Sunday, September 9, 2012

War, Identities, and Scotland's Diaspora: Day Conference (15 Sept 2012)

On 15 September 2012, the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies will host a one-day conference, Homelands: War, Identities, and Scotland's Diaspora from 1880 to present. It will take place from 10:00 to 16:00 at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Read more about the conference here and order tickets here.

Scheduled speakers include Dr. Tom Devine, Dr. Tanja Buetlemann (The Scottish Diaspora Blog), David Forsyth, Dr. Esther Breitenbach, Yvonne McEwan, and Dr. Stuart Allan. View the complete program here [PDF].

If you live close enough to Edinburgh to attend the conference it would be a great opportunity to either learn more about the historic context of the life of a military ancestor or find out what's new in the academic world of Scottish Diaspora studies. I would imagine that since the conference is co-sponsored by the NMS and open to the general public, that the speakers will tailor their papers accordingly, e.g. one would hope that  "academic speak" will be kept to a minimum.

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