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Kevin Gallagher: ‘The Poet, the Unprincipled prostitute and the Perjured Blockhead: Robert Burns’s response to the French Revolution, and how it was edited in the nineteenth century’

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Blog author: Emily Hay On 9th November, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies was delighted to welcome Kevin Gallagher to present a webinar titled ‘The Poet, the Unprincipled prostitute and the Perjured Blockhead: Robert Burns’s response to the French Revolution, and how it was edited in the nineteenth century’. Dr Pauline Mackay, from the… Continue reading

Ged O’Brien: Rewriting Football History from the Ground Up

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Blog author: David Bain Former Liverpool FC football manager Bill Shankly is once famously reputed to have said, ‘Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.’  That same sentiment could equally apply to Ged O’Brien. Ged… Continue reading

Air fhògair is air fhalbhan (Exiles and Vagabonds) Film Premiere

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Blog author: Eleanor Thomson The Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies was delighted to host the film premiere for Air fhògair is air fhalbhan (Exiles and Vagabonds) on Tuesday the 28th of September. The film was created by Viki Marker, Brittnee Leysen, Alasdair MacIlleBhàin and Dòmhnall Eòghainn MacKinnon, with the support of the Centre for… Continue reading

Professor Nancy Edwards: Time and Memory in Early Medieval Wales

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Blog Author: Scott McCreadie On Tuesday 9th March the Centre was delighted to host Professor Nancy Edwards for her online seminar on ‘Time and Memory in Early Medieval Wales’, as part of the ‘The Form and Fabric of Early Medieval Britain: Reflections on the Archaeology of Ewan Campbell’ seminar series. Edwards is the current Professor… Continue reading

Professor Edward J. Cowan: ‘The Arctic Scots and the Search for the Northwest Passage’

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On 26 January, the Centre was delighted to welcome Professor Edward Cowan, who delivered the seminar ‘The Arctic Scots and the Search for the Northwest Passage’. Professor Cowan began his career in 1967 at the University of Edinburgh and held positions with the University of Guelph and the University of Glasgow before becoming Director of… Continue reading

Assoc. Prof. Elva Johnston: ‘Scottish Saints in Early Irish Martyrologies: Evolving Traditions?’

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Blog Author: Isla Parker On the 23rd of February, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies was delighted to welcome Elva Johnston for her seminar ‘Scottish Saints in Early Irish Martyrologies: Evolving Traditions?’ Currently Associate Professor of History at University College Dublin, Johnston has published extensively on late antique and early medieval Irish history with… Continue reading

Professor Kirsteen McCue: ‘Robert Burns’s Songs for George Thomson’

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Blog Author: Maria Marchidanu Poetry and song framed the online seminar hosted by the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies on the 9th of February 2021. ‘Robert Burns’s Songs for George Thomson’ was presented by Professor Kirsteen McCue and the event welcomed over 130 attendees from numerous international locations. Kirsteen McCue is Professor of Scottish… Continue reading

Professor Tanja Bueltmann: ‘Scotland’s Global Diaspora: A Story of Migration, Identity and Ethnic Association’

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Blog Author: Katharine McCrossan On Tuesday 1st December 2020, the Centre was delighted to welcome Professor Tanja Bueltmann (Chair in International History at the University of Strathclyde), who delivered the seminar ‘Scotland’s Global Diaspora: A Story of Migration, Identity and Ethnic Association’. A historian of diaspora and migration, Professor Bueltmann’s research concerns global outward movement… Continue reading

Thomas Muir of Huntershill On Slavery: A Rediscovered Legal Thesis, by Professor Gerrard Carruthers

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Blog author: Craig Conner On Thursday 26th November 2020, The Centre of Scottish and Celtic studies, in collaboration with the National Library of Scotland held the 3rd Annual Thomas Muir lecture, a series named after and dedicated to the study of the life and works of the late 18th century advocate and democratic political activist… Continue reading

Dr Karen McAulay: Late Summer in the Hebrides: Alexander Campbell’s Song-Collecting for Albyn’s Anthology

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Blog Author: Eleanor Thomson Dr Karen McAulay presented the second seminar in the series, exploring the song-collecting activities of Alexander Campbell (1764–1824). McAulay’s 2013 monograph Our Ancient National Airs: Scottish Song Collecting from the Enlightenment to the Romantic Era is a seminal ethnomusicological study which focuses on song collections with music, rather than words, and… Continue reading