Weekly Digest 19 August 2016

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

August 19, 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.


Our Edinburgh Festival Event, ‘Scottish History: British or European?’ is almost upon us, and free tickets are still available on Eventbrite. We’ve managed to get together an absolutely amazing panel to discuss anything and everything relating to Scotland and Europe throughout history. Please join us this Monday (22 August) for what is sure to be a  lively and interesting debate.


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

Exhibitions and events

9 September: ‘History & Heritage Consultation’ for the Paisley 2021 bid, Paisley Museum.


24 August: ‘Tam o’ Shanter’, Museum Highlight Talk, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum


23 August: ‘The Keir Hardie Factor’, ScotlandsFest 2016, The Quaker Meeting House.

24 August: ‘The Easter Rising – The Scottish Connection’, ScotlandsFest 2016, The Quaker Meeting House


2 September: ‘People at Work in Edinburgh’, talk at the National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange.


1 September: ‘Introducing Academy Street and the city of Inverness’, The Academy Street Story.

Glen Nevis

20 August: Dun Deardail Archaeology Festival, Nevis Landscape Partnership and AOC Archaeology.

New Publications
James Docherty, Scottish Migration Since 1750: Reasons and Results (Hamilton). Release Date: 19 August 2016.

Alan Taylor (ed.), Glasgow: The Autobiography (Birlinn). Release date: 1 September 2016.

Tam Dalyell, The Question of Scotland: Devolution and After (Birlinn). Release Date: 1 September 2016.

Courses and Conferences

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

CfP: ‘The Church and Empire’, Ecclesiastical History Society Winter Meeting, University of Cambridge.

CfP: ‘Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective’, University of Exeter.

Register: ‘Dumfries and Galloway: A Regional Ethnology’, European Ethnological Research Centre, various locations in Dumfries and Galloway.

Register: ‘Sir Walter Scott the antiquary: conference celebrating the bicentenary of the publication of The Antiquary’, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Register: ‘Women and Education in the long 18th century’, Unviersity of Glasgow and Glasgow Women’s Library.

Register: Colloquium: ‘The Present Crisis: Origins and Outcomes’, University of St Andrews.

Register: Colloquium: Presbyterianism and Scottish Literature, University of St Andrews.

Register: ‘Art and National Identity’, Research Conference, Scottish National Gallery.

Register: ‘750 Years of the Treaty of Perth’, Scottish Society for Northern Studies, at Perth Museum and Art Gallery.

Register: ‘Public Healthcare in Scotland before the NHS’, Scottish Records Association Conference.

News, jobs and miscellany

Job: ‘Research Fellowships in Historical & Philosophical Studies’, University of Cambridge.

Ancestral Welcome Scheme recruitment open – VisitScotland


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