|Public lectures, seminars and events
Ongoing: ‘The Tomb’ Exhibition, National Museum of Scotland
Month of May: Various themed tours, National Museum of Scotland
2 May: Alice Taylor, ‘William the Lion: Scotland’s forgotten king’, New Register House, Edinburgh
5 May: Dauvit Broun and Joanna Tucker, ‘A guided visit to the exhibition ‘Scribes and Royal Authority: Scotland’s Charters 1100-1250”, General Register House, Edinburgh
6 May: Scottish Life Archive, National Museum of Scotland
Register Now: Iron: Origins and Destinations, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 6 May
Register Now: Alan Borthwick, ‘Family History from Medieval Charters’, New Register House, Edinburgh, 10 May
Register Now: Beyond the Wall: Scottish Inspirations in the Game of Thrones Universe, Canongate, 24 May
Ongoing: Clyde Life Exhibition, Riverside Museum.
3 May: Michael Hannon, Tobacco Merchants and Shipbuilders, Scottish Civic Trust
12 May: Gender & History’s Annual Public Lecture, ‘The Political in Question: Slavery Abolitionism in India’s Twentieth Century‘, Glasgow University
Register Now: Centre of Gender History, ‘Parenting and the Law:’ Public Engagement Workshop, Glasgow’s Women’s Library, 22 May
Register Now: ‘The Information Landscape in Scotland: 1600-1900’, University of Dundee, 1 July
Highlands and Islands
Ongoing: Alison Scott, Geoprophesy (exhibition on the history of geological exploration in Scotland), Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.
Through Sun: Kingussie Heritage Festival, Kingussie
20 May: First World War Discovery Day, Highlanders’ Museum, Fort George
Larkhall & Hamilton
6 & 13 May: Avon Water Salmon Homecoming Celebration
6 May: 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, 24 May
Ongoing: ‘Aberdonians in the Americas’ Exhibition, King’s Museum
6 May: Gallery of Memories Sharing Day, Aberbeen Treasure Hub Museum Centre
11 May: Andrew Gordon, ‘Henry Stuart (1594-1612), the Lost Prince’, The Sir Duncan Rice Library
|Matthew L. McDowell, “Scottish Football and Colonial Zimbabwe: Sport, the Scottish Diaspora, and ‘White Africa,’” Journal of Scottish Historical Studies (April)
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: Art of Power: The 3rd Earl of Bute, Politics and Collecting in Enlightenment Britain, Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, deadline 1 May
CfP: ‘Our Islands, Our Past’, University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute Conference, deadline 7 May
CfP: ‘Contemporary British History Now’, King’s College London, deadline 19 May
CfP: The Reformation: 500 Years On, European Reformation Research Group Annual Meeting, University of Liverpool, deadline 26 May
CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress, Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh, deadline 31 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: Out of Place: Vagrancy and Settlement, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, deadline 30 June
CfP: Building the Scottish Diaspora: Scots and the Colonial Built Environment, 1700-1920, University of Edinburgh, deadline 24 July
CfP: ‘The communities and margins of Early Modern Scotland’, University of Glasgow, deadline 28 July
CfP: ‘The Many Faces of War- Changing Perspectives on Armed Conflict’, BCHM New Research in Military History Conference, Cambridge, deadline 1 September.
CfP: Society for Renaissance Studies 8th Biennial Conference, University of Sheffield, deadline 1 September
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.
|Two PhD scholarships: Fully funded, University of Glasgow, closes 7 May
PhD studentship: Archiving Indyref 2014, closes 8 May
PhD studentship: “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
Fellowship: Jenny Wormald Junior Research Fellowship in Women’s History, St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, closes 1 June
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