After completing both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh, I taught in the History Department there (1994-6) before joining the University of Stirling in 1996, where I teach eighteenth-century British political history (Parliamentary and popular) and the history of gender in Britain (c.1750-1930). I am a member of the editorial board of the online Statistical Accounts of Scotland, and a member of the editorial board of Enlightenment and Dissent.
Other Academic Activities
Member of the editorial board for Enlightenment and Dissent Enlightenment and Dissent
Member of the editorial board of the Statistical Accounts of Scotland Online Statistical Accounts of Scotland Online
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society Royal Historical Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy
My research interests lie mainly in later eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British political history, particularly British attitudes to international events such as the American and French Revolutions. My publications include A War of Ideas? British Attitudes towards the French Revolutionary Wars, 1792-1802 (1998), and British Visions of America, 1775-1820: Republican Realities (2013). I am currently engaged in two major research projects. The first compares the state trials of the 1790s in Scotland, England, Ireland, Canada and America, from the perspective of the state in the age of Enlightenment. The second is a collaboration with Dr Anthony Page (University of Tasmania) and Dr Martin Fitzpatrick (University of Aberystwyth) to publish an edition of the substantial correspondence (1750-1810) between the Ayrshire Church of Scotland minister, James Wodrow, and the Midlands merchant, Samuel Kenrick, held at the Dr Williams Library in London. I have supervised PhD theses on the origins of Scottish popular political ideas. c.1746-1790; French travellers in Scotland, c. 1780-1830; the identity and roles of Scottish MPs c.1754-1784; and the identity and ideology of Tories and Toryism in British politics c.1760-1832. I welcome enquiries regarding doctoral supervision.
Macleod E (2016) Book review of: Americomania and the French Revolution debate in Britain, 1789-1802, by Wil Verhoeven, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 387pp., ISBN 978-1-107-04019-9 (hardback), Global Discourse, 6 (1-2), pp. 165-168.
Macleod E (2015) British Radical Attitudes Towards the United States of America in the 1790s: the case of William Winterbotham. In: Pentland G, Davis MT (ed.). Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H.T. Dickinson, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 149-162.
Macleod E (2015) British Evangelicals and the United States of America, c. 1775-c.1820. In: Cross AR, Morden PJ, Randall IM (ed.). Pathways and Patterns in History: Essays on Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Modern World in Honour of David Bebbington, London and Oxford: Spurgeon's College and the Baptist Historical Society, pp. 299-318.
Macleod E (2015) Revolution. In: Garrett A, Harris JA (ed.). Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century. Volume 1: Morals, Politics, Art, Religion. A History of Scottish Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 361-403.
Macleod E (2013) Thomas Paine and Jeffersonian America. In: Newman SP, Onuf PS (ed.). Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolution. Jeffersonian America, Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, pp. 209-228.
Macleod E (2013) Conservative reaction, c.1792-1820: the case for rejection. In: British Visions of America, 1775-1820: Republican Realities. The Enlightenment World, 27, London: Pickering and Chatto, pp. 73-99.
Macleod E (2012) Book review of: Radicalism, Reform and National Identity in Scotland, 1820–1833, by Gordon
Pentland (Woodbridge: Boydell P., for the Royal Historical Soc., 2008; pp.234. ISBN-10: 0861932994; ISBN-13: 978-0861932993, English Historical Review, 127 (524), pp. 195-196.
Macleod E (2010) Book review of: The Scottish People and the French Revolution. By Bob Harris. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2008. Pp. viii, 340. ISBN: 9781851968848., Scottish Historical Review, 89 (2), pp. 271-272.
Macleod E (2010) Book review of: British Pamphlets on the American Revolution, 1763-1783, pt 1, 1763-1776, ed by Harry T. Dickinson. London: Pickering and Chatto. 2007. 4 vols. ISBN:
978-1-85196-886-2, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 33 (1), pp. 122-124.
Macleod E (2010) 'Thinking Minds of Both Sexes’: Patriotism, British Bluestockings, and the Wars against Revolutionary America and France, 1775–1802. In: Hagemann Karen, Mettele Gisela, Rendall Jane (ed.). Gender, War and Politics: Transatlantic Perspectives, 1775-1830. War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 247-264.
Macleod E (2009) Book review of: Trials for Treason and Sedition, 1792-1794. Edited by John Barrell and Jon Mee. London: Pickering and Chatto. Part 1: 2006. 5 vols. ISBN: 1-85196-732-X. Part 2: 2007. 3 vols. ISBN: 978-1-85196-811-4., Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 32 (2), pp. 268-270.
Macleod E (2007) Book review of: The Independent Man: Citizenship and Gender Politics in Georgian England. By
Matthew McCormack. Manchester University Press. 2005. ix + 222pp. ISBN-10: 0719070554; ISBN-13: 978-0719070556, History, 92 (307), pp. 399-400.
Macleod E (2005) Scottish Responses to the Irish Rebellion of 1798. In: Brotherstone Terry, Clark Anna, Whelan Kevin (ed.). These Fissured Isles: Ireland, Scotland and British History, 1798-1848, Edinburgh: Birlinn (Imprint: John Donald), pp. 123-140.