The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies: Registration Now Open

The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies

“The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies” is a two-day international conference which will be held at the University of St Andrews on 13 and 14 January 2017.


St Salvator’s Chapel in 1843

Our aim is to provide a space for a wide variety of scholars to come together and share their research, plans, and ideas covering all aspects of early modern Scotland. Presenters include over twenty leading scholars from across the British Isles and beyond.

The conference will consist of roundtable discussions and lightning talks as well as traditional papers and will be video recorded throughout. These recordings will subsequently be made available through this website to provide a longer term teaching and learning repository.

This conference is generously supported by the Institute of Scottish Historical Research.

The Virtual Literary Salon Heads to Wales this January 2017!

The Global Reading Group, established in February 2013, is a virtual literary salon that follows Horace’s definition of the aims of poetry, “either to please or to educate” (“aut delectare aut prodesse est”). We generally read and discuss one classic work of literature every four weeks.

January 15 -February 12, 2017

“Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history–these are just some of the themes embraced by the anonymous authors of the eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion.”
Click here to join. FREE and OPEN to all readers, writers and folks looking for a little magic in their lives!

Julian of Norwich Finds A Home

I am pleased and excited to announce that Red Bird Chapbooks will be publishing my manuscript NOTATIONS: THE IMAGINED DIARY OF JULIAN OF NORWICH in 2017. Julian, a 14th century anchoress and mystic, was my counselor and guide through a frightening and uncertain year. Muchas gracias to Rodrigo Vargas y UABJO for the inspiration for this book. #oaxaca #oneJENNcontemplative #uabjo #medievalwomen #esperanza