Thursday, November 17, 2011

Global History of Scottish Emigration Debate at the University of Edinburgh, 29 November 2011

From the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies at the University of Edinburgh:

An Evening of Debate and Discussion

Tuesday 29th November 2011, 6.00 pm
University of Edinburgh

This is a free, but ticketed, event, please book at:

The venue will be confirmed once demand has been assessed and details will be emailed to you at the email address given when registering.

A warm invitation is extended to attend this public event which will focus on T M Devine's recent acclaimed book, To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland's Global Diaspora 1750-2010 (Allen Lane 2011).

After introductory remarks by the author, a panel of leading historians drawn from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Edinburgh and with expertise in a wide range of fields, will debate, discuss and critically examine the main findings of the book. T M Devine will then have the right of reply and concluding remarks and a vote of thanks will be given by Owen Dudley Edwards.

This will be followed by an opportunity for comments and questions from the audience. At the end of the evening the book will be available for sale and signing at a discounted price.

The speakers and their research interests are:
Dr Esther Breitenbach, ESRC Research Fellow (Scottish Missions and Empire)
Prof Frank Cogliano, Professor of American History
Prof Tom Devine, Personal Senior Research Professor in History
Owen Dudley Edwards (Honorary Fellow, School of History, Classics and Archaeology)
Dr Amy Lloyd, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (Transatlantic Emigration from England)
Dr Alex Murdoch, Senior Lecturer in Scottish History (Event Chair)
Dr Nuala Zahediah, Senior Lecturer in History (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Atlantic History)


I so totally wish I could go to this event!! Instead, I will be living the quiet life of a member of the Ancestral/Lived Diaspora in America. Maybe a copy of the book will be under the Christmas tree...

with thanks to @ScotlandExchang 

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