Our blog post this week comes from Dr Elizabeth Ewan from the University of Guelph. Elizabeth’s post considers the development of her own involvement in Scottish Women’s history in both research and teaching. Elizabeth also links to a number of great initiatives that are doing their part to bring women back into the popular history of Scotland.
Though the academic year continues to wind down, there are plenty of events and exhibitions continuing across Scotland as detailed below. There are also a large number of PhD studentships and jobs connected to Scottish history with closing dates over the next few weeks so be sure to check these out.
We have some spaces available for blog posts throughout the summer months. If you’d like to contribute a post about what you do in Scottish history please get in touch.
As always, if we have missed anything, or you have something you’d like us to include in the future, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @ScotHistNetwork or via our Facebook page.
– The Scottish History Network Team
|Public lectures, seminars and events
|EdinburghOngoing: ‘The Tomb’ Exhibition, National Museum of Scotland
All week: Various themed tours, National Museum of Scotland
Wed: Charlotte Bassett, ‘Lady Margaret Hamilton: Patroness of Hopetoun’ and Amy Boyington, ‘Elite wives and architecture in eighteenth-century Britain’, University of Edinburgh
Thurs: Professor Paul Dukes, ‘Scottish Enlightenment, old and new, and the Problem of the Anthropocene’. University of Edinburgh
Register Now: Alice Taylor, ‘William the Lion: Scotland’s forgotten king’, New Register House, Edinburgh, 2 May
Register Now: Dauvit Broun and Joanna Tucker, ‘A guided visit to the exhibition ‘Scribes and Royal Authority: Scotland’s Charters 1100-1250”, General Register House, Edinburgh, 5 May
Ongoing: Clyde Life Exhibition, Riverside Museum.
Mon: Drop-in information event for potential community curators. Glasgow Women’s Library, from 1pm.
Mon: Postgraduate fair, National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall
Tues: Julie Gardham, ‘The Glasgow Incunabula Project: The City’s Earliest Printed Books Revealed’, Mitchell Library
Highlands and Islands
Ongoing: Alison Scott, Geoprophesy (exhibition on the history of geological exploration in Scotland), Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.
Thurs: Martin Carruthers, ‘The Life and Death of a Broch‘, King Street Hall, Kirkwall
Thurs – Sun: Kingussie Heritage Festival, Kingussie
Sat: Scottish Association of Family History Societies Annual Conference and Family History Fair, The Bay Hotel
Thurs: Ian Bradley and Doglas Galbraith, ‘Singing the Protestant Faith: the Musical Legacy of the Reformation’, University of St Andrews
Sat: Writings from Scotland before the Union, University of Dundee
Register Now: Scotland’s Urban Past, ‘Unlocking the Tower’, St John’s Tower, Bruce Crescent.
Register Now: Public lecture: Ending Violence Against Women in Scotland. University of Stirling, 5:30pm.
Ongoing: ‘Aberdonians in the Americas’ Exhibition, King’s Museum
Register Now: Andrew Gordon, ‘Henry Stuart (1594-1612), the Lost Prince’, The Sir Duncan Rice Library
|Philip Freeman, Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes, (25 May)Northern Scotland Volume 8 (May)
Ann Rigney, The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move, (6 July)
Linden Bicket, George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination (July)
Gilbert Markus, Conceiving a Nation: Scotland to 900 AD (July)
Andrew R.C. Simpson and Adelyn L.M. Wilson, Scottish Legal History, vol. 1, 1000-1707 (July)
Peter Hopkins (ed.), Scotland’s Muslims: Society, Politics and Identity (September)
|Call for Researchers: ScotRes, a new London-based research forum is looking for researchers to share their work
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
CfP: ‘Contemporary British History Now’, King’s College London, deadline 19 May
CfP: Poster Session for Postgraduates and Postdoctoral Researchers as part of the ‘Political Petitioning and Public Engagement in Early Modern Scotland, Britain and Northern Europe, 1550-1795’ series, University of Glasgow, deadline 1 June
CfP: ‘The communities and margins of Early Modern Scotland’, University of Glasgow, deadline 28 July
Register: ‘Speaking when they’re spoken to? Re-integrating the experiences and perspectives of children into historical research’, University of Edinburgh, registration closes 1 May
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: Screening of ‘The Battle of the Somme’ film, UHI, 17 May
Register: ‘A Journey through Scotland’s Past: Age of Warriors (Picts and Celts)’, Longmore House, 18 May
Register: ‘Rural Settlement Workshop’, University of Edinburgh, closes 4 June.
Register: Community Archives: Opportunities and Challenges, Lews Castle, Isle of Lewis, 14-15 June.
Register: Scotland’s Earliest People, their Landscape and Houses, Edinburgh (venue TBC), 17 June.
Register: Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100-1750, 28-29 June.
|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
Two PhD scholarships: Fully funded, University of Glasgow, closes 7 May
PhD studentship: Archiving Indyref 2014, closes 8 May
PhD studentship: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “wordpress.us12.list-manage1.com” claiming to be “Consumption, commerce and custom: historical and archaeological evidence for the social, cultural and economic position of salmon in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, c.1400-c.1800”, UHI, closes 8 May
PhD studentship: “Archiving the Nuclear Past: Exploring the Nuclear Energy Industry and its Community Impact in Britain”. UHI, closes 8 May
PhD studentship: “The origins and history of distilling and whisky production in the Scottish Highlands and Islands: an historical and archaeological approach”, UHI, closes 8 May
Collaborative PhD studentship: Engineering ‘Modern’ Scotland: The Stevenson Maps and Plans and Scotland’s Built Infrastructure, c.1800-1900, University of Edinburgh and National Library of Scotland, closes 19 May
Job: Archives and Special Collections Assistant (Graduate Trainee), University of Glasgow, closes 23 April
Job: Lecturer in History, London South Bank University, closes 23 April
Job: Postdoctoral Researcher, “Baggage and Belonging: Military Collections and the British Empire (1750-1900)”, National Museums Scotland, closes 24 April
Job: Department Administrator, Scottish History and Archaeology, National Museums Scotland, closes 26 April
Job: Project Conservator, Highland Archive Centre, closes 5 May
Job: Teaching Fellow in Twentieth Century British History, King’s College London, closes 7 May
Job: Lecturer in Social Subjects (Modern Studies and History), University of Strathclyde, closes 9 May
Job: Chair in Early Modern History, University of Manchester, closes 2 June
Job: Chair in Medieval History, University of Manchester, closes 2 June
Volunteering: Community Curators at Glasgow Women’s Library, closes 25 April