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Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies

The Global Scot debate, McEwan Hall, 30 Oct 2008

Centre Events


Scots in Asia Seminar


26-27 June 2015

Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, University of Edinburgh


This fifth seminar in the series explores the historical and contemporary experiences of the Scots in Asia. The event will begin with a keynote lecture on Friday 26 June at 5.30pm from Professor Emeritus Sir Tom Devine. The remaining talks will take place from 9.45am until 6pm on Saturday 27 June.

This event, in assoication with the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies is sponsored by the University of Hull, University of Otago, Economic & Social Research Council.


See here for further information





Reparations for Slavery Conference


5-7 November 2015




Repairing the Past, Imagining the Future: Reparations and Beyond....


An International, Interdisciplinary Event at the University of Edinburgh, UK, in collaboration with Wheelock College, Boston, US




Diaspora Studies Graduate Workshop


Please note workshop on 31st March will take place in room S.1, 7 George Street due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Diaspora Studies Graduate Workshop takes place usually every two weeks on Tuesdays during the autumn and spring semesters. Workshops are an hour long and will ordinarily meet at 1.00pm in room G16 in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place. 

The second semester workshop series will begin on 20th January 2015.


Graduate Workshop information and schedule


email Sophie Cooper for further information



The Scotland and slavery project


Research Objectives and Results; a lecture by Professor Sir Tom Devine


18 February 2015


14.00 - 16.00


Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Building, Teviot Place


Join Professor Sir Tom devine as he speaks on the subject of Scotland, slavery and amnesia.


The event will take the form of a lecture followed by questions and is open to all staff, students and members of the public. Refreshments will follow the lecture.


Book your place online




4th in Slavery Lecture Series


The Hemingses of Monticello: Writing the Biography of an Enslaved Family




Annette Gordon-Reed



Charles Warren Professor of Legal History at Harvard


Thursday 27th November 2014, 18.00hrs


Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place, Edinburgh

followed by a drinks reception


Register and obtain your free ticket here




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School of History, Classics and Archaeology
University of Edinburgh
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Tel: +44 (0) 131 651 1254
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