Elected: 1979
Discipline: Language, Literature and History
Professor Archibald Alexander McBeth Duncan FBA FRSE

Emeritus Professor of Scottish History and Literature, University of Glasgow.

First published by the Herald and reproduced with permission

Professor Archie Duncan, who died on 20 December 2017 at the age of 91, was one of the foremost Scottish historians in the modern era.

He was one of the last of a generation of pioneers who established Scottish History as a subject of academic research in all its aspects. He was also a scholar ahead of his time, whose restless questioning of his own and others’ assumptions and practices made him one of the most intellectually interesting and complex medieval historians of the 20th century. Read more