History Talks Live
Join us after the summer for live online talks and events throughout the academic year of 2021-22. 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!
Our next talk will be in August 2021 when Jo Loosemore will be talking about the legacy of the Mayflower sailing 400 years ago. More details to follow!
And in October we welcome our new Visiting Professor, Elizabeth Ewan, from Canada for a special Highland Archaeology Festival talk:
Thursday 14 October, 5.30pm - 6.30pm:
A Brewing Storm: Alewives in sixteenth-century Inverness (Professor Elizabeth Ewan)
Don't forget - all our 2020-21 talks have been recorded and are freely available to watch again. You'll find links to sixteen talks in the section below.
Past talks and recordings
Past talks and recordings
All our talks are recorded and available to view online a few days after the event:
- 'Scrap-heap' stories: Remembering deindustrialization and its impacts in Scotland post-1970 (Professor Arthur McIvor)
- Whose history? Reflections on history and heritage (Professor Keir Reeves)
- Migration as Human Capital: The case of the Highlands and Islands & Company Empire in Asia, c.1720 - c.1820 (Dr Andrew MacKillop)
- History and folklore: the many afterlives of Finella, Lady of the Mearns (Dr Linsey Hunter)
- A War against Pirates? Suppressing piracy in Atlantic localities, 1716-26 (Dr David Wilson)
- James IV of Scotland: Crusader? (Dr Alastair MacDonald)
- 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)