Leverhulme grant success for History research project on Scottish Privy Council

We are delighted to announce that members of our History staff, along with Dr Alastair Mann from the University of Stirling, have been awarded a three-year grant by Leverhulme for a project on the Scottish Privy Council. Dr Mann (Stirling) will be the principal investigator for the project, while Dr Alan MacDonald (Senior Lecturer in History, Dundee) will be co-investigator and Dr Allan Kennedy (Lecturer in History, Dundee) wi...

More than just a hat: How Davy Crockett’s legend inspired America’s obsession with guns

America’s controversial gun culture may be the divisive legacy of one of the country’s most famous folk heroes, a University of Dundee expert has said. Dr Matthew Ward, a Senior Lecturer in early American history, says that the image of the politician and frontiersman cultivated following his death has been central to an issue that splits the country to this day. Dr Ward will be discussing the United States’ ...


Memory, Identity and Authenticity Conference

The fifth annual multi-disciplinary international conference, presented by The Centre for Archive & Information Studies (CAIS), in association with the University of Dundee Archive Services.

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On Nature: Recording, Creating, Being - Humanities Undergraduate Conference 2020

The Dundee University Humanities Society invite students, staff and the general public to take part in their Humanities Undergraduate Conference 2020 on the theme of 'On Nature: Recording, Creating, Being'.

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For glory, riches, and honours: the rocky road to the Declaration of Arbroath (History Scotland lecture)

A talk by Dr Fiona Watson, chaired by Professor Michael Brown (University of St Andrews). Part of the History Scotland lecture series.

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