Weekly Digest 21/10/16

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest

October 21, 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’re happy to give special mention to the upcoming Careers Workshop for History PhDs and Early Career Researchers, where the Scottish History Network will be collaborating with the Economic and Social History Society of Scotland and the Scottish Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities to deliver a day workshop dedicated to helping historians navigate the job market. Full details can be found 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 talks and events

October 27: Jane Geddes, ‘The Aberdeen Bestiary: made in Bridlington?’, University of Aberdeen.


Various dates: Events celebrating Black History Month, Glasgow Museums.

October 24:  Federica Falchi, ““Frances Wright (1795-1852): The resolution of the gender issue and social question in her republican project””, University of Glasgow.

October 25: Claire Hawes, ‘Politics and the Public Domain in the Later Fifteenth Century’, University of Glasgow.


October 22Scottish Church History Society: 2016 Autumn Day Conference, Edinburgh Theological Seminary.

October 27: Laura Paterson, ‘‘Sprueling in thair deid thrawis’: Violent Attacks on Animal Property in Early Modern Scotland’, University of Edinburgh.

October 27‘The Right Sort of Women’: Founding the Royal College of Nursing’, Royal College of Nursing.

October 27Science Superheroes: the National Museums Scotland Engagement Team, National Museum of Scotland


October 22: Various activities including talk by Anne Fraser, ‘The Mystery of the Lion Tamer’, Highland Archive Centre

October 26-7: Inverness Townscape Heritage: Station Square, Digital Workshop from Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

St Andrews

October 27: Katy Jack, ‘”Usurpations [and] infringements”: The Earldom of Mar in the 15th Century’, University of St Andrews.


October 24: Alan Mann, ‘James VII, King of Scots;, Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum.


October 29, ‘Broch’toberfest’, The Broch Project, St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall.

Conferences and CfPs
CfP: ‘Women, Money and Markets (1750-1850)’, Kings College London, 

CfP: Eighteenth-Century Research Seminar, University of Edinburgh.

CfP: The Modern Invention of Dynasty: A Global Intellectual History, 1500–2000, University of Brimingham.

Register: ‘Oh, What a Creative War: Education Workshop’, Mitchell Library, 9 November 2016.

Register: The Stuff of Research Masterclass: Prof Dan Hicks, Kelvin Hall, 1 November 2016.

Register: ‘Unsung Heroes of Our Industrial and Technological Heritage’, National Museum of Scotland, 29 October.

Register: Careers Workshop for History PhDs and ECRs, Economic and Social History Society of Scotland

New Publications
Jacqueline Rose, The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707 (OUP). Release Date: 27 October 2016.
News and miscellany
Job: Historic Environment Scotland Administrative Assistant

Job: Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellowship

Internships: SGSAH Doctoral Internship Opportunities

Funding: Scholarships for 2017/18 in Celtic Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Wales.


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