Weekly Digest 1 February 2019

A digest is never late, it arrives exactly when it means to.

Or was that wizards? In any case, there’s plenty of news, events and more this week – more Scottish history than you can poke a stick at!

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

4 February: The Chinese in Britain, National Library of Scotland

5 February: ‘No love lost? The Scots in Ireland under the Union’, University of Edinburgh

5 February: ‘Barrow landscapes: Commemorating the dead in Early Medieval Scotland‘, University of Edinburgh

7 February: ‘Memory and monumental landscape: the column to Henry Dundas (1742-1811) in the New Town, Edinburgh’, University of Edinburgh

11 February: The State Funeral and Heraldry of Mary Queen of Scots, National Museum 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


3 February: Hannah Frank Archive Tour, Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

5 February: Paper by Katherine Zickermann at University of Glasgow has been postponed.


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


12 February: The State Funeral and Heraldry of Mary Queen of Scots, Regent Building.

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

CfP: Scottish Church History Society Spring Conference, deadline 9 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

Bursary: Scottish Historical Review Postgraduate Bursaries, deadline 29 March

Fellowship: IASH Library Fellowships, deadline 29 April


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