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History Scotland

May-June 2020

Explore centuries of Scottish history and archaeology with fascinating features on topics from all branches and periods of Scottish history and archaeology, written by leading historians, archaeologists and museum curators. With news on the latest research, opinion, expert reviews and spotlights on the country's most significant historical archives, this lavishly-illustrated magazine has everything you need to explore Scotland's rich past.

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from the editor

www.historyscotland.com Volume 20, Number 3 May/June 2020 Welcome to May/June History Scotland and we'd like to send you our very best wishes during these challenging times. In a world where so much information is readily available online, it’s heartening to know that in the world of history, there is simply no substitute for archival research – and the articles in this issue are a case in point; these stories simply could not have been told without the researchers who extracted material from the archives and then interpreted that information to present history in a new way. Our article on widows of the Thirty Years’ War (page 28) is the result of years of study of the correspondence of resilient women making a new life for themselves in the country where their husband had served,…

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meet the contributors

Steve Murdoch is Professor of History at the University of St Andrews and Dr Kathryn Zickermann is a lecturer in History at the University of the Highlands and Islands. They have co-authored ‘Scottish Widows of the Thirty Years’ war on page 28. Dr John Crawford is a librarian and information historian specialising in Scottish library history. He is a former chairman of the Library and Information History Group and has written extensively on the subject. John shares his expertise in his article beginning on page 40 looking at the legacy left by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in the form of a global network of libraries, many of which still exist today. Jorge Luis Lazo de la Vega Breton has a Masters in the history and archaeology of the highlands and islands from the…

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new carnegie portrait unveiled

Calum Colvin, Professor of Fine Art Photography at the University of Dundee, has followed in the footsteps of pop art pioneer Andy Warhol in creating a portrait of Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Regarded as one of Scotland’s most distinguished contemporary artists, Professor Colvin is known for creating complex constructions composed of three-dimensional stage-sets, populated by everyday household objects and overpainted with subjects that relate to fine art, popular culture, global history, identity and ecology. Diverse items such as Carnegie’s Memo to Self, in which he pledged to give away his fortune, and a controversial telegram about the Homestead strike in his steel works, are embedded in the portrait to ‘invite debate around Carnegie and his legacy’. Professor Colvin said: ‘This was a wonderful project to be involved in. The…

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launch of major new international research project into early modern trade routes

A new project Looking In From The Edge will use archive material along with land and sea surveys to explore the earliest stages of the global economy that we know today through the mechanism of the Hanseatic League and other trading networks across the North sea A team of archaeologists and historians from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, University of Lincoln and the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven have been awarded a grant of £779,000 from The Arts and Humanities Research Council and the German Research Council to undertake a project into how emerging economies identified and adapted to opportunities for trade in early modern Europe. The three-year programme is led in the UK by Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon at the UHI Archaeology Institute based at Orkney…

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national recognition for ‘trailblazing women’

The national scheme from Historic Environment Scotland celebrates noteworthy individuals from Scottish public life, as nominated by the public, by erecting plaques on buildings with strong links to their life or work. The successful female recipients under this year’s scheme are: • Madge Easton Anderson (1896-1982) The first female solicitor in Scotland. Later became the first woman to qualify to practise law in both England and Scotland and a partner in the first known law firm to be led entirely by women. The plaque will be installed at the Stair Building, which houses the University of Glasgow’s School of Law. • Mary Burton (1819–1909) Social reformer and suffragist. In 1869, she successfully campaigned for the Watt Institution and School of Arts (now Heriot-Watt University) to admit female students. The plaque will be installed at Liberton…

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national recognition of excellence for nuclear and caithness archive

Based at a purpose-built site in Wick, Nucleus holds the records of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), including plans, drawings, photographs, film, microfiche and documents from the last 70 years of the UK civil nuclear industry. Alongside this unique collection are held the archives of the county of Caithness, which date from 1469 to the present day. Simon Tucker, chairman and managing director of NDA Archives Limited, welcomed the award, saying: ‘I am delighted with this news. This now completes a three year programme of accreditation that the teams at Nucleus and within the NDA should be rightly proud of. Many individuals have worked very hard since we opened Nucleus in 2017 and the successful attainment of this award, place of deposit status and compliance with a number of international standards…