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Major history series launched by University of Glasgow - Historical Conversations

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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)

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