Networking the Early Modern Past in North East Scotland

Networking the Early Modern Past in North East Scotland

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An afternoon event exploring networks and connections in the early modern north east of Scotland, and how we make connections from today with the experiences of the past. All very warmly welcome to attend all or part of the event!


12.00-12.30            Lunch with tea and coffee

12.30-12.45            Welcome and introductions

12.45-2.15              Session One

  • Jennifer Morag Henderson (writer) 'Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots and writing history for a wider audience'
  • Andrew Gordon (Professor of Renaissance Literature and Culture, Aberdeen)'Making connections with Alexander Craig of Rosecraig: a Banffshire poet of the Seventeenth Century'

2.15-2.45           Tea & Coffee

2.45-4.15            Session Two

  • Jane Pirie (Curator of Rare Books, Museums and Special Collections, University of Aberdeen) 'The book, the bishop and the building: the bible of William Elphinstone (1431-1514)'
  • Eilish Gregory (Little Company of Mary Fellow in the History of Catholicism at the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University) 'Catholics and Property Confiscations in North-East Scotland and Beyond, 1689-1745'

4.15-4.30      Tea & Coffee

4.30-5.00       Panel Discussion: Networking Northeast Scotland Now

  • Participants will include Lesley Anne Rose (creative producer and writer and co-founder of Open Road)and Bruce Mann (Secretary of NE Scotland Heritage Network and Regional Archaeologist for Moray, Aberdeenshire, Angus & Aberdeen City Councils).

All welcome!


Networking the Early Modern Past in North East Scotland

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Co-hosted by the Centre for Early Modern Studies, Museums and Special Collections and Friends of Aberdeen University Library
The Sir Duncan Rice Library, Craig Suite, Floor 7

Book a place or drop-in on the day.