History + CouncilThe
Scottish Catholic Historical Association was founded in 1950 by a group
of clergy and laity who wished to place Scottish Catholic history in
the mainstream of historical research. Conferences, lectures,
publications and the invaluable journal of the association - The Innes
Review - have successfully achieved this goal set out over 65 years ago.
first conference of the then Scottish Catholic Historical Committee was
held in May 1949 at Polmont in Stirlingshire, under the auspices of the
Edinburgh branch of the Newman Association of Great Britain. Attended
by over 30 people, it heard four papers: Mr Donald Nicholl, who spoke
on the Catholic's approach to history; Fr Anthony Ross OP, on the
contribution made to Scottish historical studies by Catholic scholars;
Fr David McRoberts on the Scottish Colleges on the continent; and
Brother Clare (Dr Handley) on the work still to be done in Scottish
social and economic history.
Before the conference ended, a
committee was formed to plan another conference the following year. The
meeting of the Scottish Catholic Hierarchy in October 1949 gave the
committee it's recognition and blessing to the work it was pursuing. It
was agreed that there would be an attempt to produce publications,
continue with the annual conferences and carry forward the well
progressed plans for the publication of the bi-annual review, to be
called The Innes Review in commemoration of Father Thomas Innes, the
most notable of Scottish Catholic historical writers.
Current Officers and Trustees
Convener: Professor Ian Campbell, University of Edinburgh
Secretary: Dr Iida Saarinen
Treasurer: Mr Andrew R Nicoll
Editor: Dr John Reuben Davies, University of Glasgow
Assistant Editor: Dr Linden Bickett
Reviews Editor: Dr Miles Kerr-Peterson
Current Members of Council
Dauvit Broun, Rev Dr Stephen Holmes, Dr Donald William Stewart,
Dr Sara Parvis, Professor Daniel Szechi,
Professor Gerard Carruthers, Dr Cristina Gonzalez-Longo, Dr Carol
Richardson, Dr Bryony Coombs
of the Association is open to all. Membership of the Association is
managed through subscription to the Innes Review, the journal of the
Association. To subscribe to the Innes Review and become a member of
the Scottish Catholic Historical Association, please use the Edinburgh University Press website which handles online subscriptions and payments. You can also download a membership form and return to Edinburgh University Press.
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The Innes ReviewThe
Innes Review, The Journal of Scottish Catholic History, is a journal
dedicated to the study of the part played by the Catholic Church in the
history of the Scottish nation. It is named after Thomas Innes
(1662-1744), a missionary priest, historian and archivist of the Scots
College in Paris whose impartial scholarship and helpful cooperation
did much to overcome the denominational prejudices of his age; an
example of open-mindedness and objectivity which the Innes Review
wishes always to keep before it and to follow.
enquiries should be sent to the Editor of the Innes Review - Dr John
Reuben Davies, Scottish History, School of Humanities, University
of Glasgow, 9 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12
8QH. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or for post -1600
submissions in the first instance to the Assistant Editor of the Innes
Review - Dr Linden Bickett, New College, University of Edinburgh, Mound
Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX.
should be word-processed, and be available to the Editor in electronic
form, although they can be sent in the first instance only in hard copy.
for review should be sent to the Dr Miles Kerr-Peterson - please enquire via email@example.com for postal details.
Back issues of the Innes Review are available
to purchase from the Treasurer; the Innes Review is also available to
view digitally via Edinburgh University Press.
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Newsletter + PublicationsWe aim to produce a newsletter twice a year. Previous issues can be found here:
2013: February | December
2010: May | November
2009: January | May | September
The Association publishes occasional works. The following are currently available:
Arcis - Sources of British and Irish History in the Archivum Arcis
collection of the Vatican Secret Archives, 855–1789. Calendared and
researched by Mgr. Charles Burns
Lost Interiors - The Furnishings of Scottish Churches in the Later Middle Ages by David McRoberts and Stephen Holmes.
A publications order form is available here.
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Conference + SeminarsThe
Association organises a conference each year. The conference for 2016
was entitled, 'Scottish Catholic Architecture and Material Culture' and
was held in Edinburgh on 29 October 2016 at Lauriston Hall.
are held during the course of every year, and are advertised and
reported on in the Newsletter. Seminars for the future are being finalised and will be confirmed soon.
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LinksScottish History Society - http://www.scottishhistorysociety.com
Catholic Record Society (UK) - http://www.catholicrecordsociety.co.uk
Catholic Archives Society (UK) - http://www.catholicarchivesociety.org
Catholic Family History Society (UK) - http://www.catholicfhs.co.uk
Midland Catholic History Society (UK) - http://www.midlandcatholichistory.org.uk
North East Catholic History Society (UK) - http://www.rcdhm.org.uk/nechs
North West Catholic History Society (UK) - http://www.nwcatholichistory.org.uk
Postgate Society (UK) - http://www.catholic-history.org.uk/postgate.htm
Religious Archives Group (UK) - http://www.religiousarchivesgroup.org.uk
American Catholic Historical Association - http://www.achahistory.org
American Catholic Historical Society - http://www.amchs.org
Australian Catholic Historical Society - http://australiancatholichistoricalsociety.com.au
Canadian Catholic Historical Association - http://www.cchahistory.ca
Texas Catholic Historical Society - http://www.catholicarchivesoftx.org
Catholic Historical Society of Westen PA - http://www.catholichistorywpa.org
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Contact usThe Association can be emailed - firstname.lastname@example.org
We can be found on Twitter - twitter.com/scha1950
We can be found on Facebook - facebook.com/scha.1950
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