This fall the Scottish Records Association will host a day conference on Researching Immigrant and Migrants Scots. The proposed topic and focus on documentary sources suggest that this will be an event that will appeal to the academic and the family historian. The deadline for proposals in 29 May 2015.
From the Call for Papers:
This year's Scottish Records Association Conference and AGM will be held on Friday 6th November at the A K Bell Library in Perth. The theme of the conference is: Researching the history of immigrant and migrant Scots.
Proposals for papers are invited from anyone who has undertaken research into the history of immigrants to Scotland and Scottish migrants within the UK, or who has an interest in/knowledge of archival records relating to this theme. The emphasis of the conference is on record sources and the problems and possibilities associated with researching immigrant groups and migration.
The conference is intended to appeal to a wide audience of academic and professional historians, local and family history researchers, archivists, librarians, museum curators and to the general public. The Scottish Records Association also encourages paper proposals on aspects of research on this topic for its journal, Scottish Archives.
Abstracts of no more than 250 words are invited. These should be submitted no later than Friday 29th May 2015 and can be sent by email to enquiries @ scottishrecordsassociation.org.