Weekly Digest 24/6/16

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

June 24, 2016

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest. As usual, we’ve tried to include as much information as possible about news, events and opportunities relating to Scottish history over the next two weeks.

As we’ve moved to a bi-weekly digest for the summer months, it’s especially important that if you would like us to include a particular item that you let us know well in advance via scottishhistorynetwork@gmail.com, on Twitter@ScotHistNetwork or using our Facebook page.

– The Scottish History Network Team

Exhibitions and events

June 30: Scottish Museums Federation June Pop Up, Glasgow Open Museum


30 June: Somme Centenary Vigil, National War Memorial


25 June: Become an Ayrshire Urban Detective, Carnegie Library, Ayr.

29 June: Highlight talks: The Influence of Robert Burns,Robert Burns Birthplace Museum


30 June: In Conversation: the shaping of Scottish art, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace


2-9 July: Caithness Viking Festival, Caithness Horizons Museum.


Until 2 July: Events relating to Scottish Heritage Week 2016, Sydney

New Publications
Kelsey Jackson Williams, The Antiquary: John Aubrey’s Historical Scholarship (OEM). Release date: Available now

David Breeze, Bearsden: A Roman Fort on the Antonine Wall (Soc. Ant. Scot.). Release date: Available now

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

W. Elliot Bulmer, Constituting Scotland: The Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model (EUP). Release Date: 30 June 2016

Courses and Conferences
Registration open: People of Medieval Scotland Database Workshop, Institute of Historical Research 20 July 2016.

Registration open: Scottish History Society Publication Workshop, Edinburgh,14 November 2016.

Registration open: ‘Four Nations? Historical Perspectives on Devolution’, King’s College London, 19th July 2016.

Registration open: Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment, 1500 – 1750, University of Birmingham

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

CfP: ‘Radical Walking: protest, dissent, and crossing urban boundaries’, University of London

Public lectures and seminars

July 7: Celebrating the 880th Anniversary of the Consecration of Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow’s Early History, St Mungo’s Museum – emailarchives@glasgowlife.org.uk.


29 June: One Man and His Trowel: Further Excavations at Whitefriars, Perth Museum and Art Gallery


July 2: Maggie Craig, ‘Staying True to the Past: Weaving Fiction from Fact’, Culloden.

News, opportunities and miscellany
Job: Curator (History), Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums

Job: Enable, National Museum of Flight

Job: Steward at Dumbarton Castle

Volunteering positions available at Dryburgh Abbey and other Historic Scotland sites

Applications for 2016 Rosebery Prize now open

Edinburgh International Film Festival are forgetful, seek memories


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