Weekly Digest 3 February 2017

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest!

Our new committee members are working hard already, and there are lots of exciting plans in the works. First we will be announcing a new addition to our online activities on our first birthday in a couple of weeks – watch this space!

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.

Public lectures, seminars and events
DornochTuesday 7: Dauvit Brown, ‘An dealbh briste, ‘the shattered image”, Ross House


Monday 6: Chik Collins, ‘From ‘Shock Treatment’ to ‘Austerity’: The experience of neoliberalism in two working class communities in Ayrshire, and its impacts on health’, The University of Strathclyde

Tuesday 7: Film for family and local history’ workshop, The National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

Wednesday 8: Juliet Shields, ‘Scottish women writers and the work of fiction in the Victorian periodical press’, The University of Strathclyde


Until 25 June: Scottish Pottery: Art and Innovation exhibition, National Museum of Scotland

Tuesday 7: ‘BabbIED: A modular system for storing information in DNA’, National Library of Scotland

Tuesday 7: Joe Curran, ‘Magnificence and misery: philanthropy, identity, and city image in Dublin and Edinburgh, c.1815-1845’, The University of Edinburgh

Tuesday 7: Themed Tour: ‘The Industrial Revolution’, National Museum of Scotland 

Wednesday 8: The last letter of Mary Queen of Scots will be on display at the National Library of Scotland between 10am and 4pm

Wednesday 8: Nicola Martin, ‘Improvement, Stadial Theory, and the Pacification of the Highlands in the mid-eighteenth century’ and Thomas Archambaud, ‘The Highland Bard and the Prime Minister: James Macpherson, Lord Bute and the politics of Scottish patronage in the age of Enlightenment’, The University of Edinburgh

Thursday 9: Oliver Finnegan, ‘The Darien Venture, Piracy and the trial of Thomas Green, 1695-1705’, The University of Edinburgh

Thursday 9: Jussi Hanhimaki, ‘Divorce in the Making? Transatlantic Relations Before and After 2016’, The University of Edinburgh 

St. Andrews

Thursday 9: Various presenters, Postgraduate work in progress panel ISHR, University of St. Andrews


Wednesday 8: Kenneth Baxter, ‘Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow:The Story of the University of Dundee’, University of Dundee

Courses and Conferences
Registration: The Material Culture of Religious Change and Continuity, 1400-1600, University of Huddersfield

Registration: Getting Started with the Moving Image Archive, National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

Registration: Humanities Inaugural Lecture, Lorna Hughes, ‘The ties that bind: curation and creation in the digital humanities’, University of Glasgow

CfP: Archaeological Research in Progress 2017, National Museums Scotland, Deadline: 12 February

CfP: Women’s History Network Annual Conference: ‘Women and the Wider World’, University of Birmingham, Deadline: 3 March 

CfP: Postgraduate Gender Research Network of Scotland (PGRNS) work-in-progress workshop, Glasgow Women’s Library, Deadline: 27 February

CfP: Invisible Hands: Reassessing the History of Work, University of Glasgow, Deadline: 31 March

CfP: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Postgraduate and Early Career Conference, Swansea University, Deadline: 1 July

New Publications
Daniel Szechi, Britain’s lost revolution? Jacobite Scotland and French grand strategy, 1701-8 (Manchester University Press), out now

Michael Fry, The Scottish Empire, New Edition (Birlinn), out now

Michael Keating (ed.), Debating Scotland: Issues of Independence and Union in the 2014 Referendum (Oxford University Press) out now

Michael Brown and Katie Stevenson (eds.), Medieval St. Andrews: Church, Cult, City (Boydell & Brewer), Release date: February 2017

Mordechai Feingold (ed.), History of Universities Volume XXIX/2 (Oxford University Press), Release date: 9 February

News and miscellany
Vacancy: Lectureship in History, 1400-1700, University of Bristol. Deadline: 1 March

Opportunity: SGSAH are offering three residency opportunities for PhD doctoral researchers in arts and humanities. Deadline 6 February

Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowships, Society for Renaissance Studies. Deadline 31 May

Call for submissions for New Historical Perspectives, the Royal Historical Society’s innovative new series that will see publications published simultaneously both in print and digital open access format.

Call for Nominations: The heritage council has issued a call for communities to nominate forgotten monuments in their community that are in need of care and attention.


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