Saturday, October 27, 2012
'Ireland and Scotland: Conflicts and Cross Currents'. Keynote speakers include Professor Cairns Craig ('Modernism, Nationalism and the Literary Canon: the Strange Case of Scotland and Ireland') and Professor John Strachan ('The Third Home Rule Bill and the Selling of the Ulster Volunteer Force 1911-1914'). In addition, over thirty papers will be given by scholars from all over the world (including the USA, Japan, Australia and Ireland).
The conference takes place at the City Campus and attendance is free for staff and students at the university. To register, please contact Colin Younger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Friday, October 19, 2012
|Rustaq Fort by Keirn O'Connor|
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Detail from a portrait of Lord Byronby Robert Westall (1813) NPG
Friday, October 12, 2012
Dr Alison O'Malley-Younger has co-edited, with Professor Willy Maley from the University of Glasgow, a collection of essays entitled Celtic Connections: Irish-Scottish Relations and the Politics of Culture (Peter Lang, 2013). The volume offers a sustained and up-to-date analysis of the cultural connections between these two neighbour nations, too often overwhelmed by their larger neighbour, England. As well as co-editing the volume, Alison has contributed an essay: 'Doctors and devils: diagnosing racial degeneracy in Stevenson's Gothic fiction'. The collection also contains a chapter by Lauren Clark entitled 'Second cities of Empire: Celtic consumerism exhibited.' Lauren was recently awarded her PhD from the Department of Culture.
Monday, October 01, 2012
Dr Alasdair Raffe (Northumbria University) will be appearing in the History Lab on Thursday 4th October 2012 (Priestman 013). His talk is entitled 'Charles II, James VII and the problems of the Scottish Church.' All History Lab seminars start at 5pm, last for 30-40 minutes and are followed by an optional trip to the pub and a meal. Staff and students from all faculties are invited.
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