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December 2018

Public Event – Scotland and Europe: Politics, Culture and National Borders

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Museum Scotland Auditorium, use main entrance,
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1JF United Kingdom
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join us for an afternoon of talks and discussion on Scotland's relationships with Europe past and present, with roundtable speakers representing the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Durham University, the Society of Dix-Neuviemistes and the RSE funded project Establishing SNNEC. Distinguished guests include Professor Sir Tom Devine OBE FRSE HonMRIA FBA FSA Scot who will present a lecture on How Highlandism Conquered Europe: From Sir Walter Scott to Brexit. Discussion will be followed by a wine reception. Organised by the…

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January 2019
Free

The Common Books of Aberdeen, 1398-1511

14th January 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
clare-hawes

Lecture by Dr Claire Hawes FSA Scot, University of Aberdeen Following the digital transcription of Aberdeen’s earliest burgh council registers by a project at the University of Aberdeen, this lecture will give an overview of the corpus. It will focus on the importance of these books for our understanding of early Renaissance Scotland, and introduce some of the intriguing characters and interesting stories we have uncovered along the way. This lecture is joint with the Scottish History Society.

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The Common Books of Aberdeen, 1398-1511

15th January 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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clare-hawes

Lecture by Dr Claire Hawes FSA Scot, University of Aberdeen Following the digital transcription of Aberdeen’s earliest burgh council registers by a project at the University of Aberdeen, this lecture will give an overview of the corpus. It will focus on the importance of these books for our understanding of early Renaissance Scotland, and introduce some of the intriguing characters and interesting stories we have uncovered along the way. Free - no booking required. This lecture is joint with the Scottish History Society.

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February 2019
Free

The State Funeral and Heraldry of Mary Queen of Scots

11th February 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Illustration of funeral of Mary Queen of Scots

Lecture by John Malden M.Phil, FMA, FHSS, FHS, FSA Scot, President Heraldry Society of Scotland Royal Heraldry was a statement of territorial claim and marriage. Mary’s use of the Royal Arms of England caused a severe diplomatic row. A various armorials were produced during and after her reign, especially by the Hamilton family as next in line to the throne. Following her execution Mary was given a state funeral by the guilt conscious Queen Elizabeth for which detailed accounts survive.  

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The State Funeral and Heraldry of Mary Queen of Scots

12th February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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Illustration of funeral of Mary Queen of Scots

Lecture by John Malden M.Phil, FMA, FHSS, FHS, FSA Scot, President, Heraldry Society of Scotland Royal Heraldry was a statement of territorial claim and marriage. Mary’s use of the Royal Arms of England caused a severe diplomatic row. A various armorials were produced during and after her reign, especially by the Hamilton family as next in line to the throne. Following her execution Mary was given a state funeral by the guilt conscious Queen Elizabeth for which detailed accounts survive. Free - no…

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March 2019
Free

Archaeological Science: looking to the future

11th March 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
‘Pre-treatment of bone for radiocarbon dating’

Lecture by Dr Lisa Brown MA(Hons) MSc FSA Scot MCIfA, Historic Environment Scotland The application of science as a tool for analyzing and interpreting archaeological remains is becoming much more commonplace. From the first measurements of the radiocarbon dates almost 70 years ago, providing an increasingly robust understanding of the chronology of the past, through to ancient DNA and isotopes, giving an insight into people’s diet and where they come from. This lecture will explore some of the challenges and opportunities of working with…

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Archaeological Science: looking to the future

12th March 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shetland Museum and Archives,
Hay's Dock
Lerwick, ZE1 0WP United Kingdom
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‘Pre-treatment of bone for radiocarbon dating’

Lecture by Dr Lisa Brown MA(Hons) MSc FSA Scot MCIfA, Historic Environment Scotland The application of science as a tool for analyzing and interpreting archaeological remains is becoming much more commonplace. From the first measurements of the radiocarbon dates almost 70 years ago, providing an increasingly robust understanding of the chronology of the past, through to ancient DNA and isotopes, giving an insight into people’s diet and where they come from. This lecture will explore some of the challenges and opportunities of working with…

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May 2019
Free

Rhind Lectures 2019

10th May 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 12th May 2019 @ 4:00 pm
hadrians-wall-c-david-breeze

Professor David Breeze OBE, BA, PhD, Hon DLitt, FSA, Hon FSA Scot, FRSE, Hon CIfA Hadrian’s Wall: A Study in Archaeological Exploration and Interpretation Hadrian's Wall was written about even when it was still in use as a frontier. Interest continued through the next 1000 years, but it was the spirit of enquiry generated by the Renaissance which led to more focussed study. Once archaeological excavations started, the pace quickened. Now we have an enormous data base even though only about 5% of…

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