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Winter Zoom Talks 2024 Edward Stewart Title: ‘Local and global connections in early modern Glencoe: exploring recent excavations, survey and creative engagements in Glencoe, Gleann Leac-na-Muidhe, Lairig Eildhe, Lairig Gartain and Rannoch Moor’

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Abstract: This talk will explore the trajectories of grazing and hunting landscapes in Glencoe considering the role of passes, and settlements in connecting the communities of this landscape. Through recent excavations at the ‘summerhouse of MacIain’ the local and global connections of the MacDonald Chiefs has been explored reshaping in many ways our understanding of how status and power were negotiated and performed by local elites in the early modern Highlands. From surveys in the Lairigs and Rannoch Moor we will explore the changing use and management of these landscapes. Through explorations of both this field practice and the collections of the Glencoe Folk Museum some of the creative approaches to engagement deployed by this project will be discussed.

Bio: Edward Stewart is a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow with research interests in the archaeologies of uplands, estates and urbanism in the 16th-19th C. His current research explores the relationships between shieling practice and related upland practices in the post-medieval Highlands. Eddie is co-director on the University of Glasgow field school in Glencoe’ that’d be fab He has directed excavations of shieling huts in Glencoe and Cochno Hill and walkover surveys in Glencoe, Mar lodge, Canna, Sanday and Glen Shiel. He currently co-directs the University of Glasgow Glencoe field school and is Head of Topography for the University


January 23
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm