Weekly Digest 10 February 2017


Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest!

To coincide with our first birthday next week (where has all the time gone??), we’ll be launching a new online initiative – 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.

– The Scottish History Network Team

Public lectures, seminars and events
Across Scotland

Throughout February: LBGT History Month Events


14 February: Anouk Busset, ‘Discovering Connections – Irish, Pictish and Swedish Early Medieval Sculpture’, University of Glasgow

15 February: Archive Source for Family History, Mitchell Library


13 FebruaryFrancoise Benahmou, ‘The Value of Culture’, University of Edinburgh

16 FebruaryJoanna Kopaczyk, ‘Early Modern Scots in a multilingual setting abroad and at home’, University of Edinburgh

17 February: ’18th century Scottish travellers and mapping’, Collaborative Research Showcase, National Library of Scotland


18 February: Recording Oral Histories, The Heritage Hub, Hawick.


16 February: Maya Hoole, ‘Achavich Burial Beaker Project’, Caithness Horizons

Outside Scotland

14 February: Claire Harrill, ‘Writing the Perfect Family: St Margaret of Scotland and her Children, Birmingham.

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), out now

Courses and Conferences
CfP: ‘Ian Hamilton Finlay: Little Fields, Long Horizons’, University of Edinburgh

CfP: ‘Inequalities: Bridging the Gap’, Museums Galleries Scotland Conference

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

CfP: The ‘Foreigner’ in Britain, KCL

CfP: Recording Leisure Lives: Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Leisure in 20th century Britain, University of Bolton

Registration: Hall of Mirrors – Local History Conference, Aberdeen Central Library

Registration: ‘“Please sir, can I have some more information?”’, FOISA Core Training, Archives and Records Association Scotland

Registration: Making Museums: Place & Politics symposium, Helmsdale

Registration: Exploring Archives for Historical Fiction with Margaret Elphinstone, Moniack Mhor

Registration: How to tell a medieval Gaelic tale, University of Edinburgh

Registration: ScARF Skills Workshop: Lithics, National Museum of Scotland

News and miscellany
Job: Archaeology Scotland Office and Membership Administrator

Job: Assistant Curator (Technology), National Museums Scotland

Job: Visiting Research Fellowships, IASH, University of Edinburgh

Job: Lecturer in Late Medieval History, University of Edinburgh

Job: Senior Librarian, Scottish Poetry Library

Job: Venue Manager, Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries

Funding: Stair Society Bursary available for PGs working on Scottish Legal History

Archaeology Scotland Summer School Bookings Open, Black Isle and Glen Urquhart


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