Scottish Records Association 

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Annual Conference

Saturday 16 November 2019, University of Dundee


The Scottish Records Association is pleased to partner the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee in a conference on the subject of the use of Scottish archives to uncover stories usually obscured by the records: hidden histories. 

The conference is expected to run between 10:30 and 16:50 (with registration 0945-1030) on Saturday 16 November 2019. Programme and timings will be sent with booking confirmation.

Speakers are expected to include:

Caroline Brown and Jacqueline Eccles

Redressing the Balance in Archives: using asylum records to give voice to the under-represented

Jessica Secmezoy-Urquhart

The Fool is Not Found Wanting in the Household of the King of Scots: the hidden history of Renaissance natural fools in the Lord High Treasurer’s Accounts of Scotland

Louise Heren

Sex in the City: why early twentieth-century sexual violence was an urban working-class issue

Marian Pallister

Unlocking the Silence: giving Grace a voice

Margaret McKenzie and Peter E Ross

Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland - a Hidden Community: a hidden history

Jane Brown

Hidden in Plain Sight - a Case Closeted in the Archive: how legacy finding aids conceal LGBT histories, and why this matters

Gordon J Barclay and Louise Heren

The Battle for George Square, 1919: hidden in plain sight

Remigio Petrocelli

Italian Fascist Leaders in Interwar Scotland

For more information or book a place at the conference, please use the enclosed form  or contact Dr Amy Blakeway at