Call for abstracts

“The Communities and Margins of Early Modern Scotland” is a two-day international conference which will be held at St. Mungo’s Museum, Glasgow, on the 20 and 21 of October 2017.

Our aim is to provide a space for postgraduates, early career researchers, and academics to come together and facilitate lively discussion on narratives surrounding the concept of the ‘community’ and those who participated on the margins of early modern Scotland.

Possible themes may include, but are not limited to:
i. Gender relations and social stratification
ii. Religious and political communities
iii. Textual communities; scholars, poets, playwrights, book-sellers
iv. Gaelic culture within and outwith the Highlands
v. Crime, conflict and cohesion within the community
vi. Minority communities; the ‘othering’ of marginal sects
vii. Scots on the periphery and abroad; identity formation

We welcome proposals for both 20 minute papers, and for panels consisting of no more than three papers. Abstracts of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note should be sent to ‘’ by Friday 28th July 2017.

Papers can be delivered in English, Scots or Scottish Gaelic. A limited number of travel bursaries will be made available. For a fuller description of our call for abstracts, see: CommunitiesAndMargins