Dr Fern InshResearch Forum Programme Manager
- PhD University of Aberdeen, 2014 (History of Art)
- MA The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2010 (History of Art)
- MA (hons) University of Aberdeen, 2009 (History of Art)
Read PhD Online:
- Digital Art History
- Scottish Visual History, early-modern to present day
Other academic activity
Convener of #DAHRG (Digital Art History Research Group)
Conference Convener of Digital Art History: Practice and Potential (October 2017)
Advisory Board Member for Gladstone’s Land, National Trust for Scotland.
Conference Papers, Talks & Media Appearances
- Scotland: The Promised Land – ‘The Cultural Revolution’ (BBC2 – April 2016).
‘What is the digital future of Art History?‘: Res|Fest 2017. March 2017. Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
‘Welcome to #DAHRG’: Digital Art Histories Symposium. November 2016. Paul Mellon Centre, London.
Selected Conference Papers:
Depicting a New Scotland: Identity and Aspiration in George Jamesone’s Paintings: Research paper given at The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies Conference. January 2017. University of St Andrews.
Monumental Passings: Exploring and Analysing the Design of Seventeenth-Century Scottish Tombs: Research paper given at Death in Scotland Conference. January 2016. University of Edinburgh.
Unseen Orders: Charles II and the Symbolic Display of Paintings at Holyrood Palace: Research paper given at the Centre for Early Modern Studies (CEMS) Seminar Series. January 2015. University of Aberdeen.
From Relegation to Elevation: The Impact of Reformation on Scottish Painted Ceilings: Research paper given at the BAA Annual Conference. June 2014. University of Aberdeen.
A Modern Cycle: Globalist-Nationalist Identity in the Visual Culture of the Seventeenth and of the Twenty-first Centuries in Scotland: Research paper given at ‘On the Edge: Transitions, Transgressions, and Transformations in Irish and Scottish Studies’. June 2013. University of Simon Fraser, Vancouver.
- Discover: Old Aberdeen (University of Aberdeen 2016).
- Insh, F. (2016). ‘From Relegation to Elevation: The Viewer’s Relationship with Painted Ceilings from the Medieval and Renaissance Eras in North-East Scotland’. British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions.
- Insh, F. (2012). ‘Recusants and the Rosary: A Seventeenth-Century Chapel in Aberdeen’, Recusant History, vol 31, no. 2.
- Insh, F. (2015). James Morrison: The North Wind, Edinburgh: The Scottish Gallery.
Insh, F. (2017). ‘Imaging Stuart Family Politics: Dynastic Crisis and Continuity – Visual Culture in Early Modernity by Catriona Murray’, Renaissance Studies, vol. 31, no. 4, 2017.
- Insh, F. (2016). ‘Scotland’s Lost Gardens by Marilyn Brown’, Scottish Historical Review, vol. 95, no. 2.
Insh, F. (2017). ‘#DAHRG and Rethinking Art History‘, British Art Studies, Issue 6.
Insh, F. (2015). ‘It’s Time to Acknowledge the Seventeenth Century in the Story of Scottish Art‘, GWW, University of Aberdeen, Oct 2015.