Weekly Digest 21 July 2017

As we approach autumn, there is a growing number of calls for papers and other opportunities. There are also many exciting events happening around Scotland this summer. Our blog series is taking a break this week, but 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

28 July: Gaelic Beginners Classes, St. Giles’ Cathedral

7 August: Inglis’ Amazon, Lauriston Castle

15 August: Culloden film screening, Filmhouse

7 September: Òraid Chanaidh – Gaelic writing from the Bible to the Stage, National Library of Scotland

Various dates: Behind the Scenes tours, National Museums Collection Centre

Various: Themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Ongoing: ‘Enduring Eye’: The Antarctic legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurly, National Library of Scotland

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

Ongoing: Age of Oil, National Museum of Scotland


25 July: First Vespers for St Kentigern, Glasgow University Chapel

25 July: Literary Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Scotland: Perspectives and Patterns, Glasgow University

26 July: Library Resources for Family History, Mitchell Library

26 July: Feast of St Anne procession and high mass, Glasgow University Chapel at 18:00

27 July: Introduction to Mitchell Resources, Mitchell Library

31 July: Online Resources: 19th Century Newspapers, Mitchell Library

4 August: Scotswummin: Scotland’s Forgotten Women Exhibition Launch, Glasgow Women’s Library

9 August: Lost Glasgow – The Ones That Got Away

Ongoing: Bicentenary of Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Mitchell Library


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

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

New Publications
Jane Geddes, Hunting Picts: Medieval Sculpture at St Vigeans, Angus, (27 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)

David Forsyth and Wendy Ugolini (eds.), A Global Force: War, Identities and Scotland’s Diaspora, (August)

Louise Settle, Sex for Sale in Scotland: Prostitution in Edinburgh in Glasgow, 1900-1938, (August-paperback)

Gordon Pentland and Michael T. Davis (eds.), Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson, (August-paperback)

Corey Gibson, The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural Politics, (August-paperback)

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

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

CfP: Revolutionary Genders, Sibéal Journal, deadline 31 July

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

CfP: Experiencing the Middle Ages in the Post-Medieval World, University of London, deadline 31 July

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

CfP: Temporary and Mobile Domesticities, 1600 to the present, Centre for Studies of Home, deadline 6 August

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

CfP: The Scottish Winter, Perth, deadline 31 August

CfP: Annual Scottish Maritime History Conference, Mitchell Library, deadline 31 August

CfP: The Many Face of War: Changing Perspectives on Armed Conflict, British Commission for Military History Conference, deadline 1 September

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

News, opportunities and miscellany
Studentship: Glasgow’s Refugee Heritage – Then and Now, University of Stirling, deadline 21 August

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

Job: Customer Service officers, National Records of Scotland, closes 2 August

Job: Curator (Part time), Open Museum, Glasgow, closes 6 August

Job: IT Infrastructure Manager, National Library of Scotland, closes 16 August

Job: Front of House Senior Supervisor, Discovery & Verdant Works, Dundee

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

Volunteer: Secretary Archives & Records Association – Scotland, contact Karyn atarascotland@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

Fellowship: H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship, deadline 1 October

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

Funding opportunity: The Fran Trust, ongoing

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


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