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Textual Editing Workshop

TEXTUAL EDITING: TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PRACTICE A series of workshops for doctoral students in literary studies UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN, WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 2016 Meeting Room 3, Sir Duncan Rice Library                                                     

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Stephen Copley Research Awards

The British Association for Romantic Studies Stephen Copley Research Awards   Postgraduates and early career scholars working in the area of Romanticism are invited to apply for a Stephen Copley Research Award. The BARS Executive Committee has established the bursaries in order to help fund expenses incurred through travel to libraries and archives, up to

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Beginning “Books and their Borrowers” at Innerpeffray Library

by Jill Dye My PhD project is jointly supervised by Dr Katie Halsey (University of Stirling) and Dr Daniel Cook (University of Dundee) with an external partner, Innerpeffray Library. Innerpeffray is the oldest free lending library in Scotland. Founded by David Drummond, Lord Maddertie, in 1680, it began in a small upstairs room of Innerpeffray chapel,

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Traversing the Field: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Walking and Thinking in Scottish Landscapes

Saturday 30th April 2016 University of Dundee A rock outcrop, a hedge, a fallen tree, anything that turns us out of our way, is an excellent thing on a walk. It is quite possible to refuse all the coercion, violence, property, triviality, to simply walk away. Walking is egalitarian and democratic; we do not become

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Pole Tay Pole

An exhibition by Level 3 Illustration students from DJCAD inspired by Dundee’s historic connections with polar exploration and whaling. We would like to invite you to visit a new exhibition in the Zoology Museum opening on Friday featuring artworks inspired by Dundee’s historic connection with polar exploration and whaling. As the major European centre of

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Mary Shelley’s Dundee

As a teenager Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (later Shelley) lived with the Baxter family on South Baffin Street on the outskirts of industrial Dundee, a little while before penning one of the world’s most enduring works of Gothic fiction, Frankenstein (1818). Years later, in an introduction to a new edition of her magnum opus, she acknowledged

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Textual Editing: Twenty-First Century Practice

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities and the Universities’ Committee for Scottish Literature would like to announce a series of four workshops to provide doctoral students of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature with the knowledge and skills required for the scholarly editing of texts from the period. The afternoon workshops will be held at

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Mary Shelley’s Dundee (Being Human Festival)

I lived principally in the country as a girl, and passed a considerable time in Scotland. I made occasional visits to the more picturesque parts; but my habitual residence was on the blank and dreary northern shores of the Tay, near Dundee. Blank and dreary on retrospection I call them; they were not so to

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Should Drugs be Legalised in Scotland?

Saturday 3rd October, 5pm to 6.30pm Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Four leading Scottish experts will participate in the debate for or against the legalisation of drugs in Scotland. Speakers who will argue in favour of legalisation will be retired Police Inspector Mr Jim Duffy and Dr Brian Kidd, Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist (NHS Tayside). The

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Challenges in History of Reading Research

by Maxine Branagh, University of Stirling Our first “21st-Century Book Historian” workshop, held back in December at the University of Stirling, focused on methodologies in the History of Reading which made me reflect a great deal on my own choice of methodologies. I often describe my PhD research to interested family members and friends in

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