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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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Hands-On Book History by Susanna Niskanen

I come from Finland and am in my fourth year as an English Undergraduate at the University of Dundee. I am thinking of doing a Masters in English after graduation. I am especially interested in Old English literature. ‘The vvorkes of our ancient and learned English poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly printed….edited, with a Life of

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Hands-On Book History by Mayalani Moes

I am a Luxembourgish student currently studying English Literature and Film. I thoroughly enjoy my studies at the University of Dundee, and I will graduate in June 2015. ‘Memorialls’ of William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585-1649) Br. Ms. 2/2/4 William Drummond of Hawthornden was a Scottish poet (1585–1649). He studied at the University of Edinburgh and

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Hands-On Book History by Nicole Kapphahn

I am an exchange student from northern British Columbia, Canada, and will be returning home to finish my degree in September. I hope to have an eventual career in either archive or museum studies, so this course was perfect for me. I really enjoyed working with all this incredible material, as seeing as Canada is

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Hands-On Book History by Kirstyn Dickson

I am a fourth-year student studying Psychology and History as a Joint Honors. I hail from Glasgow. Since reading is my greatest hobby, I decided to take the History of the Book module. After graduation, I should like to pursue a research career. Canones Tridentini — The Canons of the Council of Trent (1545-1563) Bru

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Hands-On Book History by Mhairi Rutherford

I am a final year history student with a fondness for Episcopalian endowed libraries. My dissertation focuses on the library and reader responses of Alexander Jolly, an Episcopalian Bishop. He collected over 3,000 books in his lifetime, many of which he annotated. I hope to pursue an M.Litt in Book History after graduation, and learn

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Hands-On Book History by Dr Martine van Ittersum

I am a Senior Lecturer in European History at the University of Dundee, and I co-teach HU42001 (History of the Book, 1500-1800) together with Dr. Jodi-Anne George, my colleague in the English Department. I became interested in the archeology of archives and materiality of texts as a Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study

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Professor Murdo Macdonald on Ossian and Italy

Italy and the Response to Ossian in Visual Art by Murdo Macdonald, Professor of History of Scottish Art, University of Dundee This paper was made possible by an invitation to conduct research in 2013 as part of the Cesarotti project led by Professor Guido Baldessarri at the University of Padua. My warmest thanks must go

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Fulbright Scottish Studies Scholar Award 2015-16

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2015-16 Scottish Studies Award. In this award category up to three grants are offered to UK academics, artists or professionals to undertake lecturing/carry out research relating to Scottish Studies, and develop institutional links with any accredited US institution(s) for a period

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Dr Daniel Cook at the 10th International Scott Conference

Dr Daniel Cook, Lecturer in English at Dundee and Associate Director of the Centre for Scottish Culture, has been invited to chair and participate in a Plenary Panel on ‘Reading The Lay of the Last Minstrel‘, along with J.H.Alexander, Gillian Hughes, Susan Oliver, Ainsley McIntosh, Alison Lumsden, and John Patrick Pazdziora. The Panel will be

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