Waverley at 200

1374619_10100838326688760_1793514541_nIn order to launch The Centre for Scottish Culture, on 22 March 2014 we hosted Waverley at 200, a one-day symposium in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s debut novel. We brought together prominent speakers from across Scotland working in a range of disciplines, such as Literature, Scottish History, the History of the Book, Art History, and Politics: Dr. David Robb (Dundee), Dr. Jim Stewart (Dundee), Prof. Graeme Morton (Dundee), Prof. David Finkelstein (Dundee), Prof. Alison Lumsden (Aberdeen), Prof. Murdo Macdonald (Dundee), Dr. Eleanor Harris (Stirling), Dr. Tom Mole (Edinburgh), Prof. Chris Whatley (Dundee), Dr. Jodi-Anne George (Dundee), and Prof. Murray Pittock (Glasgow). The day was rounded off with a special performance of Macduff’s Cross by the JOOT Theatre Company.