Weekly Digest 13 May

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.

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– The Scottish History Network Team

Exhibitions and events


Special Announcement:

13-15 May : Festival of Museums – hundreds of events across Scotland


4 and 5 June: The Rock of Ages, Dumbarton Castle. Tickets available now.


13 May: Tours of the Canongate in Edinburgh, Scottish Brewing Heritage/Raise your glass! at the Museum of Edinburgh. 

17 May: Shinty: An Infusion of Highland Blood, National Library of Scotland.

19 May: Playing Shakespeare: 400 years of great acting, National Library of Scotland.


15 May: Restless Natives: Women of the East End Heritage Walk, Women’s Library.


12 April-21 May: Off Grid – Artists with Attitude Exhibition, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.


17 May: Handwritten Text Recognition in Archives – The READ Project, Institute of Historical Research.


2 April-20 May: Scenes From Scottish History, Paisley Museum.


Various Dates: Battlefield Walks, The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre.

Public lectures and seminars

Monday 16: Ruairi O hUiginn, Of Lords and Literature: The O’Donnell Lordship and Gaelic Literary Tradition, University of Edinburgh.

Friday 20: Forming Galdstone’s Land – Talk and Q&A, Wash Bar Edinburgh.


Wed 18: Sea Cave Secrets – The Rosemarkie Caves Project, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

Calls for Papers

Call for Applications: 5th London Summer School in Intellectual History. Deadline 30 June.

Call for Papers: War Time – 9th Conference of the International Society for First World War Studies. Deadline 16 May.

Call for Papers: The Material Culture of Religious Change and Continuity, 1400-1600. Deadline 15 July.

Call for Papers: Henry Bennet, ear of Arlington and his world c.1640-1685. Deadline 31 July.

Call for Participants: Publishing for Historians, University of Glasgow. 10 June, advanced registration required.

Call for Proposals: Royal Historical Society ‘New Historical Perspectives’ Series. Ongoing.

Call for Essays: Women’s History Scotland Essay Prize. Deadline 19 December 2016.

Call for Registration: University of Edinburgh, Artisans and Craft Production in 19th Century Scotland. 9 June.

Call for Registration: University of Aberdeen, Legal Literature in Sixteenth Century Scotland. 2-3 June.

New Publications
Chelsey W. Sanger, Scottish Arctic Whaling.Release Date: May 2016.

Eric Richards, The Highland Clearances (New Edition). Release Date: May 2016.

News and miscellany
Job Opportunity: Opening up Scotland’s Archives Traineeships, various locations. Deadline 15 May.

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in the History of Health and Medicine since 1800, University of Strathclyde. Deadline 5 June.

Job Opportunity: Teaching Fellow in Medieval History, University of Edinburgh. Deadline 25 May.

Job Opportunity: Teaching Fellow in Historical Skills and Methods for Undergraduates, University of Edinburgh. Deadline 31 May.

Job Opportunity: Scotland’s Urban Past: Learning Officer, Historic Environment Scotland. Deadline 18 May.

Job Opportunity: Senior Officer – Coastal and Marine, Wessex Archaeology. Deadline 31 May.

All Edinburgh University Press Journals are free to access until 31 May.


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