The Institute runs a popular research seminar program with visiting speakers delivering papers on a broad range of topics.  Meetings are held in the New Seminar Room, St John’s House, 71 South Street, St Andrews (unless otherwise stated).  Drinks and nibbles are served from 5:15pm.

Institute of Scottish Historical Research Seminars Semester 2, 2017-18

Thursday 25 January (week 0)
ISHR workshop, Old Class Library, St John’s House, 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Immortalized Memory: Iterations and adaptations of the work of Robert Burns.

Thursday 1 February (week 1)
ISHR seminar, New Seminar Room, 5.30pm
Postgraduate work in progress panel:
Perin Westerhof Nyman, ‘Material Mourning and Meaning: the politics of dule in Scottish royal funerals, c. 1537-1542’
Chelsea Reutcke, ‘Royal Patrons of Catholic Print under the Stuarts, 1660-1688’
Paul Malgrati, ‘Mutable Memory: Burns’s Legacy and Scottish Politics from 1914 to 2014’

Thursday 15 February (week 3)
ISHR seminar, New Seminar Room, 5.30pm
Dr Neil McGuigan (University of St Andrews) ’Máel Coluim III and the Norman Conquest’

Thursday 1 March (week 5)
ISHR seminar, New Seminar Room, 5.30pm
Dr William Hepburn (University of Aberdeen) ‘Common books: burgh registers and documentary culture in fifteenth-century Scotland’

Thursday 15 March (week 7)
ISHR seminar, New Seminar Room, 5.30pm
Dr Mary-Ann Constantine (University of Wales) ‘The Many Voices of Thomas Pennant: Writing Travel in Late 18th Century Britain’

Friday 6 April-Sunday 8 April
ISHR reading weekend, The Burn

Thursday 12 April (week 9)
ISHR seminar, New Seminar Room, 5.30pm
Dr Lizzie Swarbrick (University of Edinburgh) ‘”Tickled by charm and sweetness”: Music and Devotion in Pre-Reformation Scotland’

Thursday 26 April (week 11)
ISHR seminar, New Seminar Room, 5.30 pm
Dr Gary Hutchison (University of Edinburgh) ‘Scottish Conservatism and Political Culture in the Age of Reform’