Weekly Digest 17 March 2017

Welcome to the Scottish History Network Digest!

Our blog series continues this week with Iain MacInnes’s discussion of ‘Scotland’s Forgotten War of Independence (1332-1357)’, where he argues those who fought in this second war deserve as much recognition as those from the First War of Independence. You can read his post here. This also lead to an interesting conversation on Twitter about the role history played in the last independence referendum, and what role it might play in the (potential) next. Add your voice to the conversation 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
19 March: ‘The Small Isles’, John Hunter, Mitchell Library20 March: ‘Whisky (re)collections: The Diageo oral history project’, David Walker and Jo McKercher, University of Strathclyde28 March: ‘Patriotic Propaganda during the Rough Wooing’ (John Durkan Memorial Lecture), Roger Mason, University of Glasgow

23 March: ‘Scottish-Irish Relations: Past, Present and Post-Brexit, H. E. Dan Mulhall, University of Edinburgh

23 March: ‘Burgh registers and literate culture in Late Medieval Scotland’, William Hepburn, University of Edinburgh

28 March: ‘Ladders to the Cloud: understanding place belonging in post-industrial Scotland using social media’, Peter Matthews, University of Stirling

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

New Publications
Jamie Reid-Baxter, Defy them all, and feare not to win out : Elizabeth Melville, Scotland’s first woman in print” iScott (March 2017), available free this month

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 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

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

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

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

CfP: Art of Power: The 3rd Earl of Bute, Politics and Collecting in Enlightenment Britain, Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, deadline 1 May

Call for proposal: The Scottish History Society is looking for publication proposals

Register: The Clergy in Early Modern Scotland, University of Edinburgh – programme now available

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

Register: The Reformation and it’s Impact on Scotland, Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies Spring Colloquium, University of Toronto

News and miscellany
PhD studentship: ‘The Material Culture of Mass Politics in Scotland, c.1815-c.1914’, AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Scholarship, University of Edinburgh and National Museums Scotland, closes 26 Apr

PhD studentship: “Intellectual properties: transferring science from universities to National Museums Scotland”, University of Edinburgh and National Museums Scotland, closes 28 Apr

Job: Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Fashion and Textiles, National Museums Scotland, closes 26 Mar

Job: Assistant Events Manager, Historic Environment Scotland, closes 29 Mar

Job: Research Assistant – “Living on Water: Early Iron Age lake-dwelling communities in Scotland”, University of Glasgow, closes 9 Apr

Job: Curator, Late Modern and Military Collections, National Museums Scotland, closes 16 Apr

Funding applications open for Being Human Festival 2017

The Economic and Social History Society of Scotland are looking for new office bearers

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