Weekly Digest 7 July 2017

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. Our blog last week gives an inside look at History Scotland. The news editor, Rachel Bellerby, describes different approaches taken by the magazine to cater to their audience as well as some of the ins and outs of the publication. 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

13-16 July: Ye Jacobites by Name poetry walks, National Museum of Scotland

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

20 July: A Journey through Scotland’s Past: Age of Kings and Castles, Longmore House

7 August: Inglis’ Amazon, Lauriston Castle

Various: Themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Ongoing: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites, National Museum of Scotland


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

10 July: Getting started with digital preservation, Glasgow City Chambers


8 August: Getting started with digital preservation, Aberdeen Town Hall

Ongoing: Cooking the Books exhibition, Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen

Ongoing: ‘The Scottish Warrior’ exhibition, King’s Museum

New Publications
Gilbert Markus, Conceiving a Nation: Scotland to 900 AD, (July)

Angela McCarthy & John M. MacKenzie,Global Migrations: The Scottish Diaspora since 1600, (July-paperback)

Victoria Schofield, The Black Watch: Fighting in the Front Line, 1899-2006, (13 July)

Andrew R.C. Simpson and Adelyn L.M. Wilson, Scottish Legal History, vol. 1, 1000-1707, (31 July)

Stuart McHardy, Scotland’s Future Culture, (31 July)

Linden Bicket, George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination, (31 July)

Arran Johnston, On Gladsmuir Shall the Battle Be! The Battle of Prestonpans 1745, (15 August)

Courses and Conferences
Conference: International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Literature and Language, University of Glasgow, 24-28 July

CfP: ‘The 1970s: The High Tide of British Anti-Racism?’, Edgehill University, deadline 21 July

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: Scottish Records Association Conference, New Register House, Edinburgh, deadline 20 August

CfA: Making Masculinity: Craft, Gender, and Material Production in the Long Nineteenth Century, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies Special Issue, deadline 30 October

CfP: Global Migrations Conference, University of Otago, deadline 1 November

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

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

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

News, opportunities and miscellany
Job: Curator (Photography), Scottish National Portrait Gallery, closes 16 July

Job: Archive Assistant, Highland Archive and Registration Centre, closes 28 July

Volunteer: Archaeological excavations at Castle Qua, 11-21 July

Volunteer: Secretary Archives & Records Association – Scotland, contact Karyn at arascotland@archives.org.uk

Prize: Young Sir Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Writers, closes 31 October

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

Prize: ESHSS Prize, Economic & Social History Society of Scotland, deadline 31 December

Funding opportunity: Gender and Mental Health in the West of Scotland c. 1970-c. 1990, University of Glasgow, deadline 31 July

Opportunity: Online Course – Early Modern Scottish Palaeography: Reading Scotland’s Records, University of Glasgow, begins 21 August


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