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History Scotland Editorial Board - Professor Hugh Cheape

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Professor Hugh Cheape is a member of the History Scotland magazine Editorial Board

My professional background was in museums before I moved to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and the University of the Highlands & Islands in 2007, writes Prof Cheape.

After ‘Scottish Historical Studies’ in Edinburgh University, I went as Research Assistant to Sandy Fenton in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland where we employed the methodologies of European Ethnology in line with Sandy’s scholarly affiliations.

Over a 33-year period I was involved in exhibitions at home and abroad and in the creating of the National Museum of Scotland, the Museum of Piping, the Angus Farming Life Museum and the National Museum of Rural Life.

I became involved with History Scotland magazine in 2001 when I was asked to write a piece for the then new journal.

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The journal has grown to be a potent vehicle for Scottish historical scholarship and its wide and happily eclectic choice of material offers superb opportunities for publishing ‘early career research’.

I particularly like the strong visual element pursued at the highest quality and introducing a much-needed ‘material turn’ in Scottish Historical Studies.

The multidisciplinary reach of the journal finds expression in the use of ethnological methodologies and this is of particular interest for our coursework at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, for example, in the postgraduate programme MSc Cultar Dùthchasach agus Eachdraidh na Gàidhealtachd (‘Material Culture and Gàidhealtachd History’).


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