Dr Nicola Martin

The Centre for History


Twitter: @NicolaMartin14

tel: 01463 279 000

Available to talk to the media about

  • Jacobitism
  • British Army (18th century)
  • Early American history
  • Indigenous history
  • British imperialism
  • Scottish and British history (1688-1815)

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I am a transatlantic military historian, specialising in eighteenth-century British imperialism and Jacobitism. I completed my AHRC funded PhD ‘The Cultural Paradigms of British Imperialism in the Militarisation of Scotland and North America, c.1745-1775’ with the University of Stirling in 2019. Having focused on Scottish History, primarily Jacobitism, for my BA(Hons) and MSc at the University of Strathclyde, my doctoral research took a transatlantic approach to warfare and pacification, examining how militarisation affected attitudes towards Scottish Highlanders, Indigenous peoples, and colonial settlers. I joined the Centre for History as a teaching assistant in September 2018 and as a lecturer in November 2019, having previously taught at the University of Stirling and for the University of Dundee/Open University.

Current research

  • Militarisation and the role of the British army in the coming of the American Revolution
  • Military-civil relations, including military-indigenous relations
  • Loyalism and anti-Jacobitism

Research groups and interests

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Secretary of the Jacobite Studies Trust
  • Member of the Eighteenth Century Scottish Studies Society
  • Member of the British Academy ECR Network (Scotland)
  • Member of the Scottish History Society
  • Member of the Renaissance and Early Modern Research Alliance, UHI

Selected publications

Details available on UHI's PURE webpages: https://pure.uhi.ac.uk/en/persons/nicola-martin