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‘Pop Culture Picts and the Imaginary Hadrian’s Wall’

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On 17 January, 2017, the Centre welcomed Dr. Adrián Maldonado (University of Glasgow) to discuss  ‘Pop Culture Picts and the Imaginary Hadrian’s Wall’. Adrián began by stating that, while this is not a typical topic for archaeologists, it is worth studying the messages that history-themed movies and video games convey to the general audience. While sometimes considered… Continue reading

‘The Scots in Ulster and the Colonial “Enterprise” of Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex, 1573-1575’

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On March 1, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Christopher McMillan (Glasgow) to discuss ‘The Scots in Ulster and the Colonial “Enterprise” of Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex, 1573-1575.’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Chris explained that this paper is based largely on a specific chapter of his PhD… 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

‘Ireland and the beginnings of Scotland’

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On October 6th, 2015, the Centre welcomed Professor Dauvit Broun  to discuss ‘Ireland and the beginnings of Scotland’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Dauvit’s talk focused on the beginning and development of the kingdom and country of Scotland, not only as a political entity, but as a shared experience of its… 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

‘Perceptions of Scottish musical antiquity in the Enlightenment’

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Yesterday, 12 February 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Joanna Clements who discussed ‘Perceptions of Scottish musical antiquity in the Enlightenment’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. The focus of this discussion centred around the history of music in Scotland from the 17th century, with the poet/playwright Allan Ramsay acting as a key introductory… Continue reading