2022-23 Seminar Series

Seminars for 2022/23 will be held in person, with a view to providing hybrid (online) options as often as we can. 

More information on how to register for these events (on Eventbrite) will be updated here in due course.

Semester 2

All events take place at 5.30pm, in St Andrews Building Room 227, unless otherwise stated. Named lectures (Dalrymple, Matheson, Muir, Durkan) will be held in larger venues, TBC.


10 January 2023 | Scottish History

Dr Matthew Hammond

Rethinking 'native' landholding in east central Scotland, 1100-1300


17 January 2023 | Scottish History

Dr Rebecca Mason

Coercion or consent?: women navigating the law of property in early modern Scotland


31 January 2023 | Scottish Literature

Alexander Linklater

Antagonist: the life behind Hugh MacDiarmid


7 February 2023 | Archaeology

Dr Kenny Brophy

Digging the Festival - the Archaeology of Glasgow Garden Festival


7 March 2023 | Archaeology

Dr Stephen Mullen

Archaeological Sites and Imperial Wealth in 19th-century Scotland


14 March 2023 | Celtic & Gaelic

Dr Fangzhe Qui

Intertextual networks and reproduction of law: lessons learned from late medieval Irish legal digests


23 March 2023 | Scottish Literature and Celtic & Gaelic

John Purser, Prof Alan Riach, and Dr Alasdair Whyte

Translated Accounts: Music and Poetry in Gaelic and English in Praise of Ben Dorain and The Birlinn of Clanranald


18 April 2023 | Celtic & Gaelic

Location: Wolfson Medical Building, RM 253 (Seminar 1)

Various speakers, including: Michael Ansell; Ronnie Black; James Brown; Dr Aonghas MacCoinnich; Prof. Hector MacQueen; Prof. Richard Oram - Chaired by Prof. Thomas Clancy

Roundtable - Galloway: The Lost Province of Gaelic Scotland


Associated event: a Conference in Honour of Professor Alexander Broadie

‘The Vital Spark: Alexander Broadie and the Scottish intellectual tradition’

14 April 2023, in the Ogilvie Room (526), St Andrews Building, University of Glasgow

Please confirm your attendance by emailing Philip.Tonner@glasgow.ac.uk




Semester 1 (past)


4 October 2022

Dr Andrew Mackillop

Welcome event


11 October 2022 | Archaeology

Prof Stephen Driscoll

New Work on the Govan Stones Project


18 October 2022 | Scottish Literature

Dr Craig Lamont

Editing Scottish Texts: from Ramsay to Haynes


1 November 2022 | Celtic & Gaelic

Rody Gorman

Village Verse in Lockdown and a Ceilidh on the Prairie


8 November 2022 | Scottish Literature

Prof Gerard Carruthers

One Night in Paisley 1822 [film] & book launch: 1820: Scottish Rebellion, essays on a nineteenth-century insurrection


14-17 November 2022* | Archaeology | Dalrymple Lectures

Prof Lin Foxhall

Polity to Polis: the development of Greek Communities

* 14-16 November 2022 Lectures begin 6.30pm; 17 November 2022 Lecture begins 7.30pm


22 November 2022 | Scottish History

Dr Pamela Nzabampema

Professor Dudley J. Medley: Empire, Race and the politics of History at Glasgow University

(online only)


29 November 2022 | Scottish History

Dr Stephen Mullen

Book launch with round table: The Glasgow Sugar Aristocracy: Scotland and Caribbean Slavery, 1775–1838


6 December 2022 | Celtic & Gaelic | Matheson Lecture

Prof Clare Downham

‘Arise, oh handsome valiant host!’ Munster, Limerick and the Hebrides, c. 950-1150