Scott Dempsey

Position: Visiting Scholar
School and/or Centres: School of History


Phone: (02) 612 57465

Location: Level 5, Room 5.20, 146 Ellery Cres


Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University (2021), Master of International Affairs with First Class Honours, Australian National University (2014) Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours, James Cook University (2013)

Thesis title: Historia Successorum Regum Britanniae: A Study in Medieval and Early Modern English Historico-Legal Argument

Scott William Dempsey completed his doctorate at the ANU's School of History, where he now holds a visiting position. He resides in New York City.

Anglo-Scottish history; British history; European history; intellectual history; history of political thought

S. W. Dempsey, 'Twilight of the Overkings: Edward I's Superior Lordship of Scotland as Paradox', in Thirteenth Century XVIII: Proceedings of the Cambridge Conference, 2019, ed. Andrew M. Spencer and Carl Watkins (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, forthcoming 2022).

S. W. Dempsey, 'The Great Cause Tribunal as a Centumviral Court: Some New Evidence and Analysis', The Scottish Historical Review 99:2 (2020), 295-300.

S. W. Dempsey, 'Reassessing the Terminological Discrepancies in the Records of the Great Cause', The Scottish Historical Review 98:2 (2019), 291-9.

S. W. Dempsey, 'The Evolution of Edward I's "Historical" Claim to Overlordship of Scotland, 1291-1301', in Fourteenth Century England XI, ed. David Green and Chris Given-Wilson (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2019), 1-30

Royal Historical Society's David Berry Prize, 2020

Visiting Scholar (Category C: Doctoral Student) in History, University of St Andrews, 2017

Australian Government Research Training Program Domestic Scholarship, 2017-19

Australian Postgraduate Award  Scholarship, 2016

Master of International Affairs Prize (Dux), 2014

Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Academic Performance in International Relations, 2014

Faculty Medal for Excellence in Law, 2013

Jean Farnfield Prize in Australian History, 2011

Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation for Academic Excellence in Law, 2010; 2011; and 2012

HIST2219: Tudor-Stuart England, c.1485-1714: Politics, Society and Culture (2017; 2020)

INTR8011: International Relations Theory (2016; 2017)

Updated:  6 July 2021/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications