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Introducing the History Scotland lectures

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History Scotland's newest project is a lecture series which will travel around Scotland, giving people around the country the chance to learn more about Scotland’s history.

Since its inception all the way back in 2001, History Scotland’s mission has remained the same: to bring its readers cutting-edge historical research in an accessible, engaging format and to promote the study of Scotland’s rich and fascinating past.

We have sought to attain these goals in multiple ways, through the magazine, of course, but also via our website, our social media presence, our podcasts, our digital special guides, our writing prizes and, most recently, our standalone ‘Essays’ series. Now, however, we are delighted to reveal our biggest, most ambitious and most exciting venture yet – The History Scotland Lectures.

History Scotland lecture, 24 April 2018

Developed in association with the University of Dundee Centre for Scottish Culture, The History Scotland Lectures will be an ongoing series that consists of two public talks each year, free of charge and open to all, offering insights from leading experts into the latest research on a huge range of topics.

Moreover, The History Scotland Lectures will travel around Scotland, giving people living throughout the country a chance to get involved and to learn about Scottish history. The Lectures are set to develop into an unparalleled platform for bringing you the very best in historical scholarship.

The inaugural lecture

The inaugural entry in The History Scotland Lectures will be a debate between Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) and Professor Christopher Whatley (University of Dundee) on ‘Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland?’. Professors Whatley and Pittock are two of Scotland’s leading experts on the18th century, and in this debate they will discuss the nature of Jacobitism and the movement’s thinking on Scotland and Britain.

The lecture will take place at the Apex Hotel in Dundee on Tuesday 24 April 2018, and will be chaired by Mike Russell MSP, Scottish Government Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and Bute.

All are welcome, completely free of charge, although anybody who would like to attend is asked to register their interest.

To reserve your place, or for general enquiries, email us, or alternatively call 0113 2002922.

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