Weekly Digest 25 January

Happy Friday followers! We’re now back into the swing of things after Christmas with a lot of university seminar series underway and many exciting calls for papers out. Grab a cuppa and find out all about what is going on in the world of Scottish History.

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 you are 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

Until 27th January: Burns Hame Toun, various events


30 January: Eighteenth-Century Research Seminar, University of Edinburgh 

31 January: Ian Gow, ‘The Scottish sinologist and missionary scholar Alexander Wylie (1815-1887): Translation and knowledge transfer in science and technology to and from 1850s China’, University of Edinburgh

31 January: RSA Scotland Event: ‘The Tiger in the Grass’, The Merits of Applied History, University of Edinburgh

31 January: Sorrow images in the life of Frederick Douglass, National Library of Scotland

Ongoing until February: 100 Years of Scottish Pottery, 1740-1840, Museum of Edinburgh

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

Ongoing until April: A Better World? Scotland after the First World War, National Library of Scotland

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


25th January: Robert Burns Celebration Event: National Library at Kelvin Hall

28 January: Intergenerational transmission of skilled working class male identity in the West of Scotland, Scottish Oral History Centre

29 January: Islands: Charles Wilson, ‘Simply the best, better than all the rest’: Islanders and their dialects, University of Glasgow

30 January: Discover maps online at Kelvin Hall, Kelvin Hall

St Andrews

31 January: Institute of Scottish Historical Research Seminar, University of St Andrews


5 February: Rhona Ramsay, Naken chaetrie(Gypsy Traveller objects) in Scottish museums, University of Stirling 
Conferences and Workshops

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

CfP: Scottish Studies Spring Colloquium: Deviancy and Society in Scotland, deadline 1 February

CfP: International Congress on the Enlightenment, deadline 1 February

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

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

CfP: Scapa 100 Conference, deadline 20 February 

CfP: Deindustrialisation, heritage and memory network workshop, deadline 27 February

CfP: 5th International St Magnus Conference, deadline 1 March

CfP: National Trust for Scotland, Gladstone’s Land monthly talks, no deadline 

Registration open: Taking a line for walker: a newly discovered Pictish carving from Tulloch, Perth, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 19 Feb


Kenny MacAskill, Glasgow 1919, The Rise of Red Clydeside

Martha McGill, Ghosts in Enlightenment Scotland

Margaret Bennett, Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave

Alexander Murdoch, Argathelian Scotland: Making the Union Work, 1689-1763

Murray Pittock, Enlightenment in a Smart City: Edinburgh’s Civic Development, 1660-1750 

Craig Smith, Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society

Elizabeth C. Ford, McGibbon: Complete Sonatas

Issue two, Journal of British Identities 

News, Opportunities and Miscellany
Jobs: Various roles, National Museum of Scotland

Job: Heritage Apprenticeships Coordinator, Historic England, deadline 22 February 

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

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

Fellowship: IASH Library Fellowships, deadline 29 April

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