Wednesday 19 January 2022, 18.30-19.30 GMT Location: via Zoom ‘One volume more, my friends! One volume more!’, or, how three dozen Edinburgh book collectors invented Scottish history Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shs-lecture-one-volume-more-my-friends-one-volume-more-tickets-243262804597 ‘Assist me, ye friends of old books and old wine’. Walter Scott’s publisher James Ballantyne had a pleasing… Read more
The Charters of Inchaffray Abbey (SHS vol.56): making Scottish charters accessible then and now as a source for understanding Scotland before the Wars of Independence Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-history-society-lecture-the-charters-of-inchaffray-abbey-tickets-174076596787 Location: via Zoom This talk will discuss Charters, Bulls and Other Documents Relating to the Abbey of Inchaffray, ed. W. A. Lindsay,… Read more
March 8, 18:00-19:00 (UK time) In this talk (delivered online via Zoom), Susan Morrison will shine a light on several Scottish women (from the 1700s to 1900s) who, against all odds, achieved great things for the many. A lecture brought to you by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the… Read more
Live Online Workshop Thursday 19th November 2020, 15.00-16.30 (UK time) This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the skills and benefits of producing and editing editions of primary sources related to the history of Scotland and the Scots. They will hear a first hand account from one of the… Read more
Dr Rebecca Mason won the 2019 Alasdair Ross Prize, which enabled here to continue her ground breaking work on women, law and property in early modern Scotland. Read about it here.
The event, on Saturday 7 March, begins at 11am, with the Presidential Lecture at 2pm. It will take place at the Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, University of Edinburgh. The President of the Scottish History Society, Dr Catriona M. M. Macdonald, will deliver her second Presidential Lecture:… Read more
As The People of Medieval Scotland database (affectionately known as PoMS) will be celebrating its tenth anniversary next year, we have designed a short survey which we would love for you to take a moment to fill out. Even if you’ve only used the database once or a few times, we’d really appreciate your feedback. It won’t take long – just follow the link pasted below – and we would really appreciate it!
Thank you! The PoMS team.
The Scottish History Society is delighted to announce the latest in its series of publication workshops, which will be held at the University of Edinburgh.
These workshops are designed to introduce postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers and academics to the work the Society does in the publication of scholarly original sources, and its value in the modern academic environment, as well as provide an insight into the submission, reviewing and publication processes the Society utilises.
We welcome participants bringing ideas and/or drafts to the workshop: if you have anything you would like to share, please send this in advance of the workshop to Dr Annie Tindley (Annie.Tindley@newcastle.ac.uk).
Speakers at the workshop will include: Dr John MacAskill, recently published with the Scottish History Society Dr Christopher Langley, recently published with the Scottish History Society Dr John McCallum, Publications Secretary for the Scottish History Society Dr Annie Tindley, Communications Officer for the Scottish History Society
Attendance is free, but please register so we can provide enough refreshments on arrival!
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-history-society-publication-workshop-tickets-26037901063
Event begins at 11am, with Presidential Lecture at 2pm
Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School,
Teviot Place, University of Edinburgh
The President of the Scottish History Society, Dr Catriona M. M. Macdonald, will deliver her inaugural Presidential Lecture:
Presidents and Precedents I: Contesting the Reformation: Roger Mason’s (‘sufficiently plausible’) debt to David Hay Fleming and Andrew Lang
This lecture honours the outgoing president of the Scottish History Society, Professor Roger Mason (St Andrews), and seeks to identify historiographical links to earlier writers with a St Andrews connection: namely David Hay Fleming and Andrew Lang. During their lifetimes both of these writers shaped popular appreciations of the history of the Scottish Reformation and the legacy of Mary Stuart, but they did so in contradictory ways that elucidate tensions inherent in Scottish historiography between Romanticism and Presbyterian ‘tradition’ – tensions that Mason’s work was forced to tackle a century on.
Prior to Dr Macdonald’s lecture there will be talks from recent editors of Scottish History Society volumes.
Attendance at the Lecture and AGM is free, but advance booking is requested. To book, visit:
History Scotland and the Scottish History Society have developed a new relationship, to spread the word about the work of both organisations to as wide an audience as possible. In every edition of History Scotland, a new column will feature, ‘Treasures of the Scottish History Society,’ which highlights a volume… Read more
The Scottish History Society and History Scotland magazine would like to invite entries for the annual Alasdair Ross prize, which aims to support postgraduate students and early career researchers undertaking archival research on Scottish history and/or environmental history. The winning applicant(s) will be awarded a sum of up to £500… Read more
The Society is pleased to say it has some back stock available for purchase at low prices, for members and those interested in Scottish History who might like to fill gaps in their collection. A full list is available here: SHS BACKSTOCK(3) Should you wish to order volumes at a… Read more
The Scottish History Society would like to invite publication proposals. Since 1886, the Society has been publishing scholarly editions of previously unpublished primary source material relating to the history of Scotland and the Scots, broadly defined. Proposals are welcome on all periods and aspects of Scottish History. The Society publishes… Read more
The Society’s AGM is at 11am on Saturday 10 March 2018 in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, the Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh. The meeting will be accompanied by papers from recent editors of SHS publications, and of course the annual presidential lecture by Professor Roger Mason. Full programme details will follow shortly. SHS… Read more
The Society were delighted to launch, with our partners, the National Library of Scotland, the digital edition of its extensive collection of over 180 volumes, on 14 November 2016. Together in partnership, the Society and the NLS have been working for the past 18 months on a high quality digitisation… Read more
One of our more recent editors, Dr Chris Langley, is organising this conference, which may be of interest to our members and interested parties. Looks fab!
To mark the 130th birthday of the Society, we are hosting a lecture and the launch of our digital edition in the National Library of Scotland on Monday 14 November 2016, 4pm-7pm. We are delighted to announce that Dr Catriona Macdonald, University of Glasgow, will give a lecture on the… Read more
The Society is delighted to announce the latest in its series of Publications Workshops: on Monday 14 November 2016 in Edinburgh. These workshops are designed to introduce postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers and academics to the work the Society does in the publication of scholarly original sources, and its value in the… Read more
The Society is delighted to announce that entry for the 2016 Rosebery Prize is now open! the prize is awarded for the best transcription with scholarly apparatus by a postgraduate student or early career scholar. The purpose of the prize is to recognise the excellent, and often never published, primary source… Read more
The Society is delighted to inform our members and supporters that our AGM and Presidential Lecture is now open for registration. Every year, our AGM showcases the best and newest of the work we support, via our Editor’s panel, and will also feature our annual scholarly highlight: the Presidential Lecture,… Read more
One of our esteemed editors, Dr Chris Langley, has just published a new book: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781848935211 And in time for Christmas too! Worship, Civil War and Community Flyer Congratulations to Chris from us at the Society!