Weekly Digest 18 March 2016

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

March 18, 2016

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest. As always, we’ve tried to include as much information as possible about news, events and opportunities relating to Scottish history.

We have been blown away by the response to our inaugural workshop, and we hope to announce the programme early next week, including the public evening panel which we hope that many of you will be able to attend.

If we have missed anything, or you have something you’d like us to include in the future, please get in touch at scottishhistorynetwork@gmail.com, on Twitter @ScotHistNetwork or via our Facebook page.

– The Scottish History Network Team

Exhibitions and events

21 March: Dealing with Difficult Issues: Controversy, Communities and Collections, Glasgow Women’s Library.

25 March: It Wisnae Us, Scotland and Slavery talk by Dr Iain Whyte, Kinning Park Complex.


From 15 March: Reflections on Celts, Old Gala House.


From 17 March: Playing Shakespeare: 400 years of great acting, National Library of Scotland.

19 March: Children’s Storytelling on the First World War by Macastory, Scottish Parliament

7 April: Talk and signing for Jacqueline Riding’s new book on the Jacobites, Blackwells Bookstore.


From 1 March: Digger Deeper: Archaelogical finds from Fife, Methil Heritage Centre.

Wester Hailes

19 March: Wester Hailes – Our Place In Time, Wester Hailes Library


31 March: Planning to Progress (Scottish Borders), seminar by Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage, Abbotsford House


19-29 March: ‘Mapping the Past, Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership

News, opportunities and miscellany
Funded PhD studentship announced at the University of Glasgow on Collecting the Nation: Scottish history, patriotism and antiquarianism after Scott, (1832-91).

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland offering scholarship to attend the Australian Conference of Celtic Studies in Sydney 

National Trust for Scotland seeking volunteer Learning Assistants for Bannockburn activities

The Highland Archive Service are recruiting for a position at the Highland Archive Centre, Inverness 

Contributions sought for new University of Leeds site on Soldiers and Soldiering in Britain 1750-1815.

Calls for Papers
‘All the World’s a Stage’: Performing Identity in Everyday Life, University of Bristol

Music and Politics in Britain, c.1780-1850, Kings College London.

British Crime Historians Symposium, University of Edinburgh

Publishing for Historians: a workshop for advanced postgraduates and early career researchers in History, University of Glasgow

Public lectures and seminars

24 March: Dickens and Aberdeen – A talk by Dr Paul Schlicke, Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen.


22 MarchSecond Annual John Durkan Memorial Lecture by Alan MacQuarrie (University of Glasgow), ‘Roderick MacLean of Iona (d.1553): a renaissance Humanist from the Western Isles’, University of Glasgow.


23 March: Dr Lucinda Dean (Universities of Stirling and Dundee), ‘Reaching the ‘Estate of Manhood’: the Use of Ceremony, Ritual and the Visible Monarch in the Reign of James V’, University of Dundee


24 March: Dr Dolly Mackinnon (University of Queensland), Presence and Absence: Scottish Covenanter Memorials, c. 1679-c. 1722, University of Edinburgh.

24 March: IASH Enlightenment Lecture 2016 by Professor Peter Millican (University of Oxford), The Making of David Hume, University of Edinburgh


16 April2016 Scottish Studies Spring Colloquium, University of Toronto

New Publications

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

Walter Stephen, A Dirty Swindle: True Stories of Scots in the Great War (Luath). Release Date: 31 March 2016.


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