Weekly Digest 24 January 2020

Scottish History Network Digest
24 January 2020

Happy Friday!  To celebrate surviving another week, grab a cuppa and read on to find out about all the upcoming events, opportunities, news and publications in Scottish history.

As always, we would love to hear from you if you are interested in writing a blog post 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.

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, tweet us at @ScotHistNetwork or via our Facebook page.

Public Lectures, Events and Seminars

Edinburgh
28 January, ‘Capital punishment and execution broadsides in Scotland,’ National Library of Scotland.

30 January, ‘Coal country: the meaning and memory of deindustrialization in postwar Scotland,’ University of Edinburgh.

30 January, ‘The 1820s: Spectacles, Scandals and Sensations,’ National Library of Scotland.

10 February, ‘Glasgow Pottery and the British Empire,’ National Museum of Scotland.

12 February, ‘Strike for Freedom: Frederick Douglass in Scotland,’ National Library of Scotland.

27 February, ‘Mountaineering and meteorology: a history of the Ben Nevis Observatory,’ National Library of Scotland.

7 March, ‘The Scottish History Society Presidential Lecture and AGM,’ University of Edinburgh.

17 March, ‘Loss and Dispossession in the Long Eighteenth Century.’ University of Edinburgh.

Glasgow
28 January: ‘William Roxburgh on the Imperium Naturæ in British India,’ University of Glasgow.

5 February: ‘CINE[STHESIA]: Coming out,’ Kelvin Hall.

24 March, ‘John Durkan Memorial Lecture 2020,’ University of Glasgow.

Aberdeen
11 February, ‘Glasgow Pottery and the British Empire,’ University of Aberdeen.

Perth
20 February, ‘Kilmagadwood – a remarkable Early Bronze Age cemetery near Loch Leven,’ Perth Museum and Art Gallery.

Stirling
5 February, ‘Old Glasgow Through the Lens,’ Kinlochard Village Hall.

Bearsden
3 February, ‘Bridgescapes, an illustrated talk,’ Bearsden Hub Main Hall.

Lerwick
26 January, ‘Origins of Up Helly Aa,’ Shetland Museum and Archives.

News, Opportunities and Miscellany
Collection request: ‘2019 General Election in Scotland,’ National Library of Scotland.

Job: Content Manager, Engine Shed, deadline 29 January.

Job: Archaeologist, St Kilda, deadline 31 January.

Job: Collections Care Assistant, Brodick Castle, deadline 31 January.

Job: Conservation Advisor, National Trust for Scotland, deadline 7 February.

Postdoctoral fellowship: Economic History Society Fellowships, deadline 3 April.

Award: The Alasdair Ross Prize, deadline 31 March.

Conferences and Workshops
CfP: ‘The Leviathan of Highland and Emigration History,’ deadline 31 January 2020.

CfP: “Stevenson and Pleasure”, deadline, 31 January 2020.

CfP: ‘Scottish Church History Society Spring conference’, deadline 15 February.

CfP: ‘Preaching and Sermons in Scottish History,’ deadline 8 March.

CfP: ‘5th International St Magnus Conference: Island Histories and Herstories,’ deadline 15 March 2020.

Publications
Aileen Boyd, Na Nuadh Bhàtaichean.

Elizabeth C. Ford, The Flute in Scotland from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century.

Charlotte Golledge, The Graveyards and Cemeteries of Edinburgh.

Rosemary Goring (ed), Scotland: Her Story: The Nation’s History by the Women Who Lived It.

Iain Hutchison, Industry, Reform and Empire: Scotland, 1790 – 1880.

Brian King, Rediscovering Dundee.

Murdo Macdonald, Patrick Geddes’s Intellectual Origins.

Richard D. Oram, David I: King of Scots, 1124-1153.

Graham Robb, The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England.

John Sadler & Rosie Serdiville, Cromwell’s Convicts: The Death March From Dunbar 1650.

Frances B. Singh, Scandal and Survival in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: The Life of Jane Cumming.

Andrew C. Scott, At the Crossroads of Time: How a Small Scottish Village Changed History.

Kelsey Jackson Williams, The First Scottish Enlightenment: Rebels, Priests and History.

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