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School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies

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Centre Events

 

Call for Papers


British Group in Early American History


Better Together? Union & Disunion in the Early Modern Atlantic

4th - 7th September 2014


University of Edinburgh

Please email proposals to Nuala Zahedieh n.zahedieh@ed.ac.uk

The deadline for papers is 30th March 2014

For more inforamtion please visit http://www.britishearlyamerica.stir.ac.uk/conference.html

 

 

 

Upcoming Lectures by Professor Tom Devine


Sectarianism in Scotland: is it really a problem?

Wednesday 5th March 2014, at 7pm
Gilmorehill Hall, University of Glasgow

Launch event of the RSE funded Scottish Religious Cultures Network

Tickets: Tel 941915549 or visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sectarianism in scotland/

 

 

Professor Devine Lecture on the Historical Setting of the play 'Union'

Saturday 29th March 2014, at 12.30pm
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

Professor Tom Devine will discuss the historical setting of the play and the production itself with the playwright, Tim Barrow, and the Director, Mark Thomson
Tickets Tel 0131 248 4848 or via www.lyceum.org.uk/what's- on/creative-learning-events/union

 

 

'Scotland and Slavery: Lost to History'

Wednesday 9th April 2014, at 8.30pm
Main Hall, Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Aye Write - Glasgow's Book Festival

Tickets Tel 0141 353 8000 or www.ayewrite.com

 

 

 


Contested Pasts and Public Histories


Wednesday 12th February 2014, at 5pm
Room G.16, William Roberston Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh


Leading scholars from Ireland, England and Scotland will come together at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology on Wednesday 12th February to consider the state of Irish public history. Far from the preserve of the academy, historical debates occupy a central position in Irish cultural life and discussions of the past inevitably are intertwined with the present day. Events such as the Great Famine, the Irish Revolution of 1913-23 and the Troubles in Northern Ireland provoke vigorous and often bitter debates. The intensity and passionate tone of these debates are remarkable, and one of the issues the panel will explore is why does history matter so much in Ireland?

Join us for what will be a lively debate.

Irish Public Histories featuring Dr Roisín Higgins (Teeside University), Dr Ciarán O’Neill (Trinity College Dublin) and Dr John Regan (University of Dundee)

 


 

 

Public Lecture

Sponsored by the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies


Friday 14th March 2014, at 5pm
Teviot Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh



Professor Janet McCalman

Professor in the Centre for Health & Society in Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne



Scottish Convicts in Van Diemen's Land: What happened to them?


Why were Scottish men and women transported to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) between 1812 and 1852 the most troubled and troubling of prisoners? And what became of them after sentence? This lecture will report on the findings of the Founders and Survivors project that is reconstructing the life courses of the 73,000 men, women and children condemned to transportation to Van Diemen's Land, drawing on the genealogical skills of volunteers using online crowdsourcing.

 

This event is free and open to all, for more information and to book a place please visit Public Lecture

 

 


 

The Global Migrations of the Scottish People Since 1600

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th July 2014
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

 

This conference on the global migrations of the Scottish people is the most ambitious ever organised on the subject and is certain to be an outstanding feature of the 2014 Homecoming celebrations.

For more information on topics and booking details please visit the conference website - Global Migrations Website

 

This event is free and open to all but places are limited so early booking is advised. If you have any queries about the event please email scotdiaspora@ed.ac.uk.

 


 

Modern Irish History Seminar Series

 

Wednesdays at 5pm
G13, Doorway 4, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School

 

The Modern Irish History Seminar Series will begin on 26th January until 26th March 2014. Speakers in the first semester there will be speakers from the Trinity College Dublin, Queens University, Belfast, University of Dundee, Teeside University, Ben Gurion and University of Edinburgh.

For more information on topics and dates please see the full seminar programme Semester 2 Programme

 

This event is free and open to all. If you have any queries about the event please email scotdiaspora@ed.ac.uk.

 


 

Scottish History Seminar Series


Thursdays at 6pm
G13, Doorway 4, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School


The Scottish History Seminar Series begin on 26th September 2013.

For more information on topics and dates please see the full seminar programme Semester 1 Programme


This event is free and open to all. If you have any queries about the event please email scotdiaspora@ed.ac.uk.

 


uate Workshop

Diaspora Studies Graduate Workshop


The Diaspora Studies Graduate Workshop takes place usually every two weeks on Tuesdays at 12pm. All meetings will meet in Room 2M.24 in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place.

 

The interdisciplinary Diaspora Studies Workshop launched by the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies in 2009 is open to all MSc and PhD students working in the field of diaspora and migration.

 

At each meeting the participants will discuss a short paper. Subjects for discussion will include issues of migration, identity, and the movement of peoples, cultures and ideas across time and space.

 

The workshop aims to create an interdisciplinary network of diaspora researchers. It offers an engaging forum where research students can receive constructive criticism, present their work in progress, discuss draft conference or seminar papers, tackle methodological issues and seek assistance with specific problems.

The Workshop organisers are Oisin Plumb, o.plumb@ed.ac.uk, Iain Watson, I.G.Watson@sms.ed.ac.uk and Sophie Cooper, S.E.Cooper@ed.ac.uk

 


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Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
University of Edinburgh
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