Upcoming family history talks and events in Scotland, 29 January - 4 February 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.
Tuesday, January 30 2018, 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Ewen Cameron, James Hunter, Martin MacGregor
Venue: Kelvin Hall, Glasgow
This free public programme of talks, interviews and panel discussions (organised by Dr Catriona Macdonald, Scottish History and Dr Stephen Mullen, History, University of Glasgow) hosted in the Kelvin Hall in academic term 2017-18 (in partnership with The Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies, The Hunterian, UofG Library, Archives and Special Collections) explores the remarkable transformation of Scottish history over the course of the last fifty years; the current challenges faced by the discipline; and leading practitioners’ hopes for the future. The range of speakers in the programme lends this initiative authority and remarkable range: there’s something here for all lovers of Scottish history, and an opportunity to get to know a little better the writers behind the books that have shaped how we understand our past. Indeed, all events will be recorded and hosted online by the University library, establishing a fantastic resource for scholars in the future.
Tuesday, January 30 2018, 7.30 pm
The Landscape as a Museum: Artefacts that stay where they are
Venue: Gairloch Community Hall Annexe
Entry free, donations welcome, refreshments provided.
Wednesday, January 31 2018, 7pm - 9pm
Death Becomes Her
Venue: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Museum
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
£2. For 2018 we are delighted to introduce a series of intimate talks taking a look behind the scenes at Surgeons Hall Museums, entitled #SpeakToTheSpecialist. From Egyptian mummies to plastination, Cat Irving shall give a brief overview of the science of preserving the human body, with an insight into the work she does every day as Human Remains Conservator at Surgeons’ Hall Museums. Cat has worked in preserving human and animal tissue for 16 years, and has previously worked on the anatomical and pathological collections of Glasgow University and the Hunterian Museum. The talk will last about 60min and the Museums will be open for viewing until 9pm for ticket holders only.
Thursday, February 1 2018, 5.15 pm
Sex, race, money and death: Analysing Scottish testaments in India, c. 1740-c. 1820
Dr Andrew Mackillop (University of Glasgow)
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, February 1 2018, 7 pm
Hamish Henderson – musical and literary giant
Venue: The 252 Memorial Hall, Betson Street, Markinch
Free to members and £2 for non members
Thursday, February 1 2018, 7.30 pm
Guides to East Lothian Geology
Venue: Dirleton Kirk Hall
The oft turbulent development of the landscape in East Lothian is presented from an unusual angle
Saturday, February 3 2018, 2 pm - 4 pm
A look at other records
Venue: Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, IV30 1HS
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