History Scotland's newest project is a lecture series which travels around Scotland, giving people around the country the chance to learn more about Scotland’s history.
We have sought to attain these goals in multiple ways, through the magazine, of course, but also via our website, our social media presence, our podcasts, our digital special guides, our writing prizes and, most recently, our standalone ‘Essays’ series. Now, however, we are delighted to reveal our biggest, most ambitious and most exciting venture yet – The History Scotland Lectures.
Developed in association with the University of Dundee Centre for Scottish Culture, The History Scotland Lectures will be an ongoing series that consists of two public talks each year, free of charge and open to all, offering insights from leading experts into the latest research on a huge range of topics.
Moreover, The History Scotland Lectures will travel around Scotland, giving people living throughout the country a chance to get involved and to learn about Scottish history. The Lectures are set to develop into an unparalleled platform for bringing you the very best in historical scholarship.
HISTORY SCOTLAND LECTURE 4
The University of Dundee's Centre for Scottish Culture and History Scotland magazine are delighted to present the latest installment of the History Scotland Lectures.
To mark the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, Dr Fiona Watson will deliver a talk entitled 'For Glory, Riches and Honours: The Rocky Road to the Declaration of Arbroath'. Dr Watson will explore how and why the iconic declaration came about, while also discussing its place in the wider Scottish struggle for independence under the leadership of King Robert the Bruce. The event will be chaired by Professor Michael Brown (University of St Andrews), and will be followed by a Q&A session.
This event, on 28 April at 6pm is completely free and open to everybody. All attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a special, discounted subscription to History Scotland magazine, the world's leading magazine about Scottish History.
Venue: Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, DD1 4HN. Book your place here.
The inaugural lecture
The inaugural entry in The History Scotland Lectures was a debate between Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) and Professor Christopher Whatley (University of Dundee) on ‘Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland?’. Professors Whatley and Pittock are two of Scotland’s leading experts on the18th century, and in this debate they discussed the nature of Jacobitism and the movement’s thinking on Scotland and Britain.
Since its inception all the way back in 2001, History Scotland’s mission has remained the same: to bring its readers cutting-edge historical research in an accessible, engaging format and to promote the study of Scotland’s rich and fascinating past.
All are welcome to the History Scotland lectures, completely free of charge, although anybody who would like to attend is asked to register their interest.
To reserve your place, or for general enquiries, email us, or alternatively call 0113 200 2922.
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