reid, S. (2018) Expressions of faith: religious writing. In: Royan, N. (ed.) The International Companion to Scottish Literature 1400-1650. Series: International companions to Scottish literature (6). Scottish Literature International: Glasgow, pp. 60-78. ISBN 9781908980236

Reid, S. J. (2018) Classical reception and erotic Latin poetry in Sixteenth-Century Scotland: the case of Thomas Maitland (ca. 1548–1572). In: Petrina, A. and Johnston, I. (eds.) The Impact of Latin Culture on Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing. Series: Studies in Medieval and early modern culture. Medieval Institute Publications: Kalamazoo, MI, pp. 3-40. ISBN 9781580442817 (doi:10.2307/j.ctv19x4mn.5)

Kerr-Peterson, M. and Reid, S. J. (2017) Introduction. In: Kerr-Peterson, M. and Reid, S. J. (eds.) James VI and Noble Power in Scotland 1578-1603. Series: Routledge research in early modern history. Routledge: London, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9781138946064

Reid, S. J. (2017) Of bairns and bearded men: James VI and the Ruthven Raid. In: Reid, S. J. and Kerr-Peterson, M. (eds.) James VI and Noble Power in Scotland 1578-1603. Series: Routledge research in early modern history. Routledge: London, pp. 32-56. ISBN 9781138946064

Reid, S. (2016) Reformed scholasticism, proto-empiricism and the intellectual 'Long Reformation' in Scotland: the philosophy of the 'Aberdeen Doctors', c. 1619-c. 1641. In: McCallum, J. (ed.) Scotland's Long Reformation: New Perspectives on Scottish Religion, c. 1500-c. 1660. Series: St. Andrews studies in Reformation history. Brill: Leiden ; Boston, pp. 149-178. ISBN 9789004323933

Reid, S. J. (2016) France through the eyes of Scottish Neo-Latinists: snapshots from the Delitiae Peotarum Scotorum. In: Reid, S. J. and McOmish, D. (eds.) Neo-Latin Literature and Literary Culture in Early Modern Scotland. Series: Brill studies in intellectual history (260). Brill: Leiden, pp. 10-39. ISBN 9789004330719 (doi:10.1163/9789004330733_003)

Reid, S. J. (2016) Introduction. In: Reid, S. J. and McOmish, D. (eds.) Neo-Latin Literature and Literary Culture in Early Modern Scotland. Series: Brill studies in intellectual history (260). Brill: Leiden, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9789004330719 (doi:10.1163/9789004330733_002)

Reid, S. J. (2016) Renaissance and reformation: part 1: origins to 1633. In: Davies, P. V., Ashworth, S., Durndell, H., Hoare, P., Richmond, L. and Smith, G. (eds.) The University of Glasgow Library: Friendly Shelves. The Friends of Glasgow University Library in association with the University Library: Glasgow, pp. 15-23. ISBN 9780993518508

Reid, S. (2013) “Quasi Sybillae Divina Folia”: the anatomy of the Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum. In: Hadley-Williams, J. and McClure, J.D. (eds.) Fresche Fontanis: Studies in the Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Scotland. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Cambridge, pp. 397-414. ISBN 9781443844819

Reid, S.J. (2010) Lecture notes on dialectic by John Malcolm, c.1584–6. In: Reid, N. and Boulay, M. (eds.) Treasures of St Andrews University Library. Third Millenium Publishing: London, UK, pp. 114-115. ISBN 9781906507152

Book Reviews

Reid, S. J. (2018) Riley (ed.), Icon Animorum or The Mirror of Minds. Scottish Historical Review, 97(1), pp. 125-127. (doi:10.3366/shr.2018.0359) [Book Review]

Edited Books

Kerr-Peterson, M. and Reid, S. J. (Eds.) (2017) James VI and Noble Power in Scotland 1578-1603. Series: Routledge research in early modern history. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138946064

Reid, S. and McOmish, D. (Eds.) (2016) Neo-Latin Literature and Literary Culture in Early Modern Scotland. Series: Brill studies in intellectual history. Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004330719

Reid, S. J. and Mason, R. A. (Eds.) (2014) Andrew Melville (1545-1622): Writings, Reception, and Reputation. Series: St Andrews Studies in Reformation History. Ashgate: Farnham. ISBN 9781409474401

Reid, S.J. and Wilson, E.A. (Eds.) (2011) Ramus, Pedagogy and the Liberal Arts: Ramism in Britain and the Wider World. Ashgate: Farnham. ISBN 9780754667940

Website

Reid, S. and McOmish, D. (2015) Bridging the Continental Divide. [Website]

This list was generated on Sun Aug 18 02:10:01 2019 BST.