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Dr Tom Turpie


History University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Tom Turpie

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A native of south east London, I moved to Scotland in 2001 to take my undergraduate degree, choosing Stirling partly as the result of a very sunny (February) open day. During my undergraduate years I was fortunate to undertake a year abroad at the University of Kansas.

It was at Stirling that I developed my passion for medieval, and specifically Scottish, history and after graduating in 2005 I decided to take this interest further. Moving to Edinburgh I completed a MSc in Medieval History and then a PhD which explored the role of local and national saints’ cults and shrines in the devotional culture of late medieval and early modern Scotland.

After completing my doctorate at Edinburgh in 2011, I returned to the University of Stirling, first working as a researcher on the AHRC funded Corpus of Scottish Medieval Parish Churches (2012-2013), and subsequently as a Teaching Assistant, Researcher and Lecturer.

As a freelance historian, I have also collaborated on a number of projects outside of academia, including the Family Names UK Project (2013-2014), the Fife Pilgrim Way (2016) and Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Burgh Survey (2016-2017).


PhD in History
University of Edinburgh

MSc in Medieval History
University of Edinburgh

BA (Hons) History
University of Stirling

Other Project

Project Historian
• Project historian on the Public History enterprise, Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Burgh Survey • Role involved historical research on Anstruther and Kilrenny and co-authoring the survey monograph due for publication in 2017 • Role also included organising and supervising local volunteer involvement in the project and supplying material for social media and project marketing

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