Centre for Scottish Culture Blog

Marking Conscientious Objectors Awareness Week in Dundee: 18th & 19th May 2018

Great War Dundee and Abertay Historical Society are marking Conscientious Objectors Week with a series of collaborative events, which will take place on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May. These are free and open to all. Click here to download the full programme. Highlights include: Abertay Historical Society & Great War Dundee Evening Lecture Cyril Pearce

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What has 17th-century printing got to do with pie? 21st-Century Book Historian: Printing

This guest post comes from Suzanne Black, second-year PhD candidate in English literature at the University of Edinburgh, who attended a recent event in our 21st-Century Book Historian series. The series is a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Stirling and Dundee which provides PhD students with hands-on training in the History of Printing, Publishing and

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Writings from Scotland Before the Union

Now in its second year, Writings from Scotland Before the Unionis a one-day conference, hosted by the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee, which seeks to further understand how Scotland saw herself in literary terms before formal union in 1707. Registration opens at 09:30 on April 21st in the Baxter Suite in the

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Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland? Inaugural History Scotland Lecture 24 April 2018 from 6:30pm

The inaugural entry in The History Scotland Lectures was a debate between Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) and Professor Christopher Whatley (University of Dundee) on ‘Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland?’. Professors Whatley and Pittock are two of Scotland’s leading experts on the 18th century, and in this debate

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Culture In Scotland – Who Is Missing? 24 March 2018, Verdant Works

Imagination: Scotland’s Festival of Ideas: Culture in Challenging Times Spring/Summer Talks Season Culture In Scotland – Who Is Missing? Come and join us in the first of a series of discussions undertaken by Imagination: Scotland’s Festival of Ideas looking at culture in constraining, challenging times. This event examines who and what is missing from culture

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The Season of Song: Christmas writing competitions in the People’s Journal

This festive post comes from Erin Farley, a local PhD student working on “Poetry, song and community in the industrial city: Victorian Dundee”, a collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and Dundee Central Library’s Local History Centre. In mid-Victorian Scotland, Christmas was not a major holiday. The Reformation-era ban on celebrating Christmas was no longer

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CILIP’s Library and Information History Group conference

On Saturday 1st July the Centre for Scottish Culture hosted CILIP’s Library and Information History Group conference at the University of Dundee. On the theme of The Information Landscape in Scotland 1600-1900, it brought together librarians, academics and researchers for a varied programme of talks, with speakers and delegates from across the UK. In advance

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Writings from Scotland Before the Union – call for papers

Keynote Speaker: Professor John  J. McGavin University of Dundee, April 21st 2018   Now in its second year, Writings from Scotland Before the Union 2018 is a one-day conference which will continue to explore all areas of literature prior to the Act of Union in 1707. Hosted by the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of

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Writings from Scotland Before the Union

With Scottish national identity playing a key role in the political landscape of the British Isles, notions of “Scottishness” are now under scrutiny like never before. The culture of Scotland before the Act of Union of 1707 and how Scotland represented herself in literary terms, however, is often overlooked in these arguments. Hosted by Dundee’s

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Welcome our new AHRI Doctoral Fellow

The Centre for Scottish Culture is delighted to announce the appointment of its first AHRI Doctoral Fellow, Paul McFadyen. Paul is a current PhD candidate at the University of Dundee whose main research interests are in Medieval art and literature. As well as organising an upcoming conference on Writings Before the Union, Paul will be

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