Hugh Cheape

Professor

  • IV44 8RQ

    United Kingdom

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20082020

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Research expertise

Professor Hugh Cheape has devised and teaches a postgraduate programme, MSc Cultar Dùthchasach agus Eachdraidh na Gàidhealtachd, at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture. The MSc has grown out of his curatorial and ethnological work during a career in the National Museums of Scotland where latterly he was Principal Curator in the Department of Scotland and Europe.

He joined the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland in 1974 as a Research Assistant with Professor Sandy Fenton and was involved with the creation of the Angus Farming Life Museum in the Angus Folk Museum, the National Museum of Scotland, the Museum of Scottish Country Life at Wester Kittochside (now the National Museum of Rural Life) and the Museum of Piping in the National Piping Centre.

He has published in the subject fields of ethnology and musicology, including studies in Scottish agricultural history, vernacular architecture, piping, tartans and dye analysis, pottery, charms and amulets and talismanic belief. His books include Periods in Highland History (1987) with I F Grant, Tartan. The Highland Habit (1991), Witness to Rebellion (1996) with Iain Gordon Brown, The Book of the Bagpipe (1999), Bagpipes. A national collection of a national instrument (2008), and he has edited Tools and Traditions. Studies in European Ethnology presented to Alexander Fenton (1993) and 'A very civil people': Hebridean Folk, History, and Tradition. Essays by John Lorne Campbell (2000).

From 1997 he worked with the School of Scottish Studies on the Tobar an Dualchais / Kist o Riches project to digitize the sound archives of John Lorne Campbell, the School of Scottish Studies and the BBC.

Teaching expertise

Professor Cheape lectures at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI and also at Edinburgh University: School of Literatures, Languages and Culture on the Postgraduate Certificate in Scottish Culture and Heritage.

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External positions

Professor Hugh Cheape lectures on the Postgraduate Certificate in Scottish Culture and Heritage., The University of Edinburgh

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Research Output

Briathrachas Beatha nam Ban

Cheape, H., 2020, Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 10 (2018). Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh, 12 p.

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  • Coimhearsnachd chànanach mar fhoillseachadh àraid ann an sgrìobhaidhean bho dheireadh an 19mh linn.

    Cheape, H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 7 (2012) . Glasgow, 13 p.

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  • Saothair Sgoileireil aig Ministear san Eaglais Shaoir Aonaichte

    Cheape, H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 9. Cox, R. & Bateman, M. (eds.). Clò Ostaig, p. 81-92 12 p.

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  • Straw Ropes and Wattle Walls: Aspects of the Material Culture of Basketry in Atlantic Scotland

    Cheape, H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Material Culture of Basketry . Bunn, S. & Mitchell, V. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing (London), 10 p.

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  • Introduction: Hò ro hù ò, hò ill eò. Hebridean Folksongs and the Authenticity of the Òran Luaidh or Waulking Song Tradition.

    Cheape, H., 23 Aug 2018, Hebridean Folksongs I - III: A Collection of Waulking Songs. New edition ed. Edinburgh : John Donald, Vol. 1. 8 p.

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  • Press / Media

    Prof Hugh Cheape awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours

    Hugh Cheape

    19/01/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Grimsay funding will float new maritime visitor attraction

    Hugh Cheape

    3/07/17

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Storyteller’s tale of life

    Hugh Cheape

    4/05/17

    1 item of Media coverage

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