Upcoming family history talks and events in Scotland, 26 February - 4 March 2018
Note that there may be a small charge for some of these events, and some may be for members only. We will be publishing lists of upcoming talks and events regularly - if you are organising a talk or event relating to Scottish genealogy or history, please let us know and we will be happy to add your events to our list.
Monday, February 26 2018, 7.30 pm
Phoebe Anna Traquair
Morag Austin, the Mansfield Trust
Venue: Millennium Room, Cramond Kirk Hall
Wednesday, February 28 2018, 1 pm - 2 pm
Assessing the resourcefulness of Scottish immigrants during California's gold rush: San Francisco and Sacramento, 1850-1860
Devin Grier (University of Edinburgh)
Venue: G16 in the William Robertson Wing of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology (Doorway 4 of the Old Medical School)
University of Edinburgh
The Diaspora Studies Graduate Workshop research seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.
Wednesday, February 28 2018, 7.30pm
School Log Books
Dr Graham Clark
Venue: Highland Archive Centre, Bught Park, Inverness
Non-members will be charged £2
Thursday, March 1 2018, 5.15 pm
The "Rough Wooing" and the governance of Scotland
Dr Amy Blakeway (University of Kent)
Venue: Room G.13, Doorway 4, Old Medical School
University of Edinburgh
The Scottish History research seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.
Thursday, March 1 2018, 7 pm
Petticoats and Plants – the rise of female gardeners
Venue: The 252 Memorial Hall, Betson Street, Markinch
Free to members and £2 for non members
Thursday, March 1 2018, 7pm - 9pm
"A fair field, and no favour" - Edinburgh Medical Women c. 1869 – 1920.
Dr Elaine Thomson
Venue: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Museum
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
£2. Celebrating the history of medical woman in Edinburgh for International Women’s Day, this talk discusses the careers of Edinburgh’s Medical women through the first fifty years of their acceptance into the profession. Women’s entry to medicine, and their right to train and practice as doctors, was one of the great success stories of first wave feminism. Much of the fight for women’s medical education took place in Edinburgh, here at Surgeons Hall. But once the dust had settled and women had gained the right to qualify and practice, what happened? What were the terms of women’s access to the profession, and in what ways have those terms influenced the direction of women’s work in medicine – in Edinburgh and elsewhere - ever since? Elaine Thomson has a PhD in medical history, focussing on the Edinburgh Hospital for Woman and Children, the first hospital in Britain founded and run by women, for women. She has published widely on the subject. As E.S. Thomson she also writes medical-historical fiction.
Saturday, March 3 2018, 10 am - 12 pm
Jill Williams, FIGRS
Venue: Scottish Genealogy Society Library, 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL
Irish Records: an introductory class “Irish records? - They all went up in smoke . . . or did they?” This workshop will be given by Jill Williams, FIGRS, who has many years’ experience researching Irish family history.
Saturday, March 3 2018, 2pm
Alexander Galloway- a remarkable Aberdeen Cleric with a Taste for Heraldry
Charles Burnett, FHSS
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh
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