Professor Tom Devine is regarded as the leading authority on the history of modern Scotland. He is the only historian recipient of Scotland’s supreme academic accolade, the Royal Medal, presented by HM The Queen.
His publications include the international bestseller ‘The Scottish Nation’ and the story of Scots’ role in the world, ‘To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland’s Global Diaspora 1750-2010’, which was named Book of The Year 2011 by The Herald, Scotland on Sunday, The Spectator and The Economist.
Professor Devine’s main research interest is the history of the Scottish nation since c.1600 and its global connections and impact. He has written or edited over three dozen books and over 100 articles on the subject. He is currently Personal Senior Research Professor of History at The University of Edinburgh and often speaks on historical, cultural and current affairs programmes on radio and TV.
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