Scottish History Network Weekly Digest, 18 November 2016

Public lectures, seminars and events

22 November: Bookbinding Workshop and Talk, Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen

26 November: Collections Close-up: Curators’ Favourites, Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen

26 November: The Secret Art of Fore-Edge Painting, Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen

St Andrews

21 November: John MacKenzie, ‘Scottish identity and empire: from the 18th to the 20th centuries’, University of St Andrews


21 November: Alex Shepard, ‘Mothers, others, and childcare in Western Europe, c.1500-c.1800’, University of Glasgow

21 November: Discovering Glasgow’s Historic Reading and Writing Groups: Literary Societies in the 19th Century, Mitchell Library

21 November: Scotland: A Literary Guide for Travellers with Garry Mackenzie, Waterstones Glasgow

23 November:
Morgana McCabe, ‘Being in the World with Witches: exploring alternative ontologies in early modern Scotland’, University of Glasgow

24 November: Secrets of the Mitchell, Mitchell Library

24 November: Alan Taylor, ‘Glasgow: The Autobiography’, Mitchell Theatre


From 19 November: Schiltron! Flodden Era, Edinburgh Castle.

21 November: Scotland: Mapping the Islands, National Library of Scotland

22 November: Alison Lindsay, Treasures from the National Records, General Register House

24 November: Leonie James, ‘Archbishop Laud and the Scottish Crisis, 1637-9’, University of Edinburgh.

25 November: Crispin Powell, ‘The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry’s Scottish archives’, New Register House

25 November: The Jewel – Jean Armour and Robert Burns, Porteous


24 November: Brian Smith, ‘A ridiculous relique of feudal barbarism’: the collection of hawks and ‘hawkhens’ in Shetland, 1472-1840′, Shetland Museum and Archives


20 November: Clan Reading: The Early Photographers of Perthshire, The Fair Maid’s House

Courses and Conferences
CfP: ‘War Through Other Stuff’, University of Edinburgh – Deadline 20 November

CfP: ‘Reworking Walter Scott’, University of Dundee

CfP: ‘What Tommy Did Next – Veterans’ Organisations and Activities during and after the First World War, in the UK and beyond’, University of Edinburgh

Register: Medievalists in Scotland, University of St Andrews – DEADLINE TODAY

Register: Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Archaeology Conference 2016, Queen Margaret University, 19 November

Apply: ‘Hear Here: Training to Develop Community Sound Archives’, SGSAH and Connecting Scotland’s Sounds

News and miscellany
AHRC Grant for international research network for Glenmorangie Research Project

Opportunity: New Blogger sought for SGSAH Blogging Project

Public lectures, seminars and events – continued

23 November: Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Lanark’s Vanishing Heritage, Lanark Library


21 November: Ayrshire’s Wars of the Roses, Beith Library


21 November: Alan Steel, ‘The Norse of Inverclyde’, McLena Museum

23 November: Vincent Gillen, The Greenock Blitz, Central Library

East Kilbride

23 November: Spinning New Lanark with C. A. Hope, East Kilbride Central Library

24 November: Historical Fiction: Author Talk with Jackie Copleton and Maggie Ritchie, East Kilbride Central Library


26 November: Rab Houston, ‘Short History of Scotland’, Carnegie Library


From 21 November: Discover the Past Exhibition Launch, Gourock Library


27 November: The History Man: Alistair Moffat chart’s Scotland’s Story, Cove Burgh Hall


24 November: ‘Disaster, Courage, Community’, National Mining Museum Scotland


From 17 November: Being Human Festival


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