Monthly Round Up: April
May 17, 2016 Leave a comment
Dr Rory Cox has been appointed to a Caltech-Huntington Library Humanities Collaborations Fellowship for the academic year 2017-18.
Dr Katie Stevenson has recently been appointed as the new Keeper of Scottish History and Archaeology at National Museums Scotland.
Dr Bess Rhodes and Dr Will Eves consulted on the BBC article ‘Patrick Hamilton: Recreating the Trial of the First Scottish Martyr’ about the execution of Patrick Hamilton in St Andrews.
Professor Carole Hillenbrand was the organiser of the conference, ‘The History of Syria 1099-1250: Conflict and Co-existence’, held on 31st March to 2nd April at University of St Andrews.
On 19 April, a Manuscript Workshop was held to discuss a new book draft just completed by Tomasz Kamusella, The Forgotten 1989 Ethnic Cleansing of Bulgaria’s Turks which was joined by Kelsey Jackson Williams, Nikolaos Papadogiannis, Konrad Lawson, and Tim Wilson.
A discussion workshop on ‘The Politics of Academic Publishing since 1950’ was held at the Royal Society, London on 22 April. It was organised by Camilla Mork Rostvik and Dr Aileen Fyfe, as part of the Philosophical Transactions project.
On April 25th, Dr James Palmer presented a paper at All Souls College, Oxford, entitled, ‘Climates of Crisis: Apocalypse and Nature in the Early Medieval World’.
The Dry Island Buffalo Jump band performed in a sold-out concert for the University of St Andrews charities campaign on April 26th.