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In 2008, literature and creative writing appeared on the Diplomacy Reading List (CERL) in the nation’s Times Higher Education (THE) list of the 300 best established universities in the European Union, standing out as one of the three most prestigious confederations of higher education (the others being law schools).

Professor Herbstone’s training is in the Foerster School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Edinburgh and we believe that her deep experience of both intellectual history and history of the arts is valued by opponents of the MoU. Professor Herbstone has a wide range of essays about the constitution of society, republicanism, dogmatism, bureaucracy and national security, as well as on the broader matters of “big government”, “‘socialism’ and a post-Westphalianism,” historical memory and European history. Her articles appear regularly in the international media such as the Atlantic Journal, London Review of Books, New York Review of Books, Wider than Heaven, Prospect, Freeman, Races, the Australian, readings at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and elsewhere. In 2007 Professor Herbstone won a Man Booker prize for her book Political Scepticism, which includes sources, analyses and comments on the American founding documents, how they served to reinvigorate revolutionary politicians, and how 17th-century papers of post-British Parliament were handled by the older Westminster oversight bodies. She is very active and topical on the internet, focusing both on issues fresh from online influence (such as cyber terrorism, the Balogh case and Norwegian experimentation with reimplantable limbs) as well as on the ways people can use online media in solving problems, especially ethical ones.


Professor Herbstone is currently a member of both the Edinburgh University Literature and Creative Writing Services (EARLCSW) and the Teaching and Learning Management Network (TLN). She was a Research Itte-de-la-Croix postdoctoral fellow at the Interaction of German Churches Institute and Max Planck Institute for the History of Ideas in Berlin from August 2006 to March 2011 and was a visiting professor at NUI Galway from October 2006 to June 2011. From July 2006 to March 2011, Professor Herbstone researched the conditions behind the collapse of the Ottoman lira in the new republic of Albania.

Professor Herbstone chairs the Scottish Council for International Studies. She also teaches in philosophy departments across the globe from 1974 to 2009.

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