The Burn Weekend - Postgraduate Training at The Burn near Edzell 25-27 February 2022

Postgraduate Training Weekend, sponsored by the Centre for Early Modern Studies, Aberdeen and the School of DHPA, 25-27 February 2022

Friday 25 February 2022

Arrival ca. 16.30-17.30 

18.00 Welcome and introduction (David Turner, Bursar of The Burn)

19.00 Dinner

20.00 Discussion Roundtable

Dr Heidi Mehrkens (Modern European History) and Prof. Karin Friedrich (Early Modern European History): Making the Transition: PGT to PGR

21.00 Networking and social time

Saturday 26 February 2022

9.00  Breakfast

10.00 PGR Papers I

Caitlin Yool (Theology/Religious Studies):  Women, Magic, and the Sorceress in Ancient Greece

Haley Guepet (History), ‘Excelling other women, as she did, in dignity and enterprise’: Saxo Grammaticus contemplates the advent of Christianity in Denmark

Chair: Genevieve Strong (Art History) (tbc)

11.00 Coffee break

11.20  PGT projects: The PGT students introduce their chosen topics

Chair: Olivia Klee (History)

12.00 Staff talks

Dr Bradford Bow (ex-postdoc at IASH, the Huntington and Edinburgh University): How to plan your future via postdoc applications

Dr Andrew Dilley (ex-director of research for the School of DHPA): Measuring Academia

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Walk around the Estate

15.00 Workshop with Professor Sanjay Sharma (guest professor at the University of Dundee):  Decolonising/Unpacking Imperial Archives,

chair:Dr Andrew Dilley 

16.00 Coffee break

16.30 PGR papers II

Ioannis Chountis (History): Edmund Burke: Natural Law thinker, proto-Utilitarian, or something else?

Dan McCollum (History):Irish nationalism and the Irish Catholic press in the Upper Midwestern United States

Chair: tbc

17.45 Scottish History and Church History:

Jeri Cormack (History): 'Rebel-pie’: Jacobite Executions and London Society

Fr Alexander E. Nimmo (Rector of St Margaret, Aberdeen): Church archives/Scottish Episcopalianism (tbc)

Chair: Christoph Moore (History)

19.00 Dinner

20.15 Staff talk/Discussion

Prof Robert Frost (Burnett-Fletcher Chair, History): Plotting an Academic Career. From PhD to the Second Monograph  

21.00 Quiz night

Organisers: Cameron Flint, Hayden McCracken  (Bar closes 23.00)

Sunday, 27 February 2022

9.00 Breakfast

10.15 PGR talks III

Rosalie Hopko (History/Archaeology): The Kildrummy Skulls: Placing Skeletal Trauma Within the Historical Context

Matthew Lee (English): ‘House of Shand: The Burn’s Links to Atlantic Slavery’

Chair: Ebba Strutzenbladh (History) tbc

Ca. 12.00 departure

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