Weekly Digest 20/5/2016

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

Calls for Papers
Household Gods: Religious Domesticity in Britain, 1700 to the present day, Geffrye Museum, London
Exhibitions, seminars and events

23 May – Sally Holloway (Richmond, The American International University in London), ‘The Economy of Courtship in Georgian England’, University of Edinburgh

May 26: Celts Exhibition Curator Talk, National Museum of Scotland

May 27: Scots Around the World & Story of the Claret with Billy Kay, Scottish Storytelling Centre


23 May: Dr Tracey Weis, ‘The YWCA Lancaster (PA) Turns 125: Commemorative History and Critical Heritage Collide!, Scottish Oral History Centre.


25 June: Community Heritage Conference, Ayr Academy


From 24 May: Reflections on Celts, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.


May 28: Archaeological Research in Progress, Archaeology Scotland, Volunteer Hall Galashiels

East Renfrewshire

25 May: Free guided walk exploring heritage of Rouken Park, Archaeology Scotland and East Renfrewshire Walking Festival

New Publications
  • Alistair Moffat, Bannockburn: The Battle for a Nation (Birlinn). Release Date: 19 May 2016
  • Maggie Craig, Henrietta Tayler: Scottish Jacobite Historian and First World War Nurse (Alligin Books). Release Date: 26 May 2016.
  • Louise Settle, Sex for Sale in Scotland: Prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1900-1939 (Edinburgh University Press). Release Date: 31 May 2016.

  • M. Du P. Lee, John Maitland of Thirlestane and the Foundation of the Stewart Despotism in Scotland (Princeton University Press). Release Date: 31 May 2016.

  • Ned C. Landsman, Scotland and its First American Colony, 1683-1765 (Princeton University Press). Release Date: 31 May 2016.
News, opportunities and miscellany
Submissions open for Scottish Society for Northern Studies’ Magnus Magnussen Memorial Prize

Art project seeking memories of the tobacco industry in Glasgow

PhD opportunity – Archiving and Historicising Women’s Football in Scotland, University of Stirling

PhD opportunity – Visualising the Crucible of Shetland’s Broch Building, University of Bradford

Job opportunity – Lecturer in Celtic History of the Medieval period, University of Cambridge

Job opportunity – Project Archivist, Scottish Women’s Aid Heritage Project, Glasgow Women’s Library

Job opportunity – Editor-in-Chief of Victorian Literature and Culture, Cambridge University Press

Funding opportunity – Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017


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