Tune in for a discussion with Dr Madeleine Pelling and Dr Rosie Waine about their collaborative research on the material culture of the TV series Outlander. This episode covers the role of objects in the show's narrative, how these are made in production, and how fans replicate and experience them.
In this episode, Dr Lenia Kouneni shares her research on Scottish connections to the excavation of the Great Palace of Byzantine Emperors in Istanbul. Lenia discusses the key figures at the University of St Andrews who participated in the excavation, their patronage of the arts back home, and Scotland's role in 20th century archaeology more broadly.
Join as Dr Kate Stephenson and Anna Brereton share their research on sex work in Edinburgh from c. 17th-19th centuries. This episode covers the demographics of sex workers as well as the social and cultural problems they faced. It also includes a useful map of Edinburgh brothel locations: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1KiY2gMr5i01ds321onDVWc4BjzhTYmHU&usp=sharing.
Listen in for a conversation with Dr Iain MacInnes about the military history of the Wars of Scottish Independence which took place in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Iain also offers entertaining insights into the representation of the medieval period in modern popular media (comics, graphic novels, film, and television).
Join for a discussion with Matthew Lee about his ongoing doctoral research into Scottish connections with the slave trade. In this episode, Matthew talks about how Scots experienced slavery in the Caribbean and how they presented these experiences in public and private writings.
Tune in for a conversation with Dr Claire McNulty about her doctoral research into church discipline in parishes throughout Edinburgh, 1638-51. This episode covers some great topics, such as the benefits of regional history, types of sinful behaviour in the seventeenth century, and gender in the church.