Weekly Digest 30 November 2018

While celebrating St Andrews day, why not check out the latest news in Scottish history. And if you still haven’t read our latest blog about Outlaw King by Dr Iain MacInnes please do so 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

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: 100 Years of Scottish Pottery, 1740-1840, Museum 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

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: 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 1 February 2019

CfP: Charity, Welfare and Emotions in Early Modern Britain, deadline 1 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: 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 30 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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