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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

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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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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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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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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