Major history series launched by University of Glasgow - Historical Conversations
A free public programme of talks, interviews and panel discussions has been launched by the University of Glasgow, exploring the transformation of Scottish history over the past fifty years.
Historical Conversations, organised by Dr Catriona Macdonald and Dr Stephen Mullen of the University of Glasgow, will be hosted in the Kelvin Hall during the academic term 2017-18 in partnership with the Centre for Scottish and Gaelic Studies, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow Library, Archives and Special Collections.
All events will be recorded and hosted by the university library, becoming available as a free resource for researchers at the end of the programme.
Historical Conversations programme
There are a range of themes across eleven different events, which began with an opening conversation on 19 September. The rest of the Historical Conversations will run as follows:
10 October - medieval panel
Steve Boardman, Dauvit Broun, Stephen Driscoll. Chair: Thomas Clancy
31 October - early modern panel
Keith Brown, Roger Mason. Ali Cathcart
14 November - modern Scotland: cultural, political & social perspectives
Callum Brown, Richard Finlay, W Hamish Fraser. Chair: Catriona Macdonald
5 December - 18th century Scotland
Allan Macinnes, Murray Pittock, Chris Whatley. Chair: Stephen Mullen
16 January 2018 - opening conversation, semester 2
T.M. Devine. Chair: Brian Taylor (BBC)
30 January - Highland history
Ewen Cameron, James Hunter. Chair: Martin MacGregor
20 February - gender history
Lynn Abrams, Eleanor Gordon, Jane Rendall. Chair: Catriona Macdonald
13 March - Scotland's Empire, Scotland's diaspora
Marjory Harper, John MacKenzie, Graeme Morton. Chair: Andrew MacKillop
24 April - Scottish history and Scottish literature
Henry Marsh, James Robertson. Chair: Ted Cowan
15 May: Archiving Scotland
Irene O'Brian, George MacKenzie, John Scally. Chair: Lesley Richmond
To book tickets for any of the above, visit the Eventbrite website.
(image copyright University of Glasgow/Historical Conversations)