Weekly Digest 8 February 2019

Good afternoon – or whichever time it is as you read this – and welcome to another weekly digest!  Find below an exciting range of public events, conferences, workshops, publications and opportunities within 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

8-9 February: See rare Mary Queen of Scots childhood letters to her mother Mary of Guise, National Museum of Scotland.
11 February: The State Funeral and Heraldry of Mary Queen of Scots, National Museum of Scotland

14 February, Clerical culture in Early Modern Orkney, University of Edinburgh.

14 February: Slavery and the Law in 18th Century Scotland: Enslaved and Enslavers in Scotland, University of Edinburgh.
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

12 February: Theatres in the Round – Islands, Islanders, and Audiences: or backstage, stalls and gods: in the Unnameable Archipelago, University of Glasgow.

12 February: Queen James and Georgeous George Villiers, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

13 February: ‘More harm than good?’ Responses to male sexual abuse in Scotland, 1850-1914,’University of Glasgow.

St Andrews

14 February: ‘Stop the World’: Intellectuals and Internationalism in 1970s Scotland, University of St Andrews.


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


12 February: As the Women Lay Dreaming, Museum nan Eilean.


21 February: Sir Richard Broun, 8th Baronet of Colstoun: Saviour of the Order of St John in the British Realm, Sydney Grammar School.

Conferences and Workshops
CfP: Scottish Church History Society Spring Conference, deadline 9 February

CfP: ‘Deviancy and Society in Scotland and Abroad,’ deadline 15 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: 5th Annual Conference of Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society, University of Edinburgh, deadline 5 April.

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

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

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

Job: Trainee Archival Sound Technician, National Library of Scotland, deadline 22 February

Bursary: Scottish Historical Review Postgraduate Bursaries, deadline 29 March

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

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

Fellowship: IASH Library Fellowships, deadline 29 April

Competition: Frank Watson Book Prize, deadline 30 April.

Linden Bicket, George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

John Caughie, Trevor Griffiths & María A. Véle-Serna (eds), Early Cinema in Scotland

Elizabeth C. Ford, McGibbon: Complete Sonatas

M.D. Gilfillan, Jewish Edinburgh: A History, 1880-1950

Miles Kerr-Peterson, A Protestant Lord in James VI’s Scotland: George Keith, Fifth Earl Marischal (1554-1623).

Kenny MacAskill, Glasgow 1919, The Rise of Red Clydeside

Tanja Romankiewicz & Manuel Fernández-Götz, Enclosing Space, Opening New Ground: Iron Age Studies from Scotland to Mainland Europe

Issue two, Journal of British Identities 


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