BiographyDr Kirsteen M MacKenzie is an academic historian who specialises in early modern British and Irish history from 1603-1788. Her areas of expertise are the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1638-1660 and the Jacobites 1688-1788.
Dr MacKenzie has published many articles on British and Irish politics, religion and diplomacy in the mid-seventeenth century. Her first major book entitled ‘The Solemn League and Covenant and the Cromwellian Union 1643-1663’ is published by Routledge.
Dr MacKenzie also has a keen interest in French history particularly during the reign of Louis XIV.
Currently she is continuing to expand her horizons as a historian and is working on obtaining qualifications in French, Latin and Scottish Gaelic.
Dr MacKenzie was has worked at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen. Most recently she was a Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen between 2014-2017.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Dr MacKenzie’s research interests are in Early Modern British and Irish History from c.1603-1788. In particular she is focused on the following areas:
The Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1638-1660
Most recently Dr MacKenzie’s research and publications have focused of the ‘covenanted interest’ of the Three Kingdoms from 1638-1660 and has a forthcoming monograph on the subject due to be published by Routledge in September 2017.
Dr MacKenzie has published journal articles on the multiple political, religious and diplomatic dimensions of the conflict.
Print Culture in the Seventeenth Century
Dr MacKenzie has had a longstanding interest in this field since her undergraduate days and has followed recent developments closely. Dr MacKenzie has been approached by Routledge to produce a cutting edge volume on print culture. Her own focus is on print culture during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
The Jacobites 1688-1788
One of Dr MacKenzie’s emerging interests is on the Jacobite conflicts between 1688-1788. In particular she is interested in the impact of the conflict on the lives of ordinary people particularly those living in Britain and Ireland.
Dr MacKenzie is currently transcribing a diary which gives a valuable insight into the Jacobite wars from the perspective of an ordinary working man.
Relations between France and Britain: Anglo-French and Franco-Scottish Diplomacy
Dr MacKenzie has had an interest in this area since the mid-1990s and is at the moment focusing her attention on the period between 1638-1715 and hopes to expand her interest in this area significantly in the near future.