Weekly Digest 16 November 2018

Better late than never! After a few technical woes this afternoon, we’re back up and running.

Interest in Scotland’s medieval history has been running high over the past week as more and more people watch Netflix’s new film on Robert the Bruce. We’ve been very fortunate to have Dr Iain MacInnes write for us on the ways in which Outlaw King has interpreted history.

If you fancy writing about your own inspirations 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
19-25 November: Book Week Scotland, Various locations

Until 18 November: Rise Up Quines! Festival of Women, Various locations

26 November: “A labourer in the vineyard of Scottish antiquities”: the remarkable collection of Sir Walter Scott, Regent Building Lecture Theatre


21 November: Matron’s diary: Relationships in a Dundee Magdalene Asylum, 1878-1880, University of Edinburgh

22 November: Report on Experience, Edmund Blunden and WW1, Scottish Poetry Library

23 November: Coding gender and ambition in early modern Scotland: Approaching the sixteenth century with the digital humanities, University of Edinburgh

Ongoing until February 2019: Treasures Display, ‘Strike for Freedom’, National Library of Scotland

Ongoing until April 2019: Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers, National Museum of Scotland

4 December: Women’s suffrage in Glasgow – an afternoon of talks, Mitchell Library.

Ongoing until January 2019: More than Just Books: Printing in Glasgow, The Lighthouse

Ongoing until 11 December: Re-addressing the archive exhibition, Kirkintilloch Town Hall

North Queensferry
17 November: FPW Talk – Scotland’s Pilgrim Kings: Royal Pilgrimage int he Later Middle Ages, North Queensferry Church of Scotland.

St Andrews
21 November: Celebrating the History of St Andrews Feminism, University of St Andrews.

22 November: Social Position – networks, status and the physical city in Georgian Edinburgh, University of St Andrewa

19 November: Theatre of Remembrance (WWI drama), Bearsden

19 November: Scotland: Her Story (author talk), Bishopbriggs

22 November: No Vote No Census (talk on Suffragette protests), Kirkintilloch

Martha McGill, Ghosts in Enlightenment Scotland.

Seán Damer, Scheming: A Social History of Glasgow Council Housing, 1919-1956.

T.M. Devine, The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed, 1600-1900.

Elizabeth Ewan, Rose Pipes, Jane Rendall, Siân Reynolds (eds), The New Biographical Dictionary of Women.

Ryan Hanley, Beyond Slavery and Abolition: Black British Writing, c.1770-1830.

Finlay McKichan, Lord Seaforth: Highland Landowner, Caribbean Governor.

Marsali McLeod and Cassie Smith-Christmas, Gaelic in Contemporary Scotland.

Julie Orr, Scotland, Darien and the Atlantic World, 1698-1700.

Alistair Pettinger, Frederick Douglass and Scotland 1864.

Conferences and Workshops
CfP: 2019 Conference: Britain and the World, deadline 19 November

CfP: Migration to the margin: a four-nation approach to race, immigration, and diversity in the UK, deadline 30 November.

CfP: Edinburgh Eighteenth Century Research Seminars, deadline 3 December.

CfP: Representing Popery in Britain & Ireland 1520-1900, deadline 30 December 2018

CfP: Dress and Décor in Medieval and Renaissance Scotland, deadline 31 December

CfP: Celtic Studies Association of North America Annual Conference, deadline 14 January 2019

CfP: International Congress on the Enlightenment, deadline 1st February 2019

CfP: Writings from Scotland before the Union, deadline 8 February 2019 

Register: Explore your archives campaign, 17-25 November

Register: No Vote, No Census! Using the 1911 census as a form of protest in Scotland, 22 November

Register: Scottish Society for Northern Studies Annual Conference, 24 November

Register: Vikings in Scotland: 20 Years On, 5-7 December

Register: Scotland’s Underwater Archaeology Conference, 5-7 December

News, Opportunities and Miscellany
 Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Scottish Literature, University of Stirling, deadline 18 November.

Opportunity: Become a book reviewer for Scottish Church History Journal

Opportunity: University of Glasgow Library Visiting Fellowships, deadline 19 November.

Funded PhD: Emigrant Irishwomen and Dundee’s Textile Industry, deadline 26 November

Funded PhD: The Photographic Collection of E.H Hornel, deadline 30 November

Opportunity: Early Modern Women’s Writing 1550-1700, Call for chapter or book proposals, deadline 30th November

Prize: The Jack Prize, deadline 30 November

Prize: Murray Medal for History, deadline 30 November

Prize: Rosebery Prize, deadline 30 November

Prize: Women’s History Scotland Essay Prize, deadline 21 December

Prize: Scottish Church History Prize, deadline 31 December

Prize: The Alasdair Ross Prize (Scottish History Society), deadline 31 March

Bursary: Women’s History Scotland Research Bursary, deadline 31 March 2019


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