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‘The Public History of Scotland and Caribbean Slavery’

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On 31 October, 2016, the Centre welcomed Dr Stephen Mullen (University of Glasgow), Louise Welsh (University of Glasgow), Jude Barber (Glasgow) and Michael R. E. Hopcroft (University of Dundee) to discuss ‘The Public History of Scotland and Caribbean Slavery’. This consisted of three twenty-minute presentations: ‘The Myth of the white Scottish Slaves’ by Stephen Mullen, ‘Highland… Continue reading

‘Land-assessment in Western Scotland’

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On February 9, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Denis Rixson (Mallaig) to discuss ‘Land-assessment in (Western) Scotland’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Denis began by explaining that, in Scotland, there are four types of land assessment: two non-fiscal and two based on currency. The two non-fiscal types… Continue reading

‘George Campbell Hay/Deòrsa Mac Iain Dheòrsa (8 December 1915-1984):Celebrating the Centenary of a major Scottish poet’

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On December 8, 2015, the Centre welcomed Michel Byrne and Alan Riach (Glasgow) to discuss ‘George Campbell Hay/Deòrsa Mac Iain Dheòrsa (8 December 1915-1984): Celebrating the Centenary of a major Scottish poet.’ The evening was filled with wine, nibbles, and performances of George Campbell Hay’s poetry in celebration of his life. Michel and Alan were joined… Continue reading

‘Plantation in the Hebrides: the Dutch in Stornoway, 1628-31’

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On 2 December, the Centre was delighted to welcome Dr Aonghas MacCoinnich to discuss ‘Plantation in the Hebrides: the Dutch in Stornoway, 1628-31’, which continued the ‘Scotland and Europe’ series. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. The plantation in question was not one of foreign aggression, but instead it was a Clan Mackenzie… Continue reading

‘Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte and his Gaelic Interests’

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On 8th October 2014, the Centre welcomed Prof. Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh to discuss ‘Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte and his Gaelic Interests’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte (January 4, 1813 – November 3, 1891) was the third son of Prince Lucien, Napoleon’s second surviving brother. A polymath (and polyglot), Louis… 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

‘Recent work on Pictish barrows’ and ‘An update on Rhynie’

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On 11 March 2014, the Centre welcomed Martin Cook (AOC) to discuss ‘Recent work on Pictish barrows’ and Dr Gordon Noble (Aberdeen University) to discuss ‘An update on Rhynie’. This seminar was hosted jointly with the First Millennia Studies Group at the University of Edinburgh. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lectures. Martin… Continue reading

‘A Murder Mystery from Barra: The Killing of the Big Parson, 1609’

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On 11 February 2014, the Centre was delighted to welcome Dr Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart (University of Edinburgh and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig) to discuss ‘A Murder Mystery from Barra: The Killing of the Big Parson, 1609’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Dr Stiùbhart’s presentation examined a ‘single historical anecdote’: the murder of an island clergyman… Continue reading

‘The Massacre of Eigg in 1577’

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On 28 January 2014, the Centre was pleased to welcome Ross Crawford to discuss ‘The Massacre of Eigg in 1577’. Below are the lecture slides and a brief summary. This presentation analysed the alleged massacre of Eigg in 1577, in which the MacLeods of Harris raided the island and asphyxiated the Clanranald population in a cave.… Continue reading