About us

The conference team consists of a wide range of PhD researchers and early career academics based at the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Strathclyde.

Brian Brennan is a PhD candidate in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on the 16th century Earls of Cassillis, and noble society and kinship in Galloway.

Laura Doak is a PhD candidate in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow.  Her research examines political culture in Restoration Scotland, c. 1679 – 1685.

Paul Goatman is a PhD candidate in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow. His research examines the development of early modern Glasgow.

Rowena Hutton is a PhD candidate in Scottish History at the University of Strathclyde. Her research considers the role of the various committees created by the Scottish Convention Parliament between 1689 and 1702.

Ciaran Jones is a PhD candidate in Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh. His research explores ideas of demonic belief in early modern Scottish witchcraft, roughly from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth century.

Jamie Kelly is a PhD candidate in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow. His research is focused on the SSPCK, an Edinburgh-based charitable organisation founded by Royal Charter in 1709 that was for much of the eighteenth-century the only organisation of its kind in Gaelic Scotland.

Dr Miles Kerr-Peterson is an early career researcher based at the University of Glasgow. His PhD focused on the career of George Keith, the 4th Earl Marischal (1553-1623).

Andrew Lind is a PhD candidate in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on tracing the origins and development of Royalism in Scotland.

Rebecca Mason is a PhD candidate in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow. Her thesis examines the procuration and transmission of property by married women within the early modern Scottish legal system.

Jamie McDougall is a PhD candidate in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow. His research investigates the legacy of the covenants in relation to the growth of popular politics in Scotland c. 1638 – 1733.

Dr Catriona McLeod is an early career researcher based at the University of Glasgow. Her PhD research focused on women and work in 18th century Glasgow. She is now the current Network Facilitator for the Leverhulme Trust International Network ‘Producing Change: Gender and Work in Early Modern Europe’.

Russell Newton  is a PhD candidate in Ecclesiastical History at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on early modern religion, specifically Calvinism in seventeenth-century Britain.

Edwin Sheffield is a PhD candidate in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses  on the experiences of Highlanders and Highland clans from their points of view during the Restoration Era (approximately 1660-92).

To contact any or all of the organisers, please write to scottishstudies2017@gmail.com

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