Digest 9 June 2017

In our first summer digest we’re launching our shiny new logo which you can see above! We hope you love it as much as we do, many thanks to Lucie Whitmore for working your magic for us.

With the switch to our summer schedule we’ve moved to fortnightly digests and blogs so our latest blog post is last week’s from Dr Darren Layne. Darren’s excellent blog discussed his work in the digital humanities, you can read it here. Darren’s post discusses the people involved in the 1745 Jacobite Rising, particularly apt as we count down the days until the National Museum of Scotland’s new Jacobite exhibition opens (see below). If you’d like to contribute a post about what you do in Scottish history please get in touch.

Our Scottish History Network School Essay Prize, aimed at Scottish school students doing Higher and Advanced Higher History is ongoing. There are some great prizes offers available, thanks to Historic Environment Scotland, History Scotland and Blackwell’s Bookstore. This is a great opportunity for any students thinking about continuing with history at university so spread the word.

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 scottishhistorynetwork@gmail.com, on Twitter @ScotHistNetwork or via our Facebook page.

– The Scottish History Network Team

Public lectures, seminars and events
EdinburghVarious: Themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland

15 June: ‘The Jacobite court comes home’, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Opens 23 June: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites, National Museum of Scotland

23 June: ‘Our Stockbridge’, Celebrating 100 years of Stockbridge, Lifecare Edinburgh

2 July: Guided Walk: Arthur’s Secrets, Historic Environment Scotland, Arthur’s Seat


10 June: Merchant City Heritage Walk, Rottenrow Maternity Hospital

13 June: Exploring Scotland’s Nuclear Archive, National Library of Scotland at Kelvinhall

13 June: The Open Archive: Anti-Nuclear Movements, Glasgow’s Women’s Library

9 July: Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk, James White Monument in Cathedral Square


28 June: ‘Relive your sporting memories’, Highland Archive Centre


30 June: ‘A Walk with Words: Dundee’s Literary Streets’, Central Library


Opening 13 June: ‘The Scottish Warrior’ exhibition, King’s Museum


15 June: Ness of Brodger: Structure 10, A Neolithic Cathedral, with Nick Card, Orkney Archaeology Society

Strath Brora

15 June: Gordonbush Estate: Setting the Archives in Context, Clyne Heritage Society and Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures


29 June: ScotRes, ‘Liberalism versus nationalism? Scottish Home Rule in the late 19th Century’, The Hoop and Grapes

New Publications
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)

Angela McCarthy and John M MacKenzie, eds. Global Migrations: The Scottish Diaspora Since 1600. (July- paperback)

Andrew R.C. Simpson and Adelyn L.M. Wilson, Scottish Legal History, vol. 1, 1000-1707 (July)

Courses and Conferences
CfP: “Thinking about mythology in the 21st century”, University of Edinburgh, due 15 JuneCfP: Early Modern Orders and Disorders: Religious Orders and British and Irish Catholicism, deadline 28 June

CfP: Litigating Women: negotiating justice in courts of law, c.1100-1750, deadline 28 June

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

CfP: Celebration, Commemoration, and Collaboration: Milestones in the History of Education, deadline 31 July

CfP: Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment, Griffith University and University of Queensland, deadline 1 August

CfP: Attending to Early Modern Women: Action and Agency, deadline 15 November

CfP: Scottish Studies Roundtable Series, University of Guelph, open call

Register: Scotland 1715-1780: Literature, Culture, Art and Music, 10 June

Register: Seeing Eye to Eye? Conflicts in History Conference, 16-17 June

Register: Scotland’s earliest people, their landscape and houses, 17 June

Register: Postgraduate/Early Career Study Day: Female Networks 1750-1950, University of Glasgow, 29 June

Register: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Summer Excursion, 1 July

Register: Slavery and the Scottish Country House, University of Edinburgh, 14 July

News, opportunities and miscellany
PhD: Archaeology MLitt, University of the Highlands and Islands, closes 19 June

PhD:  Teaching Assistantship, University of Plymouth, closes 18 June

PhD: A (Pre)History of Westray and Papa Westray: from the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition to Norse Annexation, University of Glasgow, closes 23 June

Job: Lecturer in Museum Studies, University of Glasgow, closes 11 June

Job: Archives and Library Assistant, University of Edinburgh, closes 14 June

Job: Heritage Engagement Officer, Scottish Women’s Aid, closes 19 June

Fellowship: Three Month Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary History, University of Edinburgh, closes 30 June

Volunteer: Researchers for MS Fettercairn papers, National Library of Scotland, 19-30 June

Prize: The Public History Prize, Royal Historical Society, closes 30 November

Opportunity: H-Albion invites applications for editors, closes 1 July

Young Sir Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Writers


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