Weekly Digest 10/06/2016

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest
June 10, 2016

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest.

This is the first of our bi-weekly digests, which will continue throughout the summer. The next digest will therefore be out Friday 24 June 2016.

Please, however, continue to be in touch with any and all news, events and opportunities relating to Scottish history. As always, you can contact us via email at scottishhistorynetwork@gmail.com, on Twitter @ScotHistNetwork or via our Facebook page.

The Scottish History Network Team

Public Events, Seminars and Lectures, 10th – 24th June

16 June: National Museum Scotland, ‘Celts Exhibition and Curator Talk’

22 June: Blackwell’s Bookshop, ‘Scottish History and Scotland’s Empire’, Sir Tom Devine


16 June: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, ‘Goodall Lecture: 200th Anniversary of Laennec’s First Stethoscope’


From 1 Jun – 30 Sept: Traquair House, ‘The Queen’s Captain: Exloring Traquair’s assocation with Mary Queen of Scots’

St Andrews
From 28th May – 3rd Sept: St Andrews Museum, ‘The Glasgow Boys – A Spirit of Rebellion’

From 26th May – 30th Aug : Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, ‘Reflections on Celts’ Touring Exhibition

New Publications
Angela McCarthy and John M. Mackenzie (eds), Global Migrations: The Scottish Diaspora since 1600 (EUP). Release Date: 17 May 2016.

Kate Buchanan and Lycina H. S. Dean with Michael Penman (eds), Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland and the British Isles (Routledge).Release Date: 27 May 2016.

Aileen McHarg, Tom Mullen, Alan Page, and Neil Walker, The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications (OUP). Release Date: 23 June 2016 (paperback edition).

Ruth Paley (ed), The House of Lords, 1660–1715 (CUP). Release Date: June 2016.

CfPs and Conferences
CfP: University of Cambridge, ‘Remembering the Reformation Conference’

CfP: Aix-Marseille Université, ‘Scottish Women and the Constitution of the Idea of Scotland’

CfP: Glasgow Women’s Library, ‘Feminisms: Histories, Ideas & Practice’

CfP: University College London, ‘British Legal History Conference 2017’

Register: University of St Andrews, ‘The St Andrews Book Conference: Conflict and Controversy’, 16 June

Register: University of Dundee, ‘Truths and Fictions: Two Centuries of Scottish-Russian Encounters’, 20 June

Register: SGSAH Summer School, ‘New Perspectives on the Scottish Enlightenment’, 22 June

Register: University of London, ‘Britain and the World Conference’, 23 – 25 June

Register: University of St Andrews, ‘Imagined Worlds in the History of Political Thought’, 30 June – 1 July

News and Miscellany
Job Opportunity: Managing Editor, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Job Opportunity: University Teacher (Modern History), University of Glasgow

Job Opportunity: Book and Paper Conservator, National Records of Scotland

PhD Studentship: Curating Heritage for Sustainable Communities, Heriot-Watt University

New deadline for applicants to the University of Glasgow’s Textile Conservation MPhil

Lecture announced: University of York, ‘Where Stands the Scottish Country House in 2016?’, Dr Annie Tindley, 24 Nov

Geoffrey Barrow Awards 2016 now open: Purpose is to support research in an area of study relevant to the wide interests of the society, namely the history, archaeology and cultural heritage of Scotland during the medieval and renaissance periods, broadly defined. Email Scotmedievalists@gmail.com for more info.


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