This marks the first of hopefully many weekly digests that we’ll be sending – a brief summary of what is going on in the field of Scottish history. We are attempting to strike a balance between providing information of interest to academic researchers, students of Scottish history at all levels, heritage practitioners and anyone else with a personal or professional interest in the subject.
Doubtless the format and contents of these digests will evolve substantially as we go on, and we welcome any and all feedback and input into how we should go about this. Ultimately, our aim is to be useful to our readers, and if there are things we can do that you might find helpful, please let us know. In particular, if we have missed something, or there is something you would like us to promote in the future, we welcome all such submissions.
This isn’t the place to go over the Network’s aims and activities in detail, but if you would like to know more please check out our statement of purpose or get in contact with us directly.
– The Scottish History Network Team
Until 29 Feb: LGBT History Month events throughout Scotland
Thursday (25 Feb): Arts & Business Scotland, ‘Crowdfunding for Arts & Heritage Organisations’.
From 10 March: National Museum of Scotland, ‘Celts: Art and Identity’.
Saturday 12 March: Scottish History Society, Annual Presidential Lecture and Editor’s Panel.
Tuesday (23 Feb): The Huntlerian and University of Glasgow, Collecting and Not Collecting Recent Scientific Heritage
Saturday and Sunday (20-21 Feb): Stirling Castle, Douglas Murder Anniversary Tour
Thursday (25 Feb): Stirling Local History Society, ‘Projecting ‘Princelie Majestie’ in the Reign of James V: Ceremony, Ritual and the Visible Monarch’.
Saturday (20 Feb): Renfrewshire Tapestry project launch
8 March: Kings Museum and Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, ‘White, Black and Grey: Excavated Medieval Friaries in Aberdeen’
12 March: Scotland’s Urban Past and Voluntary Arts Scotland, ‘Scotland’s Urban Past in Dumfries’.
|Public lectures and seminars, 22-28 February.
- Trevor Royle, Culloden: Scotland’s Last Battle and the Forging of the British Empire (Little, Brown) Release date: 4/2/16
- Cathryn Spence, Women, Credit and Debt in Early Modern Scotland (Manchester University Press) Release date: February 2016.
- Murray G. H. Pittock, The Invention of Scotland (Routledge Revivals): The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the Present (Routledge) Release date 5/2/2106
- Ray Perman, The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna (Birlinn) Release date: 11/2/2016
- Dauvit Broun and Martin MacGregor (eds.) Kinship, Church and Culture: Collected Essays and Studies by John W. M. Bannerman (John Donald) Release date: 11/2/2016
- Peter Aitchison and Andrew Cassell, The Lowland Clearances: Scotland’s Silent Revolution, 1760-1830 (Birlinn) Release date: 18/2/2016
- John McKendrick, A Journey in Search of Empire (Birlinn) Release date: 25/2/2016
- Martin Carver, Portmahomack: Monastery of the Picts (Edinburgh University Press, 2nd Edition) Release date: 28/2/2016
- Alistair Durie, Scotland and Tourism (Routledge) Release date: 1/3/2016
- T. M. Devine, Independence or Union: Scotland’s Past and Scotland’s Present (Allen Lane) Release date: 3/3/2016
- Kenneth Brophy, Gavin MacGregor and Ian Ralston (eds.) The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland (Edinburgh University Press) Release date: 3/2016