Outlander conference: Call for papers

17 January 2020
The organisers of the University of Glasgow Outlander Conference have issued a call for papers, which gives details of the topics the conference will cover.

The conference, held at University of Glasgow from 2 to 6 June 2020, promises to be 'an inclusive showcase of exciting research and diverse contributions from all academic disciplines', bringing together the multiple areas of expertise involved in the creation of the TV series, which is due to enter its fifth series soon.

The TV show, based on the books of Diana Gabaldon, combines time travel with 18th-century Scottish politics and post-war British and American culture, and has trigged a huge upsurge of interest in Scotland and its landscapes, with fans travelling from around the world to see places featured in the series.

What topics will the conference cover?

The call for papers on the University of Glasgow website gives an insight into the topics that the conference will cover. These include:

  • Migration and diaspora
  • 18th-century culture
  • Military history and warfare
  • Franco-Scottish relations
  • Higher education implications

Learn more about the history of the show with History Scotland's unofficial Outlander guide

How to submit a paper

​Contributions can include

  • individual papers: max. length 15 minutes, to be panelled by the conference committee
  • pre-constituted panels: 15-minute papers + Q&A
  • roundtables: pre-constituted or individual interest to participate, duration: 1 hour
  • poster presentations: A1-sized posters

For full details, click here. Please send proposals (200 words max.) including a short biography (100 words max.) by email before the closing date of 31 January 2020


(report and video courtesy University of Glasgow)