Weekly digest 27 March 2016

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

March 25, 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. 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 ourFacebook page.

We are delighted this week to announce that our inaugural public event: Scottish History: A Public Future? will take place on Wednesday 27 April and registration is now open. We have some very exciting speakers taking part in what promises to be an interesting and lively discussion about the relationship between Scottish history and the public. The event is free but please do register here. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in April.

– The Scottish History Network Team

Exhibitions and events

31 March – 2 April: The Centre for History, UHI, Firths and Fjords: A Coastal History Conference


Until 16 April: Scottish Parliament, John Bellany and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals

Until 29 May: National Library of Scotland,Plague! A Cultural History of Contagious Diseases in Scotland


26/27th March: Stirling Castle, Festival of Foolery

Public lectures and seminars, 27 March – 2 April

Tuesday 29th: The University of Edinburgh,What use is the idea of the Long Late Antiquity? Lucy Grig

Wednesday 30th: The University of Edinburgh, Claudian’s Epic Animals in the Arena, Catherine Ware

Wednesday 30th: National Museums Scotland, Dolly and Me…20 Years with the World’s Most Famous Sheep, Prof. Sir Ian Wilmut

Thursday 31st: The University of Edinburgh, The myths and realities of the jewellery workshop in Scotland, c. 1780-1914 Sarah Laurenson

Register now, 27 April: The University of Edinburgh, Scottish History: A Public Future?


Book now, 15 April: Culloden Battlefield,Archaeology of the Jacobite Uprisings: evidence from National Trust for Scotland Properties

Book now, 16 April: Culloden Battlefield,Jacobite Study day at Culloden

Calls for Papers

The University of Aberdeen, Radical Protest in Constitutional Democracy

The University of Sydney, Memory and Foresight in the Celtic World

Scottish Catholic History Association,Scottish Catholic Architecture and Material Culture, nb deadline 31 March

News and miscellany
AHRC Funding Opportunities, deadlines approaching 

Job vacancy: The National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts and Archives Curator – Political Collection, deadline 1/4/16 

Job vacancy: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Learning and Participation Manager, deadline 10/4/16

Programme Announced: Kingussie Heritage Festival

Registration Open: Joint Archaeology Scotland and Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Conference, Archaeological Research in Progress 2016

Registration Open: Scottish Museums Federation Conference, Dealing with Difficult Issues: Controversy, Collections and Communities

New Publications

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

Christopher Harvie, No Gods and Precious Few Heroes: Scotland 1900-2015, 4th edition (Edinburgh University Press), Release Date: April 2016. 


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