Weekly Digest 18 May 2018

Hello and happy Friday! As always there is lots happening in Scottish History, why not grab a cuppa and find out about all the upcoming events, opportunities and publications.

Why do you do Scottish history? We’d love to know! If you fancy writing about your inspiration for our blog series, find out more about how to do so here. We have had some fantastic posts so far this year. Please do get in touch if you would like to write a post for us!

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. If interested in writing a blog for us, please get in touch. It’s great to hear from people involved in Scottish History in lots of different ways and we look forward to finding out what you are all up to.
Public Lectures, Events and Seminars

Mon 28: Scottish Archives user consultations, University of Dundee


From Fri 8 June: Their Work Is Not Forgotten, Exhibition celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage, Museum of Edinburgh

Ongoing: The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance, National War Museum

Ongoing: Illustrating Scottish Poems, National Library of Scotland


Sat 19: Family History, Fairfield Heritage

Sat 19 – Sun 20: Govan Reminiscence, Fairfield Heritage

Wed 30: Scottish Archives user consultations, Mitchell Library

Ongoing: Lost Glasgow, Arlington Baths Club


Sat 26: Meet the Books, Inverness Library

Thurs 31: The Development of the Pictish Symbol System: inscribing identity beyond the edges of Empire, The Gordon Memorial Hall, Rosemarkie

News, Opportunities and Miscellany
Job: Curator (Photography) of the Mackinnon Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, closes 28 May

Job: Research Associate, ‘Piston, Pen & Press: Literary Cultures in the Industrial Workplace from the Factory Acts to the First World War’, University of Strathclyde, closes 8 June

Opportunity: Become a book reviewer for History Scotland

Call for Participants: Multiple-gender-attraction and bisexuality in 1970s and 1980s Britain: an oral history project

Funding: Various funding opportunities available under the Aegis of the Centre for Scottish & Celtic Studies, deadline 31 May

Funding: Oxford DNB Bursaries, deadline 1 July

Funding: Scottish Romanticism Research Award, deadline 6 July

Prize: Community History Prize, Women’s History Network, closes 31 May

Prize: Bernard Aspinwall Memorial Essay Prize, Scottish Catholic Historical Association, closes 29 June

Prize: Career Development Award, Scottish Museums Federation, deadline 20 July

Prize: McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, deadline 31 August

Prize: Scottish Church History Prize, deadline 31 December

Miscellaneous: History Scotland Lectures, ‘Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland?’ recording available now

Conferences and Workshops
CfP: Submissions for Northern Scotland 

CfP: Submissions for Journal of British Identities, Issue 2, deadline 31 May

CfP: Motherhood, Loss and the First World War, deadline 31 May

CfP: Barbarism and Behavior, PGR and ECR Conference, deadline 1 June

CfP: Celts in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds, 1500-1960, deadline 1 June

CfP: Creating for Change: Women’s Impact on the Arts, Screen and Creative Industries in Scotland (1918-2018), deadline 11 June

CfP: Scottish Studies roundtable series, University of Guelph, open call

Register: Visualising Medical Heritage and Storytelling, 20 May

Register: Dryburgh Abbey – its picturesque landscape re-assessed, 21 May

Register: Digital Masterclass for Heritage: Community Engagement and Fundraising Online, 21 May

Register: Rethinking Radical Scotland: Cultural and Social Transformation Since 1968, 23 May

Register: Rutherford Redivivus: A Conference Engaging with Samuel Rutherford’s Theology and Historical Context, 25 May

Register: Historical Conversations: The Postgraduate Fringe, 25 May

Register: Archaeological Research in Progress, 26 May

Register: The Weathermen of Ben Nevis 1883-1904, 29 May

Register: May pop-up: Careers and speed mentoring, 30 May

Register: South Ayrshire History and Family History Fair, 2 June

Register: LGBT Walking Tour at the University of Glasgow, 5 June

Register: The Goodall Symposium: 70 Years of the NHS, 7 June

Register: Edinburgh New Town and new towns in Scotland 1767-2017, 14 June

Register: Scotland and the Wider World: A Conference in Honour of Professor Allan I. Macinnes, 14-15 June

Register: SGSAH Summer School, 19-21 June

Register: ‘Glasgow, the Slave Trade and Plantation Slavery: History, Myth and Commemoration’, 23 June

Register: Creative Archipelagos: Explorations of Islands in Scottish Literature and Culture, 29 June-1 July

Register: The UK through Comparative and Transnational Perspectives, 2 July

C. B. Bow (ed.), Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment, May

Karley Kehoe, Alastair J. Macdonald & Jim MacPherson (eds.), Northern Scotland: Volume 9, May

Craig Armstrong, Glasgow at War: 1939-1945, May

Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, Ansen Caffell, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, May

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