Weekly Digest 22nd July 2016

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest.


We’re very excited to announce, ‘Scottish History: British or European?’, a panel discussion Q&A to be held at the University of Edinburgh on Monday 22nd August, 1-2pm.

Rounding off the School of History, Classics, and Archeology’s Festival Lecture series, the event features a fantastic panel of experts to discuss Scotland’s historical relationship with Europe, including Dr Tanja Bueltmann (Northumbria), Prof Richard Finlay (Strathclyde), Prof Alan MacInnes (Strathclyde), Dr Esther Mijers (Edinburgh), and chaired by Prof Ewen Cameron (Edinburgh).

More information and free registration are available here.


Scottish History at the Edinburgh Festivals

The Edinburgh Festivals are almost upon us, with many Scottish history-related events on offer as part of the Edinburgh Book Festival’s ‘The Scotland that Shaped Us’ series, between 13th and 29th August.

See here for more details and events.


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.

We hope as many of you as possible can join us in August, but in the meantime, we wish you all the best for the summer months!

– The Scottish History Network Team

Exhibitions & Events
August: 3rd annual Celtic Summer School events across Scotland

From 22nd July: ‘You are Here’: A Journey through Maps’ Exhibition at the National Library of Scotland 

Glasgow and West Scotland
23rd July: ‘Forward! Remembering Women Peace Crusaders: Launch Event’ with Glasgow Women’s Library, People’s Palace

29th July: ‘Carving your Niche: Glasgow Meetup’, Scottish Heritage Social Media Group, Waxy O’Connor’s

10th-11th September: Battle of Stirling Bridge Anniversary event, Wallace Monument, Stirling

Highlands and Islands
24th July: Archeological Open Day at Swandro and the Viking Farmstead at Skill, Island of Rousay, Orkney with UHI

Beyond Scotland
12th August: ‘The Clan Leslie: A Celebration of 950 years of Leslies in Scottish History, Literature, and Culture’ Exhibition, University of Guelph, ON

Public Lectures, Seminars & Conferences
18th August: ‘Outlook: Exploring [Patrick] Geddes in 21st Century’, PAS

12th September: Glenmorangie Annual Lecture: ‘Mouthpiece of the Gods’ with John Kenny, John Creed and Dr Fraser Hunter, National Museum of Scotland

14th October: ‘The Use of Research Resources in Midwifery History’, The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Register now
63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Iowa State University, 16-18 Sept

25th Annual Women’s History Network Conference, Leeds Trinity University, 16-18 Sept

‘A’m Grippit Dis Laan’: A Conference in Honour of Doreen Waugh’, hosted by the Scottish Society for Northern Studies & the Scottish Place-Name Society, University of Edinburgh, 1 October.

Calls for Papers
‘Invasion to Integration: British Attitudes towards Europe, 1800-2000’, University of Kent. n.b. Deadline, July 29

‘Sustainability & Transformation’ at Council for European Studies Conference 2017 in Glasgow, July 12-14

Historical Perspectives 2016-17 Seminar Series, University of Glasgow (Various themes)

7th Developing International Geoarchaeology Conference, Newcastle University, September 4-7

New Publications
Alison Chand, Masculinities on Clydeside: Men in Reserved Occupations During the Second World War (EUP). Release Date: 1 August 2016.

Ian Brown, History as Theatrical Metaphor: History, Myth and National Identities in Modern Scottish Drama (Palgrave Macmillan). Release Date: 6 August 2016.

F. Cahir, A Beggs Sunter and A. Inglis (eds.), Scots under the Southern Cross (Ballarat Heritage Services). Release Date: Online Now.

News & Miscellany
Consultation open for Edinburgh World Heritage Siten.b. Deadline, 1st August

VisitScotland, National Trust for Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland partnership announced for Aberdeenshire

SGSAH announces Scottish Universities Research Collections Associate Scheme for Arts & Humanities PhDs in Scotland

Job Opportunities 
Project Officer with Archeology Scotland.n.b. Deadline, 14th August

Communications and Research Officer with the Royal Historical Society

Early Modern Records Specialist with the National Archive, London. n.b. Deadline, 26th July

Research Assistant in Sexuality and Religion Education, University of Strathclyde

Teaching Fellow in Modern History, University of Warwick n.b. Deadline, 29th July

Other Opportunities 
Volunteer opportunity: Nationwide volunteers sought for community research project, ‘Frederick Douglass and Women Abolitionists, Scotland’ with the Scottish Women’s History group

PhD opportunity: ‘Beyond Shell-Shock: New perspectives on psychological and/or emotional responses to the First World War’, University of Strathclyde. n.b. Deadline, 3rd August 

Funding opportunity: ‘Stories, Stones and Bones’ community project with the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, Scotland

Museum funding: 50 subsidised places to attend the Museums Association Conference and Exhibition 2016, Glasgow

ECR Competition: ‘Impact Agenda’ Exhibition, Institute for Historical Research & HistoryLab+, London, 2 September


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