Weekly Digest 22 April 2016

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

22 April – 1 May 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. It is shaping up to be an interesting and lively discussion 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

Calls for Papers

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

AfNET Conference 2016: Redefining the Past, Imagining the Future

Exhibitions and events

12 May: Walk and Talk, Scottish Local History Forum


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

4 May: Bridges Between: Norse and Insular Worlds AD 500-1500, University of Glasgow

10 June: Publishing for Historians, University of Glasgow – Registration now open


27 April – 8 May: TradFest, showcase of traditional arts and culture, various locations and events

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

9 May: How will business histories be written from digital records?, National Records of Scotland


28 April: The Great Tapestry of Scotland; twilight responses in poetry, Verdant Works


14 May: Festival of Museums: A Medieval Muster, The Scottish Fisheries Museum


30 April – 1 May: 1296 Family Weekend Events

Newcastle upon Tyne

13 May: Tracing Lives Beyond Borders: Postgraduate Workshop, Northumbria University

Public lectures and seminars

23 April: Imagining Scotland, The Saltire Society, AK Bell Library


25 April: Women, Work and Value Workshop, University of Glasgow


27 April: Matt MacIver, The Role of Football in One Western Isle Community


27 April: Ken Nisbet, The Home Front in World War I: its impact on Local Communities


28 April: Smith Museum and Art Gallery, Scottish Silver and Jewellery 

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

News, opportunities and miscellany

PhD studentship: National Library of Scotland and Scotland’s Sounds

Lecturer in Late Modern Scottish History, University of St Andrews

Lecturer in Archaeology, Orkney College UHI

Programme announced for Gender and Transgressions in the Middle Ages conference

Conference grants: Society for Renaissance Studies

HRP Heritage Science Scholarship

Fellowship: LSE Fellow in Transnational Sexuality and Gender Studies

Fellowship: Jacobite Studies Trust

Bodleian Libraries Graduate Trainee Digital Archivist programme

BBC Scotland Apprenticeship scheme

Apply to be part of the 2016 Building Conservation Working Party

New Publications

Bill Lawson, North Uist in History and Legend, Birlinn Ltd. (paperback)


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