Weekly Digest 1 April 2016

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

1 April, 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 our Facebook page.

We sincerely hope you all will consider attending our inaugural event: Scottish History: A Public Future?. It will take place on Wednesday 27 April at 5:30pm 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.

In addition, during the day on 27 April, we are hosting a workshop, entitled ‘Scottish History: The State of the Field’.  For more information on attending as a day delegate, and to see our full programme, please visit our website.

– The Scottish History Network Team

Exhibitions and events

From 25 March: Duff House, David Roberts Exhibition


5 & 6 April: Arbroath Abbey, Annual Tartan Day Celebrations


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


From 25 March: Elgin Cathedral, 700 year old carvings on display

Public lectures and seminars, 3 – 9 April

Monday 4th: Forth and Borders Group, Simon Green, ‘From Abbotsford to Sanna Bheag, the vernacular revival in Scotland’

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


Thursday 7th: Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Kings in the North: Identifying Pictish Settlement in Northern Mainland Scotland

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

St Andrews

Tuesday 5th: University of St Andrews, Laszlo Kontler, ‘The Enlightenment Narrative in the Age of Liberal Reform: William Robertson in Hungary’

Calls for Papers

Flinders University (Adelaide), Eric Richards Symposium in British and Australasian History

Hub for the Study of British Identities, journal submissions- British Identities

The University of Aberdeen, Radical Protest in Constitutional Democracy, deadline 4 April

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

The University of Oxford, Great Expectations? Childhood and Social Mobility

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

New Publications

Chris R Langley, Worship, Civil War and Community, 1638-1660 (Rutledge). Note: 20% discount coupon available, email scottishhistorynetwork@gmail.com to access it.

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

News and miscellany
PhD studentship: Collecting the Nation: Scottish history, patriotism and antiquarianism after Scott, (1832-91)

PhD studentship: ‘Collecting and preserving access to Intangible Cultural Heritage within the digital environment: evaluating new models for Scotland’

PhD studentship: ‘Cultural Transfer and Translation in Scottish Romantic Periodicals, 1817-1829’

Job vacancy: Bannockburn Visitor Centre, Battle Coordinator, deadline 6/4/16

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

Job vacancy: University of Glasgow Library, Graduate Trainee, deadline 12/4/16

Job vacancies: Historic Environment Scotland, various roles available

Blog post: Archival Moments, ‘Newfoundland soldiers, wooden helmets and buxom Scottish lassies’


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