Public lecture: 'The Integration of the Scottish Upland Communities, 1500-1700'

The UHI Centre for History is delighted to announce its next free public lecture. Thomas Brochard  (University of Aberdeen) will deliver a talk on 'The Integration of the Scottish Upland Communities, 1500-1700: The Evidence of Material Culture'. The talk will take place on Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 5.15pm at the Highland Archive Centre, Bught Road, Inverness.

Elements of material culture as produced and consumed both in the Scottish far north and outside will unravel the relationships between an externally conceived intellectual framework of barbarity on the one hand and the material culture in situ,in part internally articulated, on the other hand in which women took a proactive role. These reveal cultural facets in which these people had a greater input/control of output to a degree. This local/internal measure certainly emphasizes a cultural and, by extension, integrative model from below then in operation and valid for Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, and the Outer Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries but with variations in terms of people, location, and time.