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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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Historic Perthshire Libraries Compared

Jill Dye is a second-year PhD Student on a SGSAH-funded Applied Research Collaboration with the Universities of Stirling and Dundee and the Library of Innerpeffray. Though her PhD research focuses on borrowers from the Library of Innerpeffray 1747-1854, Jill has been using the archives at the University of Stirling to research the borrowers from another

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CFP: Reworking Walter Scott

31st March – 2nd April 2017, University of Dundee Plenary Speaker: Professor Alison Lumsden As we continue to celebrate the 200th anniversaries of the first publication of many of Walter Scott’s major works, including Waverley (2014), Rob Roy (1817) and Ivanhoe (1819), and as works by Stevenson, Conan Doyle, and other Scottish writers continue to

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CFP: Writings from Scotland before the Union

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 The Centre for Scottish Culture, University of Dundee Keynote Speaker: Dr Sarah Dunnigan (University of Edinburgh)   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

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Innerpeffray Library and Academic Partnerships at the Association of Independent Libraries

by Jill Dye Next month, I’ll be attending the Annual Meeting of the Association of Independent Libraries to talk about my project at Innerpeffray (described in the post below), and the benefits of academic partnerships for Independent Libraries. The meeting will be held at Bromley House Library in Nottingham from 10-12 June. Papers will explore

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Scottish Romanticism Research Award

Postgraduates and postdoctoral scholars working in any area of Scottish literature (1740-1830) are invited to apply for the jointly funded BARS-UCSL Scottish Romanticism Research Award. The executive committees of the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) and the Universities Committee for Scottish Literature (UCSL) have established the award to help fund expenses incurred through travel to Scottish libraries and archives, including

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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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