Weekly Digest 4 August 2017

We have had a double dose of blog postings since our last digest. If you haven’t had a chance to read about Drs. Cathryn Spence and Mark Wallace, please do. 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

7 August: Inglis’ Amazon, Lauriston Castle

7 August: History: Reconstructed, John Sinclair House

14 August: Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes & Charles Withers, Studio Theatre

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


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: Scotland and Ireland: A Conference – Connecting nations, unions, and ‘diasporas’ in the modern period, University of St. Andrews, 30 September

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: Print and Power: St. Andrews Book Conference 2018, deadline 1 December

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: 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: 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

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

Funding opportunity: The Leverhulme Trust Scholarships – From the Golden Age to the Digital Age: Modelling and Monitoring Historic Tapestries, deadline 14 August

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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