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Songs and music celebrate St Andrew’s Day

Musicians and artists have filmed a special concert to mark St Andrew’s Day amid Covid restrictions.The gathering of musicians, poets and singers at the University’s St Cecilia’s…

From  Kathryn Hood on November 30th, 2020 0 likes 797 plays 0  

Scottish Feminist Judgments Podcast: Bonus Episode

In this bonus episode, we discuss the impact that feminist judgments can have, and how they are meaningful. In the first half of the episode, Amrita Ahluwalia-McMeddes and Gabrielle Blackburn,…

From  Elisabeth Barlow on September 30th, 2020 0 likes 38 plays 0  

Scottish Feminist Judgments Podcast Episode 3: Coyle v Coyle - the practice of fairness

Mr and Mrs Coyle were married for 25 years. After several years of being separated, Mrs Coyle filed for divorce. They had accumulated some wealth over the years, and they agreed to share this wealth…

From  Elisabeth Barlow on September 16th, 2020 0 likes 111 plays 0  

Scottish Feminist Judgments Podcast Episode 2: Ruxton v Lang - the importance of perspective

In 1998, Fiona Lang was charged under the Road Traffic Act of being in charge of a motor vehicle while over the limit: drink driving. Fiona pled the defence of necessity, saying she was fleeing in…

From  Elisabeth Barlow on September 2nd, 2020 0 likes 467 plays 0  

How to use the Wikidata Query Service - Mapping the Scottish Reformation

A video on using the Wikidata Query Service by Dr Chris Langley, Reader in Early Modern History at Newman University, Birmingham, and Co-Director of Mapping the Scottish Reformation.

From  Hannah Rothmann on August 25th, 2020 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Introduction to Scottish Studies Courses

This video introduces four option courses in Scottish Studies which are available to all students across the university. If you are interested in learning about the culture and traditions of…

From  Gary West on August 20th, 2020 0 likes 40 plays 0  

Scottish Feminist Judgments Podcast Episode 1: Drury - history and cultural legacies

In 1998, Marylin McKenna was murdered by Stuart Drury. Drury was tried for her murder and was found guilty, but he appealed the decision claiming he had been provoked into killing Marylin because she…

From  Elisabeth Barlow on August 18th, 2020 0 likes 686 plays 0  

Interview with Kate Rowell

Dr Fiona Borthwick speaks to Scottish beef farmer, Kate Rowell about sustainable global food systems.

From  Elizabeth Garner-Foy on July 22nd, 2020 0 likes 6 plays 0  

LLC graduation 2020 - full edit - FINAL

A video from colleagues across the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) for our graduating students to say how proud we are of your achievements and to send you our very best…

From  Maire Cox on July 7th, 2020 4 likes 499 plays 0  

The wicked Wikidata tale of how the 3,141 accused witches were placed on the map

Presentation by University of Edinburgh student Emma Carroll on the Interactive witchcraft map. "The wicked Wikidata tale of how the 3,141 accused witches were placed on the map for the first…

From  Ewan McAndrew on June 30th, 2020 0 likes 66 plays 0  

Finding material from The School of Scottish Studies Archive Online

As part of International Archives Week, Louise Scollay, Library & Archive Assistant, has a very quick guide showing you how to use Tobar an Dualchais / Kist o Riches website to find material from…

From  Louise Scollay on June 11th, 2020 0 likes 46 plays 0  

Notes on a Historical Hall: The history of St Cecilia's Hall

St Cecilia's Hall is Scotland's oldest purpose built concert hall and home to the University of Edinburgh's musical instrument collection. Learn about the building's interesting…

From  Sarah Deters on February 7th, 2020 0 likes 225 plays 0  

An interactive laser cut map of accused witches in Scotland

Students on the Data Science for Design MSc were tasked at the course's annual Data Fair to create engaging visualisations from real world datasets. One group chose to use the University of…

From  Ewan McAndrew on December 23rd, 2019 0 likes 96 plays 0  

Meet our Traditional Artist in Residence

We chat to Mike Vass about coming of age in Edinburgh’s traditional music session scene and his current role searching for treasures in the School of Scottish Studies Archives.

From  Maire Cox on November 4th, 2019 0 likes 72 plays 0  

Interview with a Witchfinder General - Emma Carroll on the Map of Accused Witches in Scotland open data project

As part of the Equate Scotland and Careerwise scheme to give Women in STEM students a paid placement in industry, Emma Carroll was employed on a paid internship in Information Services to work with…

From  Ewan McAndrew on October 22nd, 2019 0 likes 65 plays 0  

Points of Arrival Full Compilation (Subtitled)

Five stories of Jewish migration to Scotland in the 19th and 20th centuries, told by contemporary narrators.Created by the Jewish Lives/Scottish Spaces team (Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh)…

From  Benjamin Parkes on October 22nd, 2019 0 likes 31 plays 0