School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Scottish History research seminars, 2013 - 2014

All seminars are on Thursdays at 6pm in Room G.13 William Robertson Wing, Doorway 4, Old Medical School Quad, Teviot Place.

Semester 2, Spring 2014
Date Title Speaker  
16 January 2014 Understandings of Scotland and Scottishness in Peace and Environmental Activists' Oral Histories Imogen Michel, University of Edinburgh  
23 January 2014 The Demise of the 'Bonny Fechter': Popular Politics in interwar Scotland Malcolm Petrie, University of St Andrews  
30 January 2014 Zealots, Professors, Atheists and Hollow Hearts: Scottish Protestantism, 1560-1600 Anatomized Professor Michael Lynch, University of Edinburgh  
6 February 2014 The politics of local and national clientage networks in early seventeenth-century Scotland Adrienne Miller, University of Edinburgh  
13 February 2014 ‘After the Bruces’: the Stewart crown, Ireland and the politics of the wider Gaelic world, c.1390-1495 Simon Peter Egan, University College Cork (A JOHN BANNERMAN SEMINAR ON THE HISTORY OF GAELIC SCOTLAND)
20 February 2014 No seminar   Innovative Learning Week
27 February 2014 Moderatism and Enlightenment in the eighteenth century Dr Thomas Ahnert, University of Edinburgh  
6 March 2014 'Cherchez la femme': seeking women's voices in the long nineteenth century Dr Esther Breitenbach, University of Edinburgh (JOINT SEMINAR WITH THE GENDER HISTORY SEMINAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH)
13 March 2014 Roman Catholic seminarians and belonging in the nineteenth century: the Scots College Paris 1793-1878 Iida Saarinen, University of Edinburgh  
20 March 2014 The origins of the Scottish plantations in Ulster: a(nother) re-interpretation Dr Alison Cathcart, University of Strathclyde  
27 March 2014 Hebridean Croft Schemes of the 1920s and 30s - What did they achieve? Dr Bob Chambers (A JOHN BANNERMAN SEMINAR ON THE HISTORY OF GAELIC SCOTLAND)
3 April 2014 'For the Common Profit': The Scottish Political Community in the Later Fifteenth Century Claire Hawes, University of St Andrews  
Semester 1, Autumn 2013
Date Title Speaker  
26 September 2013 Accounting for the Common Good: change and continuity within Edinburgh's municipal expenditure in the age of reform c.1820-56 Malcolm Noble, University of Edinburgh  
3 October 2013 Scottish Bounty Whalers, Inuits & the Northwest Passage Dr Eric Graham, University of Edinburgh *
10 October 2013 Homicide in 18th Century Scotland – Numbers and Theories Dr Bill Knox, University of St Andrews  
17 October 2013 Spa Waters and Spies: Mary Queen of Scots Visits Buxton, 1572-1578 Cathy Guiader, University of Edinburgh  
24 October 2013 Lady lairds and lineage: never-married gentlewomen and family inheritance in early 19th-century Scotland Dr Alison Duncan  
31 October 2013 The Scottish Diaspora and the development of ‘otherised’ military labour in the British Empire, c.1740-c.1840 Dr Matthew Dziennik, University of Edinburgh *
7 November 2013 A Highlander abroad: British and Irish expatriate networks east of the Rhine as recorded in the Triennial Travels of James Fraser of Kirkhill (1634-1709) Dr David Worthington, University of the Highlands and Islands Centre for History *
14 November 2013 'To mak a man sa gud': The negotiation of chivalric virtues in 'The Bruce' and 'The Wallace' Callum Watson, University of Edinburgh  
21 November 2013 ‘Our Worthy Countrymen’?: Highland Development and the West Indies, 1750-1850 Dr Karly Kehoe, Glasgow Caledonian University *
28 November 2013 The Latin Renaissance in Reformation Scotland: initial findings from research on the 'Bridging the Continental Divide' project Dr Steven Reid, University of Glasgow  

* In association with the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies