Weekly Digest 11/11/16

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.

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
Edinburgh & the Lothians
Monday 14th: ‘Edinburgh and the Act of Union 1707’, Eric Melvin, Currie & District Local History Society, Gibson Craig Memorial Hall, Currie

Tuesday 15th: ‘Research Your Military Ancestors’, National War Museum, Edinburgh Castle n.b. Booking essential – library@nms.ac.uk

Wednesday 16th: ‘The North Berwick Witches – the attempt on the life of James VI which began the Scottish Witch Hunt in general’, Robert Pugh, Coastal Communities Museum, North Berwick

Thursday 17th: ‘Rethinking Scotland’s Earliest Cartularies’, Joanna Tucker, University of Edinburgh

‘If the Kaiser came to Haddington: how Haddington would have defended itself in WWI’, Allen Kilpatrick, Haddington’s History Society, Haddington Town House

‘The National Covenant and the Scottish People’, Dr Laura Stewart, National Records of Scotland 

Glasgow & West Scotland
Monday 14th: ‘Discovering the lost Medieval Castle of Partick’, Bob Will, Scottish Pottery Society, Patrick Burgh Hall

Tuesday 15th: ‘A Musical Introduction to the Scots Language’, Fred Freeman & ‘Emigration in the late 19th century’, Andrew Muirhead, Kilmarnock & District History Group, Kilmarnock College 

Wednesday 16th: Various Speakers at Historical Perspectives Seminar, University of Glasgow

Thursday 17th: ‘Robert Bruce & his association with Ayrshire’, Tom Barclay, Troon & Ayrshire Family History Society, Portland Church Hall

‘Flanders Field 1914’, Alexander Hall, Renfrewshire Family History Society, Paisley Museum

‘The Songs of Robert Burns’, Dr Fred Freeman, Cumnock History Group, Rothesay House

Thursday 24th: ‘Glasgow: The Autobiography’, Alan Taylor, Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival, Mitchell Library

Mid Scotland & Fife
Monday 14th: ‘Beatrix Potter’s Scotland: Her Perthshire Inspiration’, Lynne McGeachie, West Stormont Historical Society,  Bankfoot Church Centre

Wednesday 16th: ‘From Grangemouth to Gallipoli’, Neil Whyte, Falkirk Local History Society, Falkirk Trinity Church

Thursday 17th: ‘Jute, Jack and Journeyings’, Derek Larkman, Dunfermline Historical Society, Abbey Church Hall

Monday 21st: ‘Scottish identity and empire: from the 18th to the 20th centuries’, Prof John Mackenzie, University of St Andrews 

North East Scotland, Highlands & Islands
Saturday 12th: ‘The Evolution of a Scottish Coastal Burgh’, Gemma Cruikshanks, The Stables, Cromarty

‘Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis’, Chris Paton, Aberdeen and North East Scotland Family History Society, Enfield St Stephen’s Church Centre

Exhibitions and events
Sat/Sun 12th/13th: Various Robert Louis Stevenson Day Events 2016 with UNESCO City of Literature

Until 28th Jan: ‘Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland’ Exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh

Courses and Conferences
CfP: ‘The Culture of Literature and Language in Medieval and Renaissance Scotland’, 15th International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Literature and Language, University of Glasgow, 24-28 July 2017. ** N.b. Deadline Extension to 9 December 2016 **

Conference: ‘Maritime Masculinities, 1915-1940’, Oxford Brookes University, 19-20 December 2016

CfP: ‘Crossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages’, 2nd Biennial Conference, University of Birmingham, 2-5 April 2017

CfP: ‘Borders, Boundaries, and Beyond in the Long Eighteenth Century’, University of Sheffield, 21 April 2017.

CfP: ‘Poor Taste and the Exclusionary Mechanisms of Cultural Consumption’, 42nd Annual Graduate Symposium, University of California, Santa Barbara, 28 April 2017

CfP: ‘The Clergy in Early Modern Scotland’, University of Edinburgh, 12 May 2017

CfP: The Nineteenth Century Research Seminars, University of Glasgow

CfP Journal: ‘Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century’, Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Special Issue, Summer 2017

CfP: The Scottish Studies Roundtable Series, University of Guelph, Winter 2017

News and Opportunities
News: Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall opens as one of UK’s largest museum and research centres following £35m refurb.

Internship Opportunity: ‘Hear Here: listening in to community sound archives’, Researcher in Residence Programme with SGSAH. N.b. Deadline 21 December 2016.

Internship Opportunities: SGSAH 2016/17 Doctoral Internships & Artists in Residence Schemes ** N.b. Deadline Extension 14 November 2016 ** Paid & open to all doctoral researchers in Scotland **

Bursary Opportunity: Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837, 30th Anniversary Bursary

Fellowship Opportunity: Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants, 2017-18 with The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. 

Job Opportunity: Registrar (Loans and Disposals) with National Trust for Scotland.N.b. Deadline 16 November 2016


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