Weekly Digest 23 November 2018

Scottish History Network Digest
23 November 2018

While many of our followers may not celebrate Thanksgiving, we here at the Scottish History Network would like to take the moment to thank all of you.  Your interest in Scottish History is why we created this network, your continued support and encouragement is why we are still able to bring you these weekly digests and more thing #ScotHist related.  Thank you.

If you haven’t had a chance yet to read about the ways in which Outlaw King, Netflix’s new show, has interpreted history Dr Iain MacInnes blog here.

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 locationsAberdeen

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


30 November: St. Andrew’s Day Lecture, Alastair McIntosh, St. Giles Cathedral

11 December: The 1918 General Election and the break-up of the United Kingdom, 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

27 November: Professor Roibeard O Maolalaigh,“The Rev. James McLagan: New Light on his Connections and his ‘Darling Diversions’ (1751-1812)”, University of Glasgow

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

Conferences and Workshops
CfP: 41st California Celtic Conference, deadline 26 November

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

CfP: Peace Making after the First World War, deadline 1 December

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: 10th Annual Conference of the Scottish Association for the Study of America, deadline 9 January 2019

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

CfP: Navigating the Nineteenth-Century Institution, deadline 31 January 2019

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

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

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

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

News, Opportunities and Miscellany
Job: Head of Customer Service Operations, National Records Scotland, deadline 6 December

Job: Head of Service Design and Transformation, National Records Scotland, deadline 11 December

Opportunity: Become a book reviewer for Scottish Church History Journal

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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