Programme Announced!

We are delighted to announce the conference programme (reproduced below and also accessible here). Registration will open very soon, so stay tuned!


Friday, 13 January 2017

9.00-9.30       Registration, Tea and Coffee

9.30-9.45       Welcome and Opening Remarks

9.45-11.15    New Thoughts on Religion in Early Modern Scotland

Jamie Reid-Baxter, “Rethinking the Melvillians: the Poetic Spirituality of the East Neuk of Fife, 1580-1620”

Christopher Langley, “Negotiation the Parish in Early Modern Scotland”

Steven Reid, “Rethinking the Politics of Church and State in Early Jacobean Scotland: the Life and Career of Archbishop Patrick Adamson (1536-1592)”

11.15-11.30  Tea and Coffee

11.30-1.00    Politics and the Crown

Lucinda Dean, “Reaching the Estate of Manhood: A Case Study of James V”

Cailean Gallagher, “How populist was the populo? George Buchanan’s conceptual courting of the Scottish elite”

Lorna Hutson, “The Body Politic on Bended Knee”

1.00-1.45       Lunch

1.45-3.15       The Civil Wars & Civil Society in the Seventeenth Century

Andrew Lind, “Banishing the Last Stereotype: Scottish Royalism and the British Civil Wars, 1639-1651”

Salvatore Cipriano, “The Plantation and Deposition of Professors in the Scottish Universities under the Covenanters, 1638-1651”

Allan Kennedy, “TBC”

3.15-3.30       Tea and Coffee

3.30-5.00       Scottish Literature and Book History

Rachel Hart and Margaret Connolly, “The Marchmont manuscript: medieval reading for early modern Scots”

Nicola Royan, “TBC”

Helen Vincent, “TBC”

5.00-6.00       Roundtable Discussion

6.45                Dinner


Saturday, 14 January 2017

9.30-11.00    Scots Abroad in the Seventeenth Century

Steve Murdoch,“Cauld Kale Het Up? St Andrews and Europe”

Kathrin Zickermann, “TBC”

Silke Muylaert, “Foreign Protestant communities in England as a link between Scotland and the Continent”

11.00-11.15  Tea and Coffee

11.15-12.45  National, Transnational and Global approaches to the Eighteenth Century

Esther Mijers, “National and Transnational: Scottish History c.1700”

Allan MacInnes, “Globalisation occured on Loch Craignish in 1720”

Nicola Martin, “’In the heart of the vile race’: the British Army, the Highlands, and the Empire in the Eighteenth Century”

12.45-1.30    Lunch

1.30-3.00       Being African in Scotland

Lesley Mickel, “Wild Highlanders, Blackness and Nationality in Early Modern Court Culture”

Stephen Mullen, “Bound Labour in a Land of Liberty: White and Black Runaways in Eighteenth-century Scotland”

Nelson Mundell, “Maintaining the Illusion of Power: An Analysis of Ethnic Minority Runaway Advertisements in Scotland, 1700-1775”

3.00-3.30       Tea and Coffee

3.30-5.00       Scottish Visions: Artistic, Mystic, and Geographical

Fern Insh, “Depicting a New Scotland: Identity and Aspiration in George Jamesone’s Paintings

Michael Riordan, “Demystifying mysticism Scottish-style, 1660-1715”

Amy Todman, “To the Bass and beyond: mapping and viewing the East Lothian coastline in the late seventeenth century”

5.00-6.00       Lightning Talks and Closing Remarks

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