Weekly Digest 9th September 2016

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest.

As the new academic term kicks into action, there’s plenty to chew over with the announcements of university seminar series, autumn festivals getting underway, and a host of new publications.

For simplicity, we have included the festivals here…

Doors Open Days 2016 is upon us! Hundreds of public buildings to explore free throughout September. See more details here.

September also marks Scottish Archeology Month 2016 with hundreds of events all over Scotland. See more details here.

Bloody Scotland 2016, Scotland’s international crime writing festival is hosted in Stirling this year, 9-11 September. See more details here.

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

Public Lectures, Seminars & Events
Saturday 17th: Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2016, Argyllshire Gathering Hall, Oban

Saturday & Sunday 24-5th: 271st Anniversary of the Battle of Prestonpans, Prestonpans 

Monday 12th: Glenmorangie Annual Lecture, ‘Celts: Secrets of the Carnyx’, National Museum of Scotland 

Thursday 22nd: Prof Calum Brown, ‘Becoming Atheist: How Scots lost Religion in the 20th Century’, Room 2.12, Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh

Abertay Historical Society Talks Programme 2016-7 Announced *

Wednesday 14th: Andrew Jeffrey, ‘Jessie Jordan: Hitler’s Spy in Dundee’, LT 2, Dalhousie Bldg, University of Dundee

St Andrews
Autumn 2016 ISHR Seminar Series Announced *

Thursday 15th: Welcome Reception with ISHR, The Undercroft, St Johns House, South St

Saturday 17th: Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum and Institute for Intellectual History, ‘The Present Crisis: Origins and Outcomes’, Arts Lecture Theatre

Thursday 29th: T. C. Smout Lecture 2016 – Dr Clare Jackson, ‘Sir George Mackenzie and the Stuarts’, Arts Lecture Theatre

Miscellany, CfPs & Opportunities
Major funding project announced for research into Aberdeen Burgh’s Records

NOTCHES, the History of Sexuality Blog in partnership with the University of Susses seeks two PGR Assistant Editors

CfP: ‘The Rethinking of Religious Belief in the Making of Modernity’, University of Oxford

CfP: ‘Mediating Climate Change’, University of Leeds

Job Opportunity: Administration Assistant with Historic Environment Scotland. N.B. Deadline: 14th September

Volunteer Opportunity: Applications for Scotland’s Urban Past Youth Forum 2016 close *Friday 9th Sept* at *midnight*

Volunteer Opportunity: Medieval Tile Kiln Construction Project, Chatelherault Country Park in partnership with Clyde & Avon Valley Heritage Team

New Publications
New Publication: Neil Guthrie, The Material Culture of the Jacobites (Cambridge University Press) 

New Publication: Steven W. May and Alan Bryson, Verse Liberal in Renaissance England and Scotland (Oxford University Press)

New Publication: David Torrance, Nicola Sturgeon: A Political Life, 2nd ed. (Birlinn)


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