Weekly Digest 11 March 2016

Welcome to our weekly digest. We aim to provide a platform for all the latest news, events and opportunities in Scottish History.  If you wish to add something to our next digest, please email us at scottishhistorynetwork@gmail.com or use #scothist on Twitter.

A final reminder that the Call for Papers for our inaugural workshop, ‘Scottish History: The state of the field’ (also listed below) closes at 5pm this comingMonday 14th March 2016.

If you have any questions or comments, or 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

Saturday 12th: Theatre Royal, ‘Scotland’s Urban Past’


5th March – 25th June: Museum of Edinburgh, ‘Raise your Glass! Celebrating Scotland’s Brewing Heritage’

10th March – 25th Sept: National Museum of Scotland, ‘Celts’

Friday 18th: Wash Bar, Scottish Heritage Social Media Group Meet-up


Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th: Clydebank Heritage Centre, ‘The Blitz Remembered’ 

18th March – 17th July: Hunterian Art Gallery, ‘The Glasgow Looking Glass of 1825’

From Tuesday 8th: ‘On The Green’ display at People’s Palace

Public lectures and seminars, 11 – 18 March

Wednesday 16th: University of Dundee, ‘British Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century’, Prof Michael Brown


Saturday 12th : Scottish History Society AGM at the University of Edinburgh featuring:

‘Philosophical Discourse in Seventeenth-Century Scotland: Key Texts’, Dr Steven Reid and Prof Alexander Broadie 

‘Inventing the Scots III: Chronicling the kirk from Bower to Buchanan (and Beyond)’, Prof Roger Mason 

Saturday 12th: Scottish Parliament, ‘The Art of John Bellany’, Keith Hartley

Monday 14th: National Museums Scotland, ‘Living and dying at Auldhame, East Lothian’, Dr Anne Crone (n.b. Also Tuesday15th at Regent Building, Aberdeen)

Tuesday 15th: University of Edinburgh, ‘Life-writing and archives in early modern Scotland’, A. Campbell, J. Reid-Baxter and T. Webster

Wednesday 16th: University of Edinburgh, ‘The principle of mutual support’: female friendly societies in Scotland, 1798-1830′, Dr Jane Rendall

Wednesday 16th: University of Edinburgh, ‘Adoption and Diaspora: Assimilation, Contestation, Critique’, Prof John McLeod

Wednesday 16th: Augustine Church, ‘St Mary’s Cathedral and Giles Gilbert Scott’, Dr Eleanor Harris 

Thursday 17th: University of Edinburgh, “The Scots Pageant!” The Arbroath Abbey Pageants and the State of Unionism in Post-War Scotland’, Dr Linda Fleming

Thursday 17th: Scottish Poetry Library, ‘From Renaissance to Referendum: Poetry, Culture and Politics in the Scottish Sixties’, Eleanor Bell and Corey Gibson


Wednesday 16th: Glasgow Women’s Library, “They though we were just marriage breakers…”: The History of Women’s Aid in Scotland’

Thursday 17th: University of Glasgow, ‘Broken sword: The excavation of a ritual deposit of Bronze Age metalwork on the Isle of Coll’, Natasha Ferguson and Trevor Cowie

The Lothians

Wednesday 16th: Haddington Town House, ‘Local Lawyers in Early Modern Scotland’, Prof John Finlay

Thursday 17th: Haddington Town House, ‘Place-names of the original John Muir Way: a journey through time’, Liz Curtis

West of Scotland

Tuesday 15th: Kilmarnock College, ‘History of Brewing in Scotland’, Forbes Gibb

Thursday 17th: Paisley Museum, ‘Glasgow City Archives – Family History’, Dr Irene O’Brien

The Borders

Saturday 12th: Castle Douglas, Gordon Memorial Hall, ‘From Scotland to Antartica and places in between – a roving geographer’, Prof David Munro

Wednesday 16th: Selkirk Parish Church, ‘The Celtic Monastery of Old Melrose – St Cuthbert’s First Monastic Homey’, Dr Margaret Collin 

Calls for Papers
Scottish History Network Workshop: The State of the Field. n.b. Deadline Monday 14th March.

Ninth Annual Cambridge Graduate Conference in Political Thought and Intellectual History: ‘The State of ‘The State of Nature’ in the History of Political Thought’

Journal of British Identities, Issue 1

2016 Stirling School of Arts and Humanities PG Conference

2016 Humanities PGR Student Symposium, Keele University

‘Fate, Chance and Happenstance’, Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Exeter. n.b. Deadline Thursday 24th March.

New Publications
Donald C. Ainslie and Annemarie Butler (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Hume’s Treatise (Cambridge University Press). Release Date: March 2016.

Hector MacQueen, Common law and Feudal Society in Early Modern Scotland, 2nd ed. (Edinburgh University Press). Release Date: March 2016.

Sebastiaan Verwejj, The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and Transmission, 1560-1625(Oxford University Press). Release Date: 24 March 2016.

John Hunter, The Small Isles (RCAHMS and Historic Scotland), Release Date: March 2016.

Piers Dixon, Jill Harden and Lesley Macinnes, A History of Scotland’s Landscapes (RCAHMS and Historic Scotland). Release Date: March 2016.

News and miscellany
Job vacancy as Curator at V&A Museum of Childhood

Job vacancy as Head of Development, Edinburgh International Book Festival

Job fancy as National Trust for Scotland Senior Assistant, Functions & Events at Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire

Lectureship in Modern British Cultural & Intellectual History at Queen Mary, University of London

Sculpture Competition as part of Elgin’s ‘Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere’ project

ScARF Student Network bursary competition closes Friday 18th March

Job vacancy in Fellowship and Development, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland


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