Dress and Décor: Domestic Textiles and Personal Adornment in Scotland up to 1700

23-24 March 2018, St John’s House, University of St Andrews

The Institute of Scottish Historical Research (University of St Andrews) is pleased to invite papers for Dress and Décor: Domestic Textiles and Personal Adornment in Scotland up to 1700, an interdisciplinary workshop to be held at the University of St Andrews in March 2018 as part of ISHR’s tenth-anniversary celebrations. With panel discussions and four diverse keynote presentations, the conference will seek to bring together a wide range of researchers from the burgeoning fields of Scottish history and dress and textile history in an interdisciplinary environment.
We hope to include a wide range of perspectives on the study of material culture history, including speakers from academic institutions, museum professionals, archaeologists, and historical crafts practitioners, and we welcome postgraduate students and early career/unaffiliated researchers.
Proposals for papers of 20 minutes in length will be accepted until 15th December 2017. Please see our CFP for submission details.

The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies

The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies is a two-day international conference which will be held at the University of St Andrews on 13 and 14 January 2017.

The conference aims is to provide a space for a wide variety of scholars to come together and share their research, plans, and ideas covering all aspects of early modern Scotland including but not limited to history, literature, art history, music and geography. Presenters already confirmed include Allan Kennedy (Manchester), Allan MacInnes (Strathclyde), Esther Mijers (Edinburgh), Steve Murdoch (St Andrews), Steven Reid (Glasgow), and Kathrin Zickermann (UHI). The deadline for proposals is Friday, 9 September 2016.

The conference will consist of roundtable discussions and lightning talks as well as traditional papers and will be video recorded throughout. These recordings will subsequently be made available through this website to provide a longer term teaching and learning repository.

For further details, please see the conference website.