April 2019 Meeting
18th April 2019
Dunfermline Historical Society, 7:30 pm
Prof. Richard Oram, “Quite Happy – The Diary of James Fyffe a Cattle Dealer 1836 – 40”
Professor Oram is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Medieval and Environmental history at the University of Stirling. A graduate of St Andrews University, he worked in commercial property before returning to academia as an honorary lecturer in History at Aberdeen. His research interests include; Environmental History of the North Atlantic region, epidemic disease and its associated social impacts in medieval and early modern Scotland, lordship and landscape in medieval Britain and Ireland and Monastic landscapes in northern Europe c.1100-c.1350. In 2008 he was appointed to the Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland, which provides advice to Scottish Ministers on aspects of policy and public engagement in the sector.
We meet at the Abbey Church Halls as usual and all visitors are warmly welcome.