School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Scottish History seminars

The Scottish History research seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars begin at 17.15 on Thursdays in Room G.13, Doorway 4, Old Medical School. All are welcome!

Event schedule

Semester 2, 2018
Date Speaker Topic
Thursday 18 Jan

Professor Rab Houston (University of St Andrews)

‘A national legal culture? How “lawyered” were the historic nations of Britain and Ireland?’

Thursday 25 Jan                              

Dr Neil Hargraves (Newbattle Abbey College)

‘Newbattle Abbey College and adult education in Scotland, 1935-1989: The problem and promise of uniqueness’

Thursday 1 Feb

Dr Andrew Mackillop (University of Glasgow)

‘Sex, race, money and death: Analysing Scottish testaments in India, c. 1740-c. 1820’

Thursday 8 Feb Dr Laura Mair (University of Edinburgh)

‘Division and Devotion: The Edinburgh Ragged School, 1842-1872’

Thursday 15 Feb

Dr Alice Taylor (King’s College, London)

‘The creation of legal antiquity in Late Medieval Scotland’


Thursday 1 Mar

Dr Amy Blakeway (University of Kent)

CANCELLED - ‘The "Rough Wooing" and the governance of Scotland’

Thursday 8 Mar

Dr Chris Langley (Newman University)

‘Disability, charity and the boundaries of reformed discipline in Early-Modern Scotland’

Thursday 15 Mar

Dr Malcolm Petrie (University of St Andrews)

‘Representing the nation: Scottish politics and the European question, c. 1967-c. 1975’ 

Joint seminar with the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History

Thursday 22 Mar

Professor Robert Anderson (University of Edinburgh)

‘Lyon Playfair and the Irish university question, 1871-1880’

Thursday 5 Apr

Dr Gains Murdoch (University of Aberdeen)

‘The emergence of a credit system in Early Modern Scotland’

Thursday 12 Apr

Dr Jim Hinks (University of Edinburgh)

‘Deeper into the labyrinth of horrors: The imaginative construction of paid childcare in Victorian Glasgow’

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Further information

Please contact the organiser, Dr Alasdair Raffe, for further information.


Dr Alasdair Raffe

Chancellor's Fellow in History

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

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