Scottish History Network Weekly Digest, 25 November 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.

If we have missed anything, or you have something you’d like us to include in the future, please get in touch at, on Twitter @ScotHistNetwork or via our Facebook page.
– The Scottish History Network Team


Public Seminars, Exhibitions and Events
Glasgow and the West of Scotland

Monday 28: Swift, C., ‘Early Irish Migrations to Scotland – Difficulties, Debates and DNA’, University of Glasgow

Tuesday 29: Fitzpatrick, E., ‘Atlas of Finn McCool Places’, University of Glasgow

Tuesday 29: Nixon, M., ‘Fundamentalisms Kilmarnock Origins – Thomas Whitelaw, 1840-1917’, Kilmarnock College

Ongoing: Pits, Ponies, People and Stories Exhibition, Low Parks Museum

Edinburgh and Lothian

Until Sunday 27: Design by the Book: A Scottish Publishing Showcase, Edinburgh Castle

Monday 28: Sanders, J., ’21st Century Archaeology: Trowels, Tourism and High-Tech Trends’, Cramond Kirk Hall

Tuesday 29: Lax, L., ‘Franciszek Smuglewicz’s James Byres of Tonley and His Family: A Scottish Antiquarian Network in Eighteenth Century Rome, University of Edinburgh

Thursday 1 Dec: Harrison, L., ‘Monuments, Murals & Monikers: Nineteenth-Century Commemorations of the Scottish Wars of Independence, The University of Edinburgh

Thursday 1 Dec: Brown, C., ‘The Battle of Prestonpans: Terrain Analysis at the Jacobite Highwater Mark’, The University of Edinburgh

Thusday 1 Dec: Inglis, E., ‘Fashion and Function: Costume and textiles from the Dalrymple family collection’, Newhailes House

Scottish Borders

Saturday 26: Urban Detectives Workshop, Hawick Heritage Hub

Mid-Scotland and Fife

Monday 28: Munro, D., ‘Rossie: The Loch That Disappeared’, Age Concern Building, Cupar

Monday 28: Whatley, C., ‘The Centre for Scottish Culture’s Annual Lecture’ University of Dundee

Thursday 1: Dalgeish, G., ‘The History of Scottish Gold and Silversmiths & their marks’, The 252 Memorial Hall


Monday 28: Urquhart, R., ‘Migrants, Benefits and Tax-Avoidance in Glenalmond, 1700-1900’, Pitcairngreen Village Hall

Highlands and Islands

Wednesday 30: Gibbard, M., ‘Improvement and Landscape: Landownership in Eighteenth-Century Scotland, Burghfield House, Dornoch

Courses and Conferences
CFP: Radicalism and Popular Protest in Britain, 1790-1820. Deadline 6 January 2017

CFP: Scottish Association for the Study of America Annual Conference. Deadline 15 January 2017

CFP: The Fictional First World War: Imagination and Memory since 1914.Deadline 16 December

CFP: The Human Factor in Business History, Association of Business Historians. Deadline 15 January 2017

CFP: EMREM Annual Symposium and Images of Research Exhibition. Deadline 1 March 2017

CFP: Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress 2017. Deadline 1 December

CFP: Family and Power in the Middle Ages.Deadline 2 December

CFP: ‘Rise and Fall’ eSharp Journal, University of Glasgow. Deadline 9 January 2017

Register: Postdoctoral Careers Beyond Academia, University of Stirling

New Publications
Rose, J. (ed.), The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707. Release date 24 November

Lehner, U. L., Muller, R. A. and Roeber, A. G. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800. Release date 24 November

Bryden, J., Brox, O. and Riddoch, L. (eds.), Northern Neighbours: Scotland and Norway since 1800. Release date December

News and miscellany

Job Opportunity: University of Dundee, Lecturer in Modern Scottish History, Deadline 1 December

Job Opportunity: Glasgow Women’s Library, Assistant Museum Curator, Deadline 5 December

Fellowship: Long Term Research Fellowship in Cultural and Intellectual History, The University of London. Deadline 2 DecemberĀ 

Fellowship: Various Short Term Fellowships, The Bodleian Library. Deadline 5 December

Training Opportunity: Hear Here: Training to Develop Community Sound Archives, Deadline 21 December

Training Opportunity: Skills and Methodology Workshops at The National Archives, various dates

Media: Scotland’s Treasures, The National Museum of Scotland, BBC Two, Wednesday 30 November


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