Weekly Digest 3 March 2017

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest!

We’re delighted at the response we’ve received about our new blog series we launched! The blog series highlights “What I do in Scottish History.” This week Mark Nixon discusses his work engaging with public history through a variety of avenues. You can read his 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
7 March: Rethinking the archaeology of early medieval Iona: reassessment and recent work, Ewan Campbell and Adrián MaldonadoEdinburgh
9 March: ‘An army of strangers? Scottish International Brigade volunteers and the importance of locality’, Fraser Raeburn13 March: ScARF Skills Workshop: Lithics, National Museum of Scotland

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

St. Andrews
9 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

8 March: Policing the Caribbean: Empire, Resistance and the Discourse of ‘Civilisation,’ Dr Margarita Aragon

8 March: Firths and fjords: the Moray Firth, David Worthington, UHI Centre for History

22 March: Trade Unions in Economic and Social Life: Past, Present and Future, University of the West of Scotland

10 March (Orkney)/13 March (Shetland): Risk and Ritual: Magic Thinking at Sea, Dr Arne Kruse

13 March: National Life Stories Lecture 2017, British Library 

New Publications
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
CfP: Celtic Knot Conference, University of Edinburgh, deadline 10 Mar

CfP: ‘Speaking When They’re Spoken To?, University of Edinburgh, deadline: 15 Mar

CfP: Historical Perspectives, 14th Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, deadline 19 Mar

CfP: The Working-Class at Home, The Geoffrey Museum, deadline 31 Mar

CfP: Rewriting British Political History, University of London, deadline: 1 Apr

CfP: Religion and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods, Nottingham Trent University, deadline: 7 Apr

Register: In Her Shoes: Gender and Prejudice, Glasgow Women’s Library

Register: Exhibition Launch: Scribes and Royal Authority, National Records of Scotland

Register: Digitising the Origins of Scottish Government: Medieval charters in the 21st century (Models of Authority Project), University of Glasgow

News and miscellany
Funding: Stair Society Bursary available for PGs working on Scottish Legal History, closes 31 Mar

Funding: The Mackichan Trust grants for research in history and archaeology, closes 16 Apr

Job: Lecturer in the History of 19th Century Britain and the Wider World, University of Birmingham, closes 6 Mar

Job: Engagement Fellow, Living with Dying: Everyday Cultures of Dying within Family Life in Britain, c.1900s-1950s, University of Leeds, closes 7 Mar

Job: Lecturer in Late Medieval History, University of Edinburgh, closes 8 Mar

Job: Curator/Senior Curator Late Modern and Contemporary History, National Museums Scotland, closes 17 Mar

Job: Research Associate in Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow, closes 19 Mar

Job: Lecturer in Late Medieval/Early Modern History, University of Glasgow, closes 19 Mar

Job: Lectureship/ Senior Lectureship in Eighteenth-century Scottish History, University of Glasgow, closes 19 Mar

Job: History Lecturer, University of Dundee, closes 29 Mar

Job: Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History, Institute of Historical Research, closes 30 Mar

Job: Donald Bullough Fellowship in Medieval History, University of St Andrews, closes 7 Apr

Job: Jacobite Studies Trust Fellowship, Institute of Historical Research, closes 5 May

Job: Lecturer, European History, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, closes 7 Jul

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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