Weekly Digest 7 December 2018

Eleven months down, one to go! While we can all appreciate the allure of staying indoors, wrapped in a blanket with a nice, juicy Scottish history book and a mug of tea, if you do feel like venturing outside there are still many interesting events, talks and exhibitions happening this month! Hopefully all in heated venues, but we’d advise checking with organisers, just to be sure.

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

10 December: Archibald Young: 230 years of surgical instruments, National Nuseum of Scotland

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

15 December: Scotland and Europe: Politics, Culture and National Borders, National Museum of Scotland

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


11 December: Scottish Places and Imperial Spaces: St Kilda and Tobago (1750-1838), University of Glasgow

12 December: Remembering Glasgow’s Forgotten Women, Mary Hill Burgh halls

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


11 December: Archibald Young: 230 years of surgical instruments, Regent Building


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

16 December: ‘Prehistory Between the A77 and A78’, Dundonald Castle

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

Opportunity: Become a book reviewer for Scottish Church History Journal

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

Conferences and Workshops
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

CfP: 5th International St Magnus Conference, dealdine 1 March 2019.

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.


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