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Finally: Geography, Gender and Genetics

Finally: Geography, Gender and Genetics Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): 43–48 DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0097 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Andrew T. N. Muirhead One aspect which sets the Scottish Church History Society apart from the younger, UK-wide Ecclesiastical History Society is the concentration on papers which cover all three aspects of the name; ‘Scottish’ and ‘Church’ and ‘History’. Where the EHS has interest groups in it covering all aspects of Christian History from early church to the widest reaches of the world, the SCHS has, by and large, stuck to its national boundaries. As a result, papers dealing with the early church have only been admitted where they have a Scottish dimension. Similarly papers on continental move- ments have to have a Scottish dimension, although in a few cases the connection is tenuous. This has been both a strength and a weakness. As a strength it gives focus to the Society; the Society ‘does what it says on the tin’, as the advert states. As a weakness, the policy means that many historians, ecclesiastical and otherwise, do not see the Society as having any relevance to them. A scan through A Very Agreeable Society, the Ecclesiastical History Society, 1961–2011 throws up many names domiciled http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

Finally: Geography, Gender and Genetics

Scottish Church History , Volume 52 (Supplement): 6 – Apr 1, 2023

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Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): 43–48 DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0097 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Andrew T. N. Muirhead One aspect which sets the Scottish Church History Society apart from the younger, UK-wide Ecclesiastical History Society is the concentration on papers which cover all three aspects of the name; ‘Scottish’ and ‘Church’ and ‘History’. Where the EHS has interest groups in it covering all aspects of Christian History from early church to the widest reaches of the world, the SCHS has, by and large, stuck to its national boundaries. As a result, papers dealing with the early church have only been admitted where they have a Scottish dimension. Similarly papers on continental move- ments have to have a Scottish dimension, although in a few cases the connection is tenuous. This has been both a strength and a weakness. As a strength it gives focus to the Society; the Society ‘does what it says on the tin’, as the advert states. As a weakness, the policy means that many historians, ecclesiastical and otherwise, do not see the Society as having any relevance to them. A scan through A Very Agreeable Society, the Ecclesiastical History Society, 1961–2011 throws up many names domiciled

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Published: Apr 1, 2023

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