Weekly Digest 6 May

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

May 6, 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.

– The Scottish History Network Team

Public lectures and seminars
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‘Anglo-Saxons 2016 – Exchange: Cultures, Ideas, and Materials’ Conference, University of Edinburgh, 9th-11th June

‘Immigrants to Scotland: 1945 to the Present’ Seminar at the Mitchell Library, 16th June

Scottish Part Time Researcher Conference 2016, University of Strathclyde, 30th June

Scotland and the Flemish People Conference, University of St Andrews, 16th-17th June. Deadline 31st May

Literature and Religion in Scotland Conference, University of Glasgow 1st-2nd July

UK Architecture Librarians Conference 2016, Glasgow School of Art & University of Strathclyde, 6th-8th July 


Wednesday 11th: ‘Fair hotchin’ wi conchies: Dundee war resisters and conscientious objectors, 1914-1919′, University of Dundee

Saturday 14th: ‘Dundee: A City of Innovation & Design, 1920-1940’ with the Festival of Museums, McManus Art Gallery & Museum, Dundee


Friday 6th – Sunday 8th: ‘Rhind Lectures 2016: Antiquaries, archaeologists and the invention of the historic town, c. 1700-1860’, organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland at the National Museum of Scotland

Monday 9th: Tony Lewis, ‘James Craig and the New Town’, Drummond Community High School

Wednesday 11th: Andrew Moorhead, ‘Reconstructing Presbytery: Stirling and Dunblane Presbyteries, 1688-1700’, Edinburgh Theological Seminar, The Mound

Sunday 15th: David Weinczok, ‘Beyond the Wall: Scottish inspiration in the Game of Thrones Universe’, Gladstone’s Land


Friday 13th: Prof Margot Flinn, ‘The Female World of Love & Empire: Women, Family & East India Company Politics at the End of the Century 18th Century’, University of Glasgow

Mid-Scotland and Fife

Saturday 7th: AHRC Cultural Engagement Project – ‘The Craftsmen of St Andrews Past and Present’, University of St Andrews

Tuesday 10th: Alan Runciman, ‘Crail Fishing Disaster’, Volunteer House, Cupar

Tuesday 10th: Diana Maxwell, ‘Listen Up! A WW1 Experimental Station in Fife,’, Dollar Academy

West Scotland

Monday 9th: Dr Mark Nixon, ‘1884 Reform Protests in Ayrshire’, John Knox Church Hall, Stewarton

Exhibitions and events

Special Announcement:

Friday 13th-Sunday 15th: Festival of Museums – hundreds of events across Scotland


Sunday 8th: ‘Plague and Pestilence! A Caddy Capers story tour of Auld Edinburgh from Macastory’, National Library of Scotland

Until Saturday 7th: ‘Calum Colvin: Jacobites By Name’ Exhibition, Scottish National Galleries

Until Friday 20th: ‘Unbuilt Edinburgh’ Exhibition, Architecture and Design Scotland

West Scotland

Saturday 7th: 75th Anniversary Commemoration Service of the Greenock Blitz, St Lawrence’s Church, Inverclyde

Calls for Papers
British Society of Sports History Conference 2016, University of Edinburgh

British Association for American Studies Workshop – ‘Sound and Visions: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the 1950s’.Deadline May 10th

News and miscellany
BARS-USCL Scottish Romanticism Research Award (c. 1740-1830) for postgraduates and postdoctoral scholars

PhD Scholarship in Digital Humanities with Historic Environment Scotland, Shetland Amenity Trust and University of Bradford

Scholarship Awards in Underwater Archaeology and Natural History

UHI Carnegie Cameron Bursary Awards for Taught Postgrads. Deadline May 31st

Journal of Celtic Studies with St Francis Xavier University accepting submissions

Conservation Summer School with Historic Environment Scotland announced

Editorial Board Opportunities with the Royal Historical Society’s New Historical Perspectives

Internship Opportunity: 12-month Anthropology post with BBC

Job Opportunity: Honorary Director of Communications with the Royal Historical Society

Job Opportunity: Departmental Lecturer in Modern European History (1800-1945) at the University of Oxford

Job Opportunity: Teaching Fellow in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Digital Humanities/Information Studies at the University of Glasgow

Job Opportunity: Graduate Role with High Life Highland


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