Weekly Digest 20 January 2017

Scottish History Network Weekly Digest – jfraeburn@gmail.com – Gmail

Welcome to the second Scottish History Network Digest of 2017!

We’re very pleased to be able to unveil our newly expanded committee today. With no less than seven fresh faces on our committee, bringing with them a very diverse range of expertise and interests, we hope this means that we can continue expanding our activities and embark on some interesting new projects. Stay tuned!

As we welcome our new committee members, we would also like to take a moment to express our gratitude to departing committee member Scott Reid. Without Scott’s vision and hard work, much of our success this past year would have been impossible and we all wish Scott the very best in the future.

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, seminars and events

24 JanuaryAlison and Fiona McNeil, ‘Burns Glasgow & Song’, University of Glasgow

27 January: Anna McFarlane, ‘Becoming Acquainted With All That Pain’: Naomi Mitchison’s VAD Nursing in WW1, University of Glasgow


21-27 January: Red, Red Rose St: Festival Celebrating the Work of Robert Burns.

23 January: The Library Research Slam, National Library of Scotland

25 January: Sarah Browne, ‘Women making history: Recording the history of Women’s Aid in Scotland’, University of Edinburgh

25 January: Ben Rogers, ‘‘An Unexpected Solution or a Political Imposition?’: Scottish Episcopalian Toleration, 1702-1712’, University of Edinburgh

26 January: Elizabeth Ritche, ‘“It was of the ague that her husband died”: How Scots in British North America experienced emigration, widowhood and surviving alone, 1800-1850’, University of Edinburgh

26 January: Elizabeth O’Brien, Speaking Out: Women’s Aid in Scotland, Museum of Edinburgh

27 January: John Baxter, Burke and Hare: Dissected, Surgeon’s Hall Museums


25 January: Chris Whatley and Kirsty Gunn, ‘Writing History’, University of Dundee

St Andrews

26 January: Malcolm Petrie, ‘Serfdom in Wishaw, Hayek in Kirkcaldy: The thought-world of Scottish nationalism, c.1942-c.1975.’, University of St Andrews.

Courses and Conferences
CfP: Mothering’s Many Labours

CfP: Robert Louis Stevenson: New Perspectives, Edinburgh Napier University

CfP: The Scottish Summer, British Society of Sports History

CfP: ‘The Information Landscape in Scotland 1600-1900’, CILIP’s Library and Information History Group

Register: War Through Other Stuff, University of Edinburgh. February 22-24.

New Publications
Hadley Williams, Janet (ed.) ‘Duncane Laideus Testament’ and Other Comic Poems in Older Scots. STS, 5th ser. 15 (Edinburgh: Boydell and Brewer for The Scottish Text Society, 2016).
News and miscellany
Nominations Open for Historical Environment Scotland Commemorative Plaque Scheme

Job: Chair, National Galleries of Scotland

Job: Post-doctoral Research Assistant for Scotland’s Rock Art, Historical Environment Scotland.

Opportunity: SGSAH Researcher in Residence at Hospitalfield

Submissions sought for Mediaeval Journal’s SAIMS/TMJ Prize

Spring Programme for Glasgow Women’s Library Launched


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