History Talks Live
Join the Centre for History UHI for a series of live online talks every month during 2021. Expert speakers offer their insights on a wide range of topics of interest to the historically-minded. You won’t need any special software and members of the public are very welcome to join us!
The talks take place at 5.30pm during term time.
Thursday 4 March, 5.30pm - 6.30pm:
James IV of Scotland: Crusader? (Dr Alastair MacDonald)
Thursday 25 March, 5.30pm - 6.30pm:
Thursday 22 April, 5.30pm - 6.30pm:
History and folklore: the many afterlives of Finella, Lady of the Mearns (Dr Linsey Hunter)
Past talks and recordings
All our talks are recorded and available to view online a few days after the event:
- The Place-names of Assynt (Gemma Smith)
- 'Bereft of all human help?': Scottish widows of the Thirty Years' War (Dr Kathrin Zickermann)
- Lord Loudoun and the transatlantic impact of military strategy and imperial policymaking, c.1745-1757 (Dr Nicola Martin)
- Ossianic History: James Macpherson (1736-1796), history writing, the Enlightenment and empire (Dr Jim MacPherson)
- Rainbows in the windows: collecting oral testimonies from parents with young families in Britain during the COVID-19 pandemic (Dr Alison Chand)
- Sugar, Slave-owning and the Scottish Highlands before 1707 (Professor David Worthington) in association with The Edge.
- Spaces of Assertion: informal land occupations in the Scottish Highlands after 1914 (Dr Iain Robertson)
- Hunger, Protest, Riot: three months in north and north-east Scotland (Professor Jim Hunter)
- Raising Royal Scottish Babes: baptism rites, gossibs and godparents in late medieval and early modern Scotland (Dr Lucy Dean)
- Sutherland and the Scottish Wars of Independence, 1296-1357 (Dr Iain MacInnes)