In late January, members of the GRAINES network joined the St Andrews Centre for Transnational History and the Heirs to the Throne research project for an Away Day in the Scottish Highlands.
In addition to the three reading groups and discussions on Transnational History, the guests from St Andrews (Jordan Girardin, Tomek Kamusella, Bernhard Struck), Basel (Davina Benkert, Anja Rathmann-Lutz), Cologne (Alexander von Wickeren) and Vienna (Johannes Kontny, Markian Prokopovych) were able to experience Scottish lifestyle while running along Loch Tay, hiking in the Highlands, or visiting a whisky distillery in Aberfeldy.
Dr Struck did not only take the lead in one of the reading groups, but also personally introduced the guests to the art of whisky tasting. Apart from the lively and broad discussions on topics such as Global History or Mapping and Space, the Away Day was an excellent opportunity to discuss the upcoming GRAINES summer school in Vienna and further activities to foster the GRAINES network. The call for papers for the Summer School on Urban History in Vienna (10-14 June 2014) will be released shortly.