Hello hello--an update from overseas!!! I'm presently over in Scotland doing some research in Edinburgh and preparing for a conference in Glasgow. A visit to Scotland has been on my radar for the past couple of years, so I'm extra glad to be over here at last. My previous plans always got axed because the visit kept getting cut down to the point that I would just continue doing work in England or Ireland rather than shooting up to Scotland. At last! Here are some pictures from Edinburgh. I leave for Glasgow tomorrow morning/afternoon. Here is the National Library of Scotland where I've spent a lot of hours during the past week
I'm pleased to find that the library is actually in the middle of the sights and restaurants rather than tucked off in some corner of town--it makes it much easier to escape for a couple of hours of tourism without losing an entire day or something like that. So here is the view from Edinburgh castle hill:
And here is the National Portrait Gallery--I walk past it every morning on the way to the library. I would not have guessed that they would have a very respectable collection of Dutch and Italian Renaissance paintings!
Mostly I've been working with treatises written in the 1600s and 1700s here in the Moir Collection--but there were a few items published in the 1800s that were pretty great too. Hopefully it all works out well in the book!