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‘Scottish workers in France, 1815-1870’

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On 10 January, 2017, the Centre welcomed Fabrice Bensimon (Universit√© Paris-Sorbonne) to discuss ‘Scottish workers in France, 1815-1870’. In his lecture he focused on the experiences of the approximately 1,000 – 1,500 linen workers from Dundee that emigrated to France from 1815-1870. He discussed the practicalities of migrating to these areas to work in linen… Continue reading

‘George Lauder: early modern Scottish poet and soldier’

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On February 16, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Alasdair MacDonald (Groningen and Glasgow) to discuss ‘George Lauder: early modern Scottish poet and soldier.’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Professor Alasdair MacDonald began by stating that George Lauder was an early modern Scottish poet who lived from 1603… Continue reading