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Undergraduates Finish Placement at Mount Stuart House

This summer, three undergraduate students from the Centre’s institutions have completed an archival placement at Mount Stuart House. Whilst at Mount Stuart, the students undertook individual projects co-ordinated by Lynsey Nairn, archivist to the house. This year the Centre selected one student from each of institution, in previous years having selected students from the University

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CSLF-Funded Project: The Monument Game by Laura Donkers

The Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures are pleased to announce that we are providing match-funding for the production of playing cards, for use in conference workshops organised under the banner of ‘The Stuff of Research’. These workshops will be held in Glasgow (June 2017), St Andrews (Nov 2017), and Quebec City (2018). Created by Laura

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‘Scotland’s Land’ Book Series, Investigating Scotland’s land issues – past, present and future

Invitations are open for proposals for a new and innovative book series from Edinburgh University Press, supported financially by the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures. The ‘Scotland’s Land’ series presents the latest scholarly work to academic and public readers on Scotland’s land issues. Predominantly focusing on the history of Scotland’s economic, political, social and cultural

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First World War Centenary Study Day

‘Researching the Impact of the First World War on the Highlands and Islands’, Friday 10 March, 2017, Highland Archive Centre, Inverness Dr Iain Robertson, one of the Centre’s Co-Directors, recently helped to organise and run a public event about researching the impact of the First World War on the Highlands and Islands. Iain also gave

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Re-launch of the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures

Following the expansion of our partnership to include the University of the Highlands and Islands, the Centre is pleased to invite you to a relaunch event at the University of Highlands and Island’s Centre for History, Burghfield House, Dornoch, on the evening of Wednesday 30 November.  The event will begin with a drinks reception at

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Some changes at the Centre

The director of the Centre, Dr Annie Tindley, will be leaving the University of Dundee in September for a new post at Newcastle University. It has been a real pleasure for her to work with everyone in setting up the Centre, but we are delighted to say that the work will of course go on. A

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The Equal Skies – conference on Land & Literature, 15 August 2016, University of Stirling

The Equal Skies: land and literature in Scotland CALL FOR PAPERS Monday 15 August 2016 University of Stirling This one-day symposium will bring together an original mix of interdisciplinary authors, poets and scholars to discuss the relationship between land and literature in Scotland from the eighteenth century to the present.   Structured around a series

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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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