Weekly Digest 14/10/2016

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

October 14, 2016


Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest.

Autumn and the academic term are very much in full swing with a variety of fascinating Scottish History topics being discussed north and south, at universities and local history societies alike. There are also several exciting CfP and conference opportunities for planning further in advance.

As always, we’ve tried to include as much information as possible about news, events and opportunities relating to Scottish history, but 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 and seminars, 14 – 21 October
Glasgow & West Scotland
Monday 17th: Donald Meek (Glasgow), ‘Dugald Buchanan (1716-68): Man, Myth and Scholarly Circle’, Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, St. George’s Tron Church

Ken Lisbet, ‘The Gretna Rail Crash Disaster, Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society

Tuesday 18th: John Burnett, ‘Halloween’, Kilmarnock College, Kilmarnock & District History Group

Wednesday 19th: Craig Haggart (Glasgow), ‘Conscripts: The Forgotten Men of the Great War, Best Western Eglinton Arms Hotel, Eaglesham History Society

Thursday 20th: James Begg, ‘The Man’s the Gowd’, Rothesay House, Cumnock History Group

Edinburgh, Lothian & the Borders
Monday 17th: Dr. Stephen Mullen (Glasgow), ‘Toil and Care under the Scorching Sun’: Scots in Jamaica, 1776-1838′, University of Edinburgh

Arran Johnston, ‘The Battle of Pinkie Clench’, Gibson Craig Memorial Hall, Currie & District Local History Society 

Tuesday 18th: Gemma Cruikshanks (NMS), ‘Post-excavation Analysis at the National Museum of Scotland’, University of Edinburgh

Wednesday 19th: Don Martin and Jimmy Watson, ‘Thomas Muir of Huntershill: The Father of Scottish Democracy’, Bo’ness Library, West Lothian History and Amenity Society

Ian MacDougal, ‘Voices of Lilliesleaf: The importance of oral history’, Selkirk Parish Church Hall, Selkirkshire Antiquarian Society

Thursday 20th: Patrick Watt (Edinburgh), ”A Statistical Minefield: Scotland, the Great War and the Manpower Myth’, University of Edinburgh

Louise Yeoman, ‘The Revenant: an exploration of Scotland’s walking dead’, Haddington Town House, Haddington’s History Society

14th November (Register now): Catriona MacDonald (Glasgow), ‘Select coteries of scholars and dilettanti’?: the Scottish History Society and the creation of a national historical community’, National Library of Scotland

9th November: Norah Karlin, ‘The Templelands of Edinburgh’, Augustine United Church, The Old Edinburgh Club

Dundee, Mid & North East Scotland
Wednesday 19th: Walter Dunn, ‘Dundee’s Poor House’, Monifieth Community Cabin, Monifeith Local History Society

Laurie Alexander, ‘Emmanuel Nunnery’, Falkirk Trinity Church, Falkirk Local History Society

Thursday 20th: ‘Perthshire and the Suffragettes’, Souter Theatre, Perth, Friends of PKC Archives 

Ruth Duncan, ‘The Battle of the Somme and the Gordon Highlanders Regiment’, MacRobert Hall, Tarland, Cromar History History Group

Friday 21st: Alan McKirdy, ‘Set in Stone – The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland’, Aytoun Hall, Auchterarder & District Local History Association

Highlands & Islands
Wednesday 19th: Highland Archive Service, ‘The Records of Arisaig House 1850-1993’, Lochaber Archive Centre

Conferences & CfPs
Conference: Edinburgh Theological Seminary, Scottish Church History Society Conference, 22nd October

Conference: Aberdeen, Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2016, 12th November

Conference: University of Glasgow, ‘Scots and Gaelic Writing in the Scottish Renaissance: Language and Legacy’, 5th November

Conference: Leeds, Oral History Society Annual Conference 2017 – ‘Remembering Beliefs – the shifting worlds of religion and faith in secular society’, 14-15th July

CfP (Publication): Feminism and Museums: Intervention, Disruption and Change

CfP (Publication): ‘Locating Tween Girls’ for special issue of Girlhood Studies: an Interdisciplinary Journal  n.b. Abstract Deadline: Tuesday 1st November

CfP: Durham University, ‘Thatcher and Thatcherism: New Critical Perspectives’ n.b. Deadline: Friday 21st October

CfP: UCL Institute of Education, Social History Society Annual Conference 2017, 4-6th April. n.b. Deadline: Tuesday 1st November

CfP: University of Edinburgh, ‘War Through Other Stuff: Non-military narratives, artistic interpretations and the material culture of conflict’, 

CfP: Plymouth University, ‘Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century’

New Publications
Katrina Kirkwood, The Mystery of Isabella and the String of Beads: a woman doctor in World War One (Loke Press) – Leith History.Available now.

West Highland Notes & Queries, New Issue (The Society of West Highland & Island Historical Research). Available now.

John M. Mackenzie and T. M. Devine,Scotland and the British Empire (OUP) – Paperback. Release Date: 13 October 2016.

Piers Dixon, Jill Harden, Lesley MacInnes, A History of Scotland’s Landscapes (Historic Environment Scotland). Release Date: 17 October 2016.

Various, Cremation in Modern Scotland: History, Architecture and the Law (John Donald). Release Date: 20 October 2016.

Iain MacInnes, Scotland’s Second War of Independence, 1332-1357, Warfare in History v.43 (Boydell & Brewer). Release Date: 21 October 2016.

Jacqueline Rose, The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707 (OUP).Release Date: 27 October 2016.

News and miscellany
Internship Opportunity: Museum University Student Educator (MUSE) with The Hunterian (University of Glasgow students only)

PhD Opportunity: 6-month ‘Global History’ fellowship with the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Romantic and Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture, Birkbeck College (University of London) 

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