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‘How British is Scotland? Flying the Flag for the Union? Scotland 2014: Yes or No, What Happens Next?’

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On 11th June 2014, the Centre welcomed Prof. Murray Pittock to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Flying the Flag for the Union? Scotland 2014: Yes or No, What Happens Next?’. This concluded the year’s weekly seminar series and the ‘How British is Scotland?’ series, and follows Prof. Thomas Clancy’s lecture in May. Below is this listener’s… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Celtic Perspectives on Multiculturalism’

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On 20 May 2014, the Centre was pleased to welcome Professor Thomas Clancy to discuss  ‘How British is Scotland? Celtic Perspectives on Multiculturalism’. This was the penultimate lecture in the ‘How British is Scotland?’ series, and followed Professor Driscoll and Dr Campbell’s joint-lecture in April. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. It is probably no… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’

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On 29 April 2014, the Centre welcomed Prof Stephen Driscoll (Director of the Centre) and Dr Ewan Campbell to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’. This continued the ongoing ‘How British is Scotland?’ series and follows Prof Bill Sweeney’s lecture. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Prof Driscoll began this… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Harmonic Fantasy or Unresolved Dissonance?’

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On 8 April 2014, the Centre welcomed the University’s own Prof Bill Sweeney to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Harmonic Fantasy or Unresolved Dissonance?’, continuing the ‘How British is Scotland?’ mini-series and following Prof Lynn Abrams’ lecture in March. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. For some, being Scottish necessitates the rejection of ‘Scottishness’… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? A Gendered Perspective’

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On 18 March, the Centre welcomed Prof Lynn Abrams to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? A Gendered Perspective?’. This continued the ongoing ‘How British is Scotland?’ series and follows Prof Dauvit Broun’s lecture in February. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Focusing on the inter-war period, Prof Abrams examined how several prominent… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Britain and Scottish Independence in the Middle Ages’

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On 25 February 2014, the Centre welcomed Professor Dauvit Broun to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Britain and Scottish Independence in the Middle Ages’. This continued the ongoing ‘How British is Scotland?’ mini-series. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Elaborating on many of the ideas and themes from his recent Inaugural Lecture,… Continue reading

‘How British Is Scotland? Anglification and the Arts of Resistance’

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On 4 February 2014, the Centre was pleased to welcome Professor Alan Riach to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Anglification and the Arts of Resistance’. This was the second-part of the ‘How British is Scotland?’ series which runs throughout the year. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Beginning with a proposition–that a… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Romancing the Union’

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On 14 January 2014, the Centre was pleased to welcome one of its members, Dr Catriona Macdonald, to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Romancing the Union’ . This lecture marked the beginning of our 2014 seminar series and the new ‘How British is Scotland’ mini-series which will run through to June. Below is this listener’s… Continue reading