Launch of Patrick Gordon Diary: Sixth and Final Volume

Launch of Patrick Gordon Diary: Sixth and Final Volume

This event marks the culmination of a long-term research project sponsored by the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies: the publication of the complete diary of General Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries.

25 November 2016, 10:00 - 18:30 


10.00 -10.30 Commemoration by Bishop Hugh Gilbert, OSB, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Huntly Street

11.00-13.00: War and Diplomacy in the late Seventeenth Century. Brian Davies (San Antonio, Texas), Infantry Command and Engineering in the Russo-Turkish wars, 1671-1696: Gordon and the ‘Caledonian Phalanx’. Mindaugas Sapoka, (Institute for Historical Research), London, Augustus II’s accession to the Polish throne and Jan Bokiey’s legation to Russia in 1697-1698

13.00 -14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 16.00: Patrick Gordon and his Diary Mikhail Ryzhenkov (Director, Russian State Archives), The Diary: the MS and its binding. Dmitry Fedosov (Senior Researcher, Institute of General History, Russian Academy of Sciences), Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries: The Final Years and the Legacy

16.30-17.30, Keynote Lecture: Paul Bushkovitch, Yale, Patrick Gordon and Peter the Great

Chair: Robert Frost FBA (Aberdeen) with Principal Sir Ian Diamond in attendance

17.30-18.30 Wine and Beer Reception    

Hosted by: Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, Centre for Early Modern Studies and Aberdeen Centre for Russian and Eastern European History

Venue: David Craig Suite, Floor Seven, The Sir Duncan Rice Library

Contact: Professor Paul Dukes, Email: