On 28 February, 2017, the Centre welcomed Alison Cathcart (University of Strathclyde) to discuss ‘James VI and I and the ‘dark corners’ of his kingdoms’. Alison is a senior lecturer in History at the University of Strathclyde, who described herself as “a historian of the peripheries.” Below is this listener’s summary of the lecture.
On 9 October, the Centre was pleased to welcome Professor Richard Finlay from the University of Strathclyde who discussed ‘Scotland’s Forgotten Imperial Legacy: The War Against Islam in the Late Nineteenth Century’. This presentation began the seminar mini-series ‘Scotland and the Commonwealth’, convened by Dr. Lizanne Henderson, which will run throughout the year. Below is this listener’s brief summary… Continue reading