Weekly Digest 15 April 2016

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

April 15, 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.

Our inaugural event, ‘Scottish History: A Public Future?‘ is fast approaching, and there are still a few free places to attend the daytime workshop as well as the public panel in the evening. Both are shaping up to be interesting and lively discussions of where Scottish History is heading as a field, and we hope that many of you will be able to join us.

– The Scottish History Network Team

Exhibitions and events

16 April: On the Tall Ship – Glenlee, Riverside Museum

22 April: Glasgow and the American Civil War, Library at GoMA

4 May: Engaging Beyond Academia – Careers in the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Strathclyde

30 JuneScottish Part-Time Researcher Conference, University of Strathclyde


18 April: World Heritage Day 2016, National Museum of Scotland

23 April: Talks on Scottish Brewing Heritage, Museum of Edinburgh 

23-24 April: James Watt Weekend, Kinneil House, Bo’ness.

29 April: The Friday Night Mixer: Modern Scottish Women, Scottish National Portrait Gallery

29 April: Getting the most out of ScotlandsPeople, National Records of Scotland


28 AprilThe Great Tapestry of Scotland; twilight responses in poetry, Verdant Works


16 April: Land Words, various events at Callander House


16 AprilJacobite Study day at Culloden

22 April: Archive and Records Association Scotland: Audience Engagement Event

New Lanark

23 April: Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference and Family History Fair: Heritage along the Clyde, New Lanark Mill

News, opportunities and miscellany

Women’s History Scotland Essay Competition

Volunteering opportunity through the RSPB: Inner Forth Landscape Initiative Historical Researcher

New introduction to Scottish History course launched at Forth Valley College

Notches Call for Submissions: Histories of Magic and Sexuality

Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland Volunteering Opportunity

Job: Research Assistant: Online Museum, University of Glasgow

SGSAH Summer School Programme Announced

Applications open for Scottish Council on Archives Skills for the Future Traineeships

Calls for Papers

Contemporary Childhood Conference 2016: Young Citizens & Society: Fostering Civic Participation, University of Strathclyde– Deadline 22 April

The Reception of the Church Fathers and Early Church Historians, c. 1470-1650, Cambridge University

Greeks and Cypriots in the United Kingdom, 1815-2015: Culture, Commerce and Politics, Royal Holloway University of London

Fashion // Intersections: Bodies, Cultures, Spaces, London College of Fashions

AfNET Conference 2016: Redefining the Past, Imagining the Future

Reception, Reputation & Circulation in Early Modern World,1500-1800, National University of Ireland, Galway

Public lectures and seminars, 29 February – 6 March

16th April: Aberdeen Family History Society: Janet Byth, ‘Fintry – A Rural North East School’

22 April: ‘Become an Urban Detective’, Scotland’s Urban Past, Central Library


19 AprilGlasgow History of Medicine seminar: Maurits Meerwijk (University of Hong Kong), ‘Scotland, tropical medicine, & the making of dengue fever in East Asia’


19 April: Sally Foster (Stirling) on Early Medieval Sculpture: ‘Why historical replicas matter’. 13:00, Teviot Lecture Theatre


18 April: West Dunbartonshire Heritage: Dave Carson, ‘The Clydebank Blitz: the two terrible nights of March 1941’


30 April: University of Stirling, Gender Stereotypes in the Long Nineteenth Century Symposium

New Publications

  • Katherine Buchanan and Lucinda H. S. Dean, Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland and the British Isles (Taylor & Francis). Release Date: 21 April 2016.

  • Graham Walker, The Labour Party in Scotland: Religion, the Union and the Irish Dimension (Palgrave Macmillan). Release Date: 23 April 2016.

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