The fifth ‘Historical Conversations’ event was held on 5 December 2017 with Prof. Allan Macinnes (University of Strathclyde), Prof. Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) and Prof. Chris Whatley (University of Dundee) discussing themes, approaches and perspectives in 18th century Scottish History – chaired by Dr. Stephen Mullen (University of Glasgow).   Three manuscript sources were […]


The fourth ‘Historical Conversations’ event was held on 14 November 2017 with Prof. Hamish Fraser (University of Strathclyde), Prof. Callum Brown (University of Glasgow) and Prof. Richard Finlay (University of Strathclyde) discussing cultural, political and social perspectives in Modern Scottish History. The narrative of Modern Scottish History is often, but not exclusively, told through the […]

Medieval Scottish History Panel, 10 October 2017

Historical Conversations hosted its second event on 10 October 2017, with a discussion about medieval Scottish history. The speakers were Prof. Thomas Clancy (University of Glasgow), Prof. Stephen Driscoll (University of Glasgow), Prof. Dauvit Broun (University of Glasgow), and Prof. Steve Boardman (University of Edinburgh). The event included a display of three medieval documents from […]

T.C. Smout

Historical Conversations kicked off in the Kelvin Hall, University of Glasgow on 19 September 2017. In conversation with Dr. Catriona Macdonald, Reader in Late Modern Scottish History, Historiographer Royal T.C. Smout delighted the audience with a discussion of his stellar career in the academy, as well as the influences that shaped his work. One innovative […]

Historical Conversations, 2017-2018

This free public programme of talks, interviews and panel discussions (organised by Dr Catriona Macdonald, Scottish History and Dr Stephen Mullen, History, University of Glasgow) hosted in the Kelvin Hall in academic term 2017-18 (in partnership with The Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies, The Hunterian, UofG Library, Archives and Special Collections) explores the remarkable […]