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The first of its kind in the UK, the conference aims to enable undergraduate historians to engage independently and critically with historical topics that interest them.

Year upon year, it provides a challenging but supportive environment in which to explore those interests, test ideas and develop professional and academic skills.

The two-day workshop offered an opportunity to Ph D students, early career scholars, and well-established academics to present their work.

The event attracted attendants from different parts of Europe, including Germany, Scandinavia and Italy.

The History Society looks forward to our next undergraduate conference, where we hope to relocate to a larger venue and host even more insightful speakers.

Congratulations to Dr James Palmer, who was won a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for his project ‘Science and Belief in the Making of Early Medieval Europe‘, commencing in 2018 Dr Katie Stevenson has been appointed to the post of Assistant Vice-Principal Collections On 4 January Dr Mara van der Lugt gave the Haydn Mason Lecture at the annual conference of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies; entitled ‘Error or Integrity: Questions of Conscience in the Long Eighteenth Century‘ Dr Margaret Connolly and Rachel Hart presented the paper ‘A late medieval book and its covers: the Marchmont MS of Regiam Maiestatem and its scribe(s)’ at the Scottish Medievalists conference On January 23, Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith gave the paper ‘Seeds of Knowledge: A Microhistory of Colonial Science at the End of the French Old Regime’ at Queen Mary’s Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Dr Tomasz Kamusella spoke on ‘The Forgotten 1989 Expulsion of Turks from Communist Bulgaria’ at the CRSCEES Seminar Series On January 27, Dr Chandrika Kaul, presented ‘Scotland’s Imperial Past and Present’ at Rethinking Race in Scotland Professor Steve Murdoch gave the paper ‘Sir James Spens: British Ambassador, Swedish General & European Spymaster’ to the Crail History Society, and spoke on ‘Scotland and the Thirty Years’ War’ to the Scone and District Historical Society Today’s scholars and scientists have a crucial instrument in common: the learned journal.

For instance, the British scholars were astonished to learn how philosophical editorship could spur the careers of German university professors in the second half of the eighteenth century, because English philosophical periodicals began as commercial endeavours with no links to academic institutions whatsoever.

The papers featured individual case studies as well as general trends and changes in editing throughout roughly a century and a half.

However, it is from the struggle between personal recollections and the official narrative that the patchwork of history slowly begins to be stitched together.

Memory as a historical method can appear both useful and useless.

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Based on years of extensive research, instruction and work in the ­field, this multidisciplinary program brings together the best of academic theory and practical knowledge.

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