Weekly Digest 5th August 2016

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

August 5th, 2016

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest.

*** REMINDER *** 

Our festival event is quickly approaching! ‘Scottish History: British or European?’ is a panel discussion and 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 Allan MacInnes (Strathclyde), Dr Esther Mijers (Edinburgh), and chaired by Prof Ewen Cameron (Edinburgh).

More information and free registration are available here.

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

Digital Exhibition: Artisans and Craft Production in Nineteenth-Century Scotland

Edinburgh and Lothians
13-29 August: Edinburgh Book Festival’s ‘The Scotland that Shaped Us’ series

3-19 September: East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight

Glasgow and West Scotland
6-7 August: Greenbank Garden 40th Anniversary

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

Highlands and Islands
9 August: Exploring Identities: Day Conference, Inverness Town House

Beyond Scotland
18 August: Sydney Society for Scottish History monthly lecture, Dean Carpenter, ‘An anecdotal exploration of the Scottish soldier during the Napoleonic Wars’

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

10 September: ‘Scotland and Celtic Identity’, panel discussion, National Museum of Scotland

7-8 October: Sir Walter Scott the antiquary: conference celebrating the bicentenary of the publication of The Antiquary, National Museum of Scotland and Abbotsford

Register Now
27 August: 750 Years of the Treaty of Perth, Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Calls for Papers
‘Scottish History: New Approaches, New Questions’, ICMS Kalamazoo 2017

‘The Middle Ages in the Modern World’, University of Manchester

Objects and Possessions: Material Goods in a Changing World 1200‒1800, University of Southampton

Economic History Society Annual Conference 2017, Royal Holloway, University of London

The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies, University of St Andrews

Call for Abstracts: Gender & History Special Issue on ‘Gender & Historical Film and Television’, Women’s History Scotland

News & Miscellany
Online lecture: “Celts: Art and Identity” by Dr Fraser Hunter, National Museum of Scotland

Job Opportunities 
Project Officer (Adopt-a-Monument & Heritage Hero awards), Archaeology Scotlandn.b. Deadline, 14th August

Research Associate AHRC ‘Digital Transformations’ Theme, University of Glasgown.b. Deadline, 6th August

Goettingen Internship 2016, University of Edinburgh (Centre for Research Collections)n.b. Deadline, 11th August

Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage Project Manager (Maternity cover), Arts and Business Scotland

Other Opportunities 
Volunteer: Archaeological dig in Perthshire

Volunteer: Map the historic fruit basket of Scotland (South Lanarkshire)

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

Sheila Szatkowski, A Guide to Enlightenment Edinburgh (Birlinn). Release Date: 18 August 2016.


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