Lyon College professor elected to Scottish historical society

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Dr. Mark Wallace

Associate Professor of History Dr. Mark Wallace was elected to the Fellowship of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

According to, the organization’s aim is to promote the cultural heritage of Scotland. The oldest antiquarian society in Scotland, it was founded in 1780 and has existed for over 235 years. 

“I am honored to be a part of such a prestigious society,” Wallace said.

There are 3,000 Fellows worldwide, the site says, and only about 331 in the United States.

“The preservation of Scotland’s past and the promotion of its history through research and teaching is important,” Wallace said, “and working with like-minded individuals allows me to achieve these passions on an even larger global scale.”