Scottish History seminars
The Scottish History research seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.
Time and location
All seminars take place on Thursdays at 5.15-6:30pm, unless otherwise stated, in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Old Medical School.
All are welcome to attend, and it is not necessary to book a place in advance. Seminars will normally take place in hybrid format, with online joining instructions circulated via the Scottish History seminar mailing list. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive this information, please contact the seminar convenor (email@example.com).
Semester 2 2023/24
Thu 25 Jan
|Dr Désha Osborne (University of Edinburgh)|
Thur 1 Feb
|Professor Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)|
|Thu 8 Feb||
Robbie Tree (University of Stirling)
|Thu 15 Feb||
Dr Laura Mair (University of Aberdeen)
|Thu 29 Feb||
Dr Robert Pirrie (WS Society)
|Thu 7 Mar||
Professor Annie Tindley (University of Newcastle)
|In association with the Scottish History Society|
|Thu 14 Mar||
Dr Jackson Armstrong (University of Aberdeen)
|Thu 21 Mar||
Dr Alok Oak (IASH, University of Edinburgh)
|Thu 28 Mar||
Dr Bill Aird (University of Edinburgh)
|'"Our lady, your sister, the queen": Edith-Matilda of Scotland, queen of England, 1100-1118 and her brothers, Edgar, Alexander I, and David I'|
Semester 1 2023/24
|Thu 05 Oct||
Dr Scott Hames (University of Stirling)
‘Alternative Scotlands: The Cultural Magazine as National Counter-Public, c. 1980-2000’
|Thu 12 Oct||
René Winkler (University of Edinburgh)
‘Fossil Fuel: Robert Wodrow, James Paterson and a Scottish Network of Natural History Exchange, c. 1699-1702’
|Thu 19 Oct||
Ashlyn Cudney (University of Edinburgh)
|‘Violence in Seventeenth-Century Bute: An Intersectional Approach’|
|Fri 27 Oct||Professor Jane Dawson||Inaugural SHRT Jenny Wormald Lecture||Please this link for details and how to RSVP.|
|Thu 2 Nov||Jenny McHugh (University of Lancaster)||
‘Loyalty and Rebellion in Fourteenth-Century Scotland: An Examination of Allegiance via Oaths of ‘Fealty’ and Treason Trials’
|In association with the Medieval History Research Seminar|
|Thu 9 Nov||Alison Clark (University of Edinburgh)||‘Expanding the Boundaries of Empire, 1790-1815: Scottish Traders in the Southeast Caribbean’|
|Thu 16 Nov||Dr Andy King (University of Southampton)||
‘“Edward, by the Grace of God, King of Scotland”: Perceptions of the Kingship of Edward Balliol, 1332-56’
In association with the Medieval History Research Seminar
|Thu 23 Nov||Dr Rosi Carr (University of Edinburgh)||‘Enlightened and Lethal Manhood in an Interconnected Empire: Lachlan Macquarie (1761/2-1824)’||
Co-sponsored by Edinburgh Centre for Global History
|Thu 30 Nov||Dr Sarah Leith (University of St Andrews)||
‘Stories of the Scene and Unseen: Spirituality and Mountain Literature in Modern Scotland’
Please contact the organiser, Dr Alasdair Raffe, for further information.
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