Weekly Digest 31 March 2017

It’s a slower week than usual as the academic year starts winding down. There’s still some excitement in the air though – the good people at Dig It! have just announced a great programme of events to celebrate Scotland’s  6 World Heritage Sites on April 18.The latest in our blog series is also up, with Dr Gill Plain discussing the commemoration culture surrounding Bannockburn and the First World War in Scotland. Our blog schedule is rapidly filling up – if you’d like to contribute a post about what you do in Scottish history, check out our webpage.

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
4 April: ‘Using Film for Local and Family History Research’, NLS at Kelvin Hall5 April: ‘Getting Started with the Moving Image Archive’, NLS at Kelvin Hall

5 April: ‘Digitising the Origins of Scottish Government: medieval charters in the 21st century’, University of Glasgow

3 April: Lucie Whitmore, ‘The Modish and the Militant’, Costume Society Scotland

4 April: Martin Carruthers, ‘The Life, Death and After-life of a broch. Excavations at The Cairns, Orkney’, University of Edinburgh

4 AprilGrant Collie, ‘Emigrant Scottish Miners in the NZ Tunnelling Company: 1915-1919’, University of Edinburgh

5 April: Rachel Davis (‘Aristocratic Women in Late Medieval Scotland, c.1300-c.1450’;)and Hannah Thomas, (‘Gender and Disability in Early Modern Scotland’), University of Edinburgh

10 April: Martin Carver, ‘Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness – barometer of European politics’, Society of Antiquaries

31 March-2 April: Reworking Walter Scott, University of Dundee

St Andrews
6 April:  Lynn Kilgallon, ‘Parliament, legitimacy and the ‘absent king’ in the insular world (c. 1399-1450)’, University of St Andrews

11 AprilMartin Carver, ‘Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness – barometer of European politics’, Inverness Town Hall

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: ‘The communities and margins of Early Modern Scotland’, University of Glasgow, deadline 28 July

CfP: North American Conference on British Studies, Denver, Colorado, deadline extended to 3 April

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

CfP: ‘Ritual and Ceremony in Medieval and Early Modern Europe’, University of Northumbria, deadline 28 April

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

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 proposals: The Scottish History Society is looking for publication proposals

Register: ‘Britain in Europe, 1970s-present’, University of Edinburgh, 20 April

Register: Agriculture, Economy and Society in Early Modern Scotland, Edinburgh, 6 May

Register: The Clergy in Early Modern Scotland, University of Edinburgh, 12 May

Register: The Reformation and it’s Impact on Scotland, Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies Spring Colloquium, University of Toronto, April 8

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

PhD studentship: Archiving Indyref 2014, closes 8 May

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

Internship: Lothian Health Services Archive, closes 2 April

Volunteering: Aden Country Park Archaeological Dig


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