Weekly Digest 10 March 2017

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest!

Our new blog series highlighting “What I do in Scottish History” features one of our co-founders this week. Nicola Martin discusses her research and why she calls herself a Scottish historian, even when she does not always feel like one. 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
14 March: Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, ‘A bheil àite ann dha tùsan Gàidhlig ann an eachdraidh na Gàidhealtachd? (Is there a place for Gaelic sources in the history of the Gàidhealtachd?)’, University of Glasgow15 March: Uncovering our Medical Instruments, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow15 March: Fergus Sutherland & David Martin, Unbuilt Glasgow – The History & Impact of the Bruce Report 

15 March: William Swain, ‘Adam Ferguson, Freidrich von Gentz, and the decline of the Martial Spirit’ & John Stone, ‘The Cultural Work of the Royal Scots College (Valladolid), 1770-1808: Cosmopolitanism, Diaspora, the “National Feeling”, and Library Formation’, IASH

16 March: ‘The Conservative interest in Scottish constituency politics, 1832-1868’, Gary Hutchison, University of Edinburgh

15 March: ‘Boswell’s Regency Crisis, 1788–1790’, Jame Caudle, University of Stirling

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

13 March: Risk and Ritual: Magic Thinking at Sea, Dr Arne Kruse

13 March: National Life Stories Lecture 2017, British Library

News and miscellany
Royal History Society Public History Prize – Nominations Open

Funding Applications Open for Being Human Festival 2017

Job – Various positions at the Highland Folk Museum

Job – Collections Care Officer, Museums and Galleries Edinburgh

Courses and Conferences
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: ‘Our Islands, Our Past’, University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute Conference, deadline 30 Apr

CfP: Scottish Women Writers before 1900, deadline 15 Mar

CfP: ‘Scotland and Ireland: connecting nations, unions, and diasporas’, St Andrews, deadline 21 April

Register: STICK Spring Event and AGM – RE:imagining Industrial Heritage, Fairfield Heritage Centre

Register: Book launch – Medieval St Andrews: Church, Cult, City in St Andrews, edited by Michael Brown and Katie Stevenson, University of St Andrews

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)

Nicholas Miller, John Millar and the Scottish Enlightenment (Voltaire Foundation) – March 2017

Michael Brown and Katie Stevenson (eds), Medieval St Andrews: Church, Cult, City in St Andrews (Boydell Press) – available now

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