Weekly Digest 4 March 2016

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Exhibitions and events

5 and 6 March: Free archaeological event at Larkhall


5 March: Knitting Workshop- Learn how to turn a heel 18th style


5 March – 17 April: Marc Wilson – The Last Stand

Public lectures and seminars, 5 March – 11 March
St Andrews

Tuesday 8 March: Institute for Scottish Historical Research – Kelsey Jackson Williams, Working with Antiquaries: How to use Antiquarian Scholarship in the Twenty-First Century


Monday 7 March: University of Strathclyde – Wendy Ugolini, Oral History and the Historian: Reflections on fieldwork with the Italian Scots

Tuesday 8 March: University of Glasgow – Nyree Finlay, Anticipatory Ancestry: why relational pasts matter


Monday 7 March: University of Edinburgh – Felicity Loughlin, “An ancient tradition common to all nations”: Pagan Religions and Christianity in the Works of Andrew Ramsay (1686‐1743)

Thursday 10 March: University of Edinburgh – Ralph Maclean, John Stevenson, Charles Mackie, and the early Edinburgh Contribtuion to Rhetoric and Belles Lettres in Scotland 

Friday 11 March: University of Edinburgh – Joshua Dickson, Traditional Music, Higher Education and an Argument for Post-Revivalism 


Sunday 6 March: Bannockburn Visitor Centre – Edward Cowan, Battle of the Books


Wednesday 9 March: Derek Hall, ‘In rood health’ – Excavations at Perth Whitefriars 2014-15

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

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

Oral history in dialogue: The Scottish Oral History Centre Postgraduate Conference

Second World Congress of Scottish Literatures: Dialogues and Diasporas

Scottish Catholic Architecture and Material Culture

Historical Perspectives: Hidden Histories and Untold Stories

News and miscellany
13 March: Friendly volunteers needed by National Museums Scotland

Job opportunity with ScARF: Part time Museums Officer fixed term until March 2018

Job opportunity with University of Essex: Lecturer in History (Public Engagement)

Job opportunity with Historic Environment Scotland: CEO

NLS Maps swipe viewer now available

Various archaeology events are coming up in March

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

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

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