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Scotland's past and future as a global nation to be explored in History Scotland lecture


Professor Tanja Bueltmann, a global authority on Scotland's worldwide diaspora, will deliver a lecture titled 'Global Scotland in the age of Brexit: Historical perspectives on the Scottish diaspora and migration' at a free event in Dundee.

Developed in association with the University of Dundee Centre for Scottish Culture, The History Scotland Lectures is 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.

Citizens of the world

Professor Bueltmann said: 'Scots have been ‘citizens of the world’ for centuries, global Scots settling in diverse countries and building diaspora communities around the world. These communities were connected to the homeland, contributing to both outward and inward migration flows being seen as a normal part of Scottish life. Brexit jeopardises this connected ‘Scottish world’ – not by Scotland’s choice, but by political developments largely outside the nation’s control. This lecture examines what this means for Scotland in the age of Brexit in historical context'.

History Scotland's consultant editor Dr Allan Kennedy added: 'The University of Dundee’s Centre for Scottish Culture and History Scotland magazine are delighted to be hosting Tanja Bueltmann for this important and timely lecture. Professor Bueltmann is a global authority on Scotland’s worldwide diaspora, and this gives her unique insights into the significance of Brexit for Scots, both at home and overseas. We would warmly invite anybody with an interest in Scotland’s past and future as a global nation to join us for what promises to be a fascinating, thought-provoking evening'.

Event details

The third in the History Scotland Lectures series, in association with the University of Dundee Centre for Scottish Culture, will be held on 11 April 2019, delivered by Professor Tanja Bueltmann (Northumbria University) and chaired by Professor Graeme Morton (University of Dundee).

Venue: The Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 5EN. 6pm, 11 April 2019.


To book your place, email editorial@historyscotland.com or tel 0113 200 2922.


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