Weekly Digest 2 September 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.

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

1 – 30 Sept: Borders Heritage Festival, various locations throughout the Scottish Borders

3 – 19 Sept: 3 – 19 Sept: East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight, various locations throughout East Lothian


3 Sept: Burnswark Excavation Open Day


Now – 25 Sept: Celts – major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland closes this month


1 Sept – 5 Dec: Reflections on Celts Iron Age mirrors on tour at the McManus, Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum


7 Sept: Local and Family History Drop-In, Barrhead Foundry


12 – 30 Sept: Mapping the Past, Lanark Library


Saturday 17 Sept: Battle of Dunbar 1650 Re-enactment Weekend, Deer Park Dunbar

Public lectures and seminars, 5 – 19 September

Wednesday 14 Sept: Jessie Jordan: Hitler’s Spy in Dundee, Andrew Jeffrey, University of Dundee


Thursday 8 Sept: ‘Breaching Neutrality’: Swedish victims of British Privateering and Piracy, 1650-1713, Liverpool John Moores University


Tuesday 6 Sept: Celts: Arts and Identity, Dr. Fraser Hunter, Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Courses and Conferences
CFP: ‘Revolutionary Pasts: Representing the Long Nineteenth Century’s Radical Heritage’

CFP: Habitual Behaviour in Early Modern Europe

CFP: Writing Remains: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature

CFP: Sight, Sound and Text in the History of Education 

CFP: Urban Belonging: History and the Power of Place

Course: Methodologies and Practice in Medieval Early Modern Research, SGSAH

Registration: Sir Walter Scott The Antiquary: conference celebrating the bicentenary of the publication of The Antiquary 

Registration: Scottish Council on Archives Third Members’ Meeting (members only)

Registration: Recovering Women’s Past Symposium

Registration: The Present Crisis: Origins and Outcomes

New Publications
1 Sept: T. Dalyell, ‘The Question of Scotland: Devolution and After’

1 Sept: J. Hunter, ‘Set Adrift Upon the World: The Sutherland Clearances’

1 Sept: A. Taylor (ed.), ‘Glasgow: The Autobiography’

15 Sept: S. W. May and A. Bryson, ‘Verse Libel in Renaissance England and Scotland’

Sept: A. A. M. Duncan, ‘The Kingship of the Scots, 842 – 1292’ 2nd Edition

News and miscellany
Paid Internship: Thomson-Walker Collection, University of Edinburgh, deadline 16 September.

Job: Digital Content Officer, Historic Environment Scotland, deadline 7 September

Job: Collections Conservator, Historic Environment Scotland, deadline 7 September

Opportunity: Scotland’s Urban Past (SUP) are looking for Youth Forum members (16-24), deadline 9 September

Grants: Society for Renaissance Studies Small Conference Grants, deadline 20 September

Volunteers Sought: Help build a Medieval Kiln at Chatelherault Country Park, 24 -25 Sept



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