Weekly Digest 15 June 2018

Scottish History Network Digest

June 15, 2015

Welcome to Friday! Our digest is full of new CfPs, events, and other news. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

If that is not enough Scottish history for you we also have an excellent new blog post by Alistair Stewart titled, Historical Amnesia and the Myth of Westminster Control

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! 

We are now on our summer digest schedule so we will only be appearing in your inbox fortnightly rather than weekly. Anything urgent can be sent to us on Twitter @ScotHistNetwork.

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

From 4 June- 9 July Gaelic Events at St Giles Cathedral 

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

From 22 June: Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop, National Museum of Scotland

22 June-24 June: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Rhind Lecture Series, National Museum of Scotland

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

Ongoing: Illustrating Scottish Poems, National Library of Scotland

21 June: Citizens and Government with Henry McLeish, National Library of Scotland


Ongoing: Lost Glasgow, Arlington Baths Club

21 June: Researching Partick Archive Sources for Local History, Partick Library

4 July: Women’s War Work Film Screening, Kelvin Hall

Dumfries and Galloway

21st June: The Fire Service at HM Factory Gretna, The Devil’s Porridge Museum

News, Opportunities and Miscellany
Job: Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Project, Various Roles, National Library of Scotland, closes 25 June

Job: Heritage Archives and Exhibitions Officer, Citizens Theatre, closes 26 June

Job: Interim Head of Public Engagement, Museums, University of St. Andrews, closes 28 June

Opportunity: MRes Interdisciplinary Excellence Award: Clyde Fishing 1845 to present: The Extent of Exploitation, University of Strathclyde, closes 22 June

Opportunity: University of Edinburgh Library and Museums Summer School 9-15 July, deadline for applications 22 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

Call for Participants: Project researching favourite nineteenth-century scientific women contributions of lesser known individuals especially welcome.

Funding: Economic History Society Bursary Scheme for PhD Students, deadline 1 July

Funding: Oxford DNB Bursaries, deadline 1 July

Funding: Scottish Romanticism Research Award, deadline 6 July

Prize: Scottish Heritage Angels Awards , deadline 29 June

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: Rising Star Essay Prize, deadline 30 September

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

Miscellaneous: O’Donnell Lecture 2018, recording now available

Miscellaneous: Runaway Slaves Project interview, recording now available

Conferences and Workshops
CfP: Inventor of Britain: The Complete Works of Humphrey Llwyd, deadline 15 July

CfP: Ideology and Identity in post-war Scotland, deadline 31 July

CfP: Reading the Ministry 1520-1848, deadline 31 July

CfP: Women and the Church, Scottish Church History Society, deadline 2 Sept

CfP: Seasonal Settlement in the Medieval and Early Modern Countryside of Europe, deadline 10 Sept

CfP: Submissions for Northern Scotland, ongoing 

Register: Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement Research Group Workshop, 18 June

Register: Sex and Gender Identities in the First Millennia: Scottish Evidence and its Wider Context, Seminar, 19 June

Register: SGSAH Summer School, 19-21 June

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

Register: Paisley’s Industrial and Cultural Heritage, 27 June

Register: Manuscript Art and Knowledge in the Early Medieval World, 28-29 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


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