Weekly Digest 26 February 2016

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

February 26, 2016

Welcome to our second weekly digest. 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 visit our website or get in contact with us directly.

– The Scottish History Network Team

Exhibitions and events

Until 3 March: SGSAH Showcase your research


1 March: Hunterian Museum, Dr. Neil Clark, Ichthyosaurs


Launched 25 February: The World is My Country Exhibition at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

5 March: Scotland’s Futures: Reconciling the Narratives at Scottish Storytelling Centre

Beginning 19 March: Singing the Reformation


Beginning 4 March: The return of the Four Marys of Dundee at Dundee’s Women’s Festival

5 March: ‘Shall We Not Speak For Ourselves?’ History, Herstory, Yourstory

Public lectures and seminars, 29 February – 6 March

Tuesday: University of Aberdeen Museums – Alanna Jelinek, Art, Anthropology and William MacGregor


Tuesday: University of Glasgow – Chris McMillan, ‘The Scots in Ulster and the “Colonial” Enterprise of Thomas Devereux, Earl of Essex, 1573-75’


Tuesday: University of Edinburgh – Ian Armit and Lindsey Büster, First Millenium Mortuary Practices on the Moray Firth: New Evidence from the Covesea Caves

Wednesday: Edinburgh History of Medicine Group – Michael Crumplin, The Bloody Fields of Waterloo: Medical Support for Wellington’s Greatest Victory

Wednesday: University of Edinburgh – Steve Murdoch, ‘Medic!’ 17th century Scottish physicians and field surgeons in Scandinavia

Thursday: University of Edinburgh – Ben Thomas, The Importance of Being a Reservist: The Royal Naval Reserve in the Highlands and Islands, c.1880-1939


Saturday: Culloden Battlefield – Maggie Craig, Maggie Craig and the Women of the ’45


Sunday: Bannockburn Visitor Centre – Edward Cowan, Battle of the Books

Calls for Papers
Scottish History Network Workshop: The State of the Field

Scottish Catholic Historical Association: Scottish Catholic Architecture and Material Culture

University College London: Imagined Worlds in the History of Political Thought 

University of York: Norse in the North 

The Centre for Scottish Culture (University of Dundee), Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures: Traversing the Field: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Walking and Thinking in Scottish Landscapes.

University of Kent: New Perspectives on the ‘auld alliance’: Scotland, France and their neighbours in the early modern era

New Publications
John McKendrick, Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire (Birlinn) 25/2/2016

Alistair Durie, Scotland and Tourism(Routledge) 1/3/2016

T. M. Devine, Independence or Union: Scotland’s Past and Scotland’s Present(Allen Lane) 3/3/2016

Alice Taylor, The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124-1290 (Oxford University Press) 3/3/2016

Kenneth Brophy, Gavin MacGregor and Ian B. M. Ralston (eds.), The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland (Edinburgh University Press) 3/2016

News and miscellany
Various archaeology events are coming up in March

The ScARF Student Network is offering bursaries for students to attend various conferences in 2016.

The New School of Art is offering an evening Introduction to Art History Course

Future Thinking on Carved Stones in Scotland: Society of Antiquaries Scotland Fellows invited to contribute

Heritage Management Officer roles with Historic Environment Scotland


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