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Adventures in Archives: the second blog from our Carnegie scholarship student

In this blog update I want to focus on my thoughts regarding the use of archives. Last week and this I am working out of the Historical Search room at General Register House in Edinburgh. I have found this to be a truly enjoyable experience. The feeling of excitement that I get when I am

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Centre book series with Edinburgh University Press to launch

The Centre is delighted to announce that it is launching a new interdisciplinary books series with Edinburgh University Press, Scotland’s Land. Invitations are open for proposals for this new and innovative book series. This book series will present the latest scholarly work to academic and public readers on Scotland’s land issues. Predominantly focusing on the history

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Student starts Carnegie Trust Vacation scholarship

The Social and Economic implications of the cotter class in the West highlands and Islands, c. 1790-1900 My Carnegie Trust vacation Scholarship: A Blog by Mark Mclaughlan. My name is Mark Mclaughlan and I am a third year undergraduate student, reading History at the University of Dundee. The purpose of this blog is to chart

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Centre director to give prestigious lecture

Yorkshire Country House Partnership Third Annual Lecture Thursday 24 November 2016, 6.30pm Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Where Stands the Scottish Country House in 2016? Despite constituting an influential and popular proportion of Scotland’s built heritage, as well as being a major rural employer and tourism draw, Scottish country houses have been

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Traversing the Field: a one-day conference – call for papers

Traversing the Field: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Walking and Thinking in Scottish Landscapes A rock outcrop, a hedge, a fallen tree, anything that turns us out of our way, is an excellent thing on a walk. It is quite possible to refuse all the coercion, violence, property, triviality, to simply walk away. Walking is egalitarian

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Adventures in Archives: Micky, our PhD student, visits Inveraray …

Late last month on a cold, wet and windy day I had my first visit to Inveraray as part of an Applied Research Collaborative PhD funded by SGSAH. This was, notwithstanding a fleeting visit to Fort William in 2014, my first trip to the west of Scotland. Thankfully the weather had cleared by the time

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BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme on Land Reform

On Monday 12th October, the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme tackled Scottish land reform, and among many interesting contributions, our director made one or two comments also! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06gqr68

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Land Agents Conference – coming soon!

We are delighted to announce the programme for our one-day conference on ‘The Land agent in the Transnational Context’, Saturday 24th October 2015, 10am-4.30pm at the University of Dundee. Full programme details below. If you would like to attend, we’d be happy to see you – this is a free event, but for catering purposes,

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Centre supported by a Parliamentary motion

The Centre is delighted to have received recognition and support from the Scottish Parliament on the day of its launch, via a motion lodged by Rob Gibson, MSP. We are looking forward to joining the debate on Scotland’s land and heritage issues in this exciting time. Title: Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures Launched Motion Text:

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The Land Agent in transnational context: an interdisciplinary workshop

The Land Agent in transnational context: an interdisciplinary workshop University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building, 2F13 Saturday 24 October, 10am – 4pm  Call for Papers This workshop is being organised by the European Forum for the Study of Country Houses and Landed Estates, led by its partners the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses

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