|Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest!
Last week officially marked our first birthday. What an incredible first year. We’re continuing to celebrate this week by working to expand the network across the Atlantic. We are actively searching for exhibitions, events, and all things #ScotHist related in North America. #ScotHistorians of the world unite!
We’re delighted at the response we’ve received about our new blog series we launched last week. The blog series highlights “What I do in Scottish History.” Dr. Annie Tindley, Newcastle University, kicked off our first post by reflecting on teaching and researching Scottish History in an English institution. You can read her post here. This week Fiona Foster, University of Mississippi, shared some thoughts on whether Scotland’s First World War effort was distinctly “Scottish.” 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 email@example.com, on Twitter @ScotHistNetwork or via our Facebook page.
– The Scottish History Network Team
|Public lectures, seminars and events|
Throughout February: LBGT History Month Events
28 February: James VI and I and the Dark Corners of his Kingdoms, Alison Cathcart
01 March – various: Soillse Seminars
13 March: ScARF Skills Workshop: Lithics, National Museum of Scotland
Various: Themed Tours, National Museum of Scotland
15 March: Exploring Archives for Historical Fiction with Margaret Elphinstone, Moniack Mhor
09 March: ‘”The evils of the present housing conditions”’: Women’s organisations and campaigns for improved housing in interwar Scotland,’ Dr. Valerie Wright, University of Glasgow
08 March: Policing the Caribbean: Empire, Resistance and the Discourse of ‘Civilisation,’ Dr Margarita Aragon
08 March: Firths and fjords: the Moray Firth, David Worthington, UHI Centre for History
13 March: National Life Stories Lecture 2017, British Library
Sarah Browne, The Women’s Liberation Movement in Scotland (Oxford University Press)- March 2017
Michael Keating, A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland: The Political Economy of Constitutional Change (Edinburgh University Press) -March 2017
Jacqueline Rose, The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707 (Oxford 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)
|Courses and Conferences|
|News and miscellany|