Weekly Digest 7/10/2016

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

October 7, 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.

We are pleased to be involved in the Economic and Social History Society of Scotland’s Career Workshop for History PhDs and ECRs. Places are filling up quickly, so book your spot now!

Dig It! 2017 is looking for events across Scotland for their printed programme (running from January to December 2017), with the deadline set as Friday 4 November 2016. They have a very broad definition of ‘archaeology’, and events can include anything from cookery courses to theatre performances. If anyone would like more information, they should contact info@digit2017.com.

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 and events

Saturday 8th: Thinking with Things, National Museum of Scotland

Thursday 13th: Dr Siobhan Talbott, ‘What cannot be helped must be indured’: British Merchants and the Anglo-Dutch Wars, 1652-1678’


Saturday 8th: Fife Family History and Local History Fair


Oct 27th: Dr Michael Penman, ‘The tomb of Robert Bruce – a case of mistaken identity?’ 


Wednesday 12th: Elizabeth Cumming & Heather Jack, ‘Henry Taylor Wyse (1870-1951): Teacher, Artist, Craftsman’


Oct 20th – Nov 1th: Friends of Duff House Autumn Talks


Oct 26th: Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, ‘Traditionalising Empire: Imperial Commodities in Gaelic Popular Culture’, also available online

Oct 26th: Highland Life in the 18th Century, Highland Folk Museum

New Publications
Ronald Black, The Campbells of the Ark: Men of Argyll in 1745. Relase date: out now

Christopher A. Whatley, Immortal Memory: Burns and the Scottish People. Release date: out now

John M. MacKenzie and T. M. Devine, editors, Scotland and the British Empire, paperback edition. Release date:

Courses and Conferences
CFP: Thatcher and Thatcherism: New Critical Perspectives, deadline 21 October

CFP: Landscapes of Movement, deadline 23 October

CFP: Social History Society Annual Conference, deadline 1 November

CFP: War, Through Other Stuff, deadline 20 November

CFP: Radical and Popular Protest in Britan, 1790-1820, deadline 6 January

CFP: Histories of Religion and Sexuality, c.1500 to the present, deadline 30 December

CFP: The Scottish Summer, deadline 30 January

CFP: Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, deadline 1 February

Registration: Publishing for Historians, University of Leeds

Registration: John Duns Scotus Conference

Registration: 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

Registration: The Scots in Asia, c.1820 to the present: a story of transience, networks and ethnic association

News, opportunities and miscellany
Job opportunity: Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology, University of Warwick

Job opportunity: SGSAH Doctoral Internship and Artist in Residence Programmes

Job opportunity: Professor of History and Head of Department (Humanities), Northumbria University

Society for Renaissance Studies are putting together a list of funding sources

Scotland’s Places can now be accessed free of charge


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