Weekly Digest 17 February 2017

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest!

This week officially marks our first birthday, yippee!! It’s been an absolutely incredible year we’d like to take this chance to say a huge thank you to everyone who has gotten involved in the network and supported it in any way. We look forward to another year of exhibitions, events and all things #ScotHist related.

To celebrate our birthday we’re launching a new blog series: “What I do in Scottish History” and the wonderful Dr. Annie Tindley, Newcastle University, has written our first post: reflecting on teaching and researching Scottish History in an English institution. You can read her post here.

The blog series aims to celebrate the varied work that is being undertaken all around the world that relates to Scottish History. We’d we’d love to get as many perspectives as possible so please think about writing a post for us. Further information and contact details are on our webpage.

As always in the digest, 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


21 February: Alasdair Whyte, ‘Settlement-Names and Society: the medieval districts of Forsa and Moloros, Mull


22 February: Helen Whiting, “If they hang not in proper Places, they will not have a good Effect”: Portraiture, Place and Position and Sydney Ayres, ‘Representing Robert Adam: Biography, Portraiture and Memory’, University of Edinburgh

Various: Themed Tours, National Museum of Scotland 


22 February: David Worthington, ‘The Aberdeenshire Leslies in Central Europe’, Highland Archive Centre

St Andrews

23 February: Steve Boardman, ‘Bucktooth, Earl Beardie, and the Black Knight: Names and by-names in late medieval Scotland

24 February: Sheila Kinninmonth, ‘Fife Folk Tales’, 107 South Street

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

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

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

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

Mordechai Feingold (ed.), History of Universities Volume XXIX/2 (Oxford University Press)

Richard Barlow, The Celtic Unconscious: Joyce and Scottish Culture (Notre Dame Press)

Courses and Conferences
CfP: Historical Perspectives, 14th Annual Conference, University of Glasgow 

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

CfP: The ‘Foreigner’ in Britain, KCL

CfP: Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages, University of St Andrews

Registration: Scottish Association for the Study of America Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh

Registration: ‘For King and Country’: Records of Military Service Appeal Tribunals, 1916-1918, National Records of 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

Registration: National Life Stories Lecture 2017, British Library 

News and miscellany
Job: Research Associate in Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow

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

Job: Curator/Senior Curator Late Modern and Contemporary History, National Museums Scotland

Job: Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History, Institute of Historical Research

Job: Jacobite Studies Trust Fellowship, Institute of Historical Research

Job: Donald Bullough Fellowship in Medieval History, University of St Andrews

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

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

The Social History Society is currently seeking new committee members


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