Weekly Digest 4/11/2016

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest.

Hello November! There are 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

Glasgow & West Scotland

Mon 7 (register now): ‘Migration, Gender and Consumption in Scotland’, University of Glasgow

Thurs 10th: ‘Scotland’s Early Silver’, Alice Blackwell, Ayr Town Hall

Edinburgh, Lothian & the Borders

Tues 8th: ‘Scotland v Italy: an early battle on home ground?’, John Reid, Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre

Thurs 10th: ‘Fantasy, Gambling and British State Lotteries in the long Eighteenth Century’, Bob Harris, University of Edinburgh

Fri 11th: ‘‘Something Sensible for a Change’ : The National Register of Archives for Scotland, 1946-2016’, New Register House

Mon 14th: ‘The Road to Flodden’, Richard Carlton, Maxton Village Hall

Dundee, Mid & North East Scotland

Wed 9th: ‘Dundee in the Great War’, Linda Nicoll, David Wilkinson & Matthew Jarron, University of Dundee

Thurs 10th: ‘The Scottish Disruption and the politics of colonial Auckland’, Valerie Wallace, St Andrews

Highlands & Islands

Saturday 12th: Highland Archive Service, ‘World War One: The Home Front in the Highlands, 1916’, Archive Centre Inverness


New Publications

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

Callum Brown, Becoming Atheist: Humanism and the Secular West (Bloomsbury). Release Date 4 November 2016

Jeffrey R Smitten, The Life of William Robertson: Minister, Historian and Principal (EUP). Release Date: November 2016


Conferences & CfPs

CfP: Josephine Tey: A Celebration, Inverness College, UHI, deadline 30 November

CfP: The Culture of Literature and Language in Medieval and Renaissance Scotland, deadline extended to 9 Dec

CfP: Research Slam at the National Library of Scotland, deadline 6 Jan

CfP: The Clergy in Early Modern Scotland, deadline 28 Feb

Register: ‘Going for Gold with #HHA2017’ Edinburgh Meetup. For those working or volunteering with social media in the history, heritage, archaeology or museum sectors in Scotland, 24 Nov

Register: Between Two Cathedrals symposium, 24 Nov

Register: Night at the Museum, Erskine 100, 25 Nov

Register: Medievalists in Scotland event, 3 Dec

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

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


News and miscellany

Job Opportunity: Researcher, Culture Republic

Job Opportunity: Catalogue Data Assistant, University of Glasgow

Funding: Royal Historical Society Grants, deadline 7 Nov

Funding: University of Aberdeen: Special Collections Centre Visiting Scholars Awards, deadline 1 Feb 

Fellowship: Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships, Deadline 25 Nov


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