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 G14 in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place. The only exception to this is the first seminar on 30th September will commence at 12.00 noon.
The 2014/15 workshop series will begin on 30th September 2014.
Graduate Workshop information and schedule
of interest outside the Centre
Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past
3rd October 2014
'Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past' is the first ever conference to focus on this controversial subject. Supported by the Economic and Social Research Council UK, its objective is to present cutting edge research in an accessible form to a broad public audience as well as to senior school pupils, fellow historians, archivists and students. All those scholars who have provided new evidence, insights and perspectives in this field will speak at the event. Themes addressed will include Scottish slave ownership; merchants and slavery; the impact of slavery profits on the Scottish economy; Scots in English slaving ports; Scottish contemporary perceptions of slavery; Scottish literature and slavery; lost to history: Scotland, slavery and amnesia.
Speakers include: Professor Sir Tom Devine, Dr Stuart Nisbet, Dr Eric J Graham, Professor Suzanne Schwarz, Dr Nick Draper, Dr David Alston, Stephen Mullen, Dr Nicholas Evans, Dr Michael Morris, Rev. Dr Iain Whyte and Professor Catherine Hall
For further information and to register for this event please click here