Saturday, April 4, 2015

Not the Highland Clearances with Eric Richards

Dr. Eric Richards, Professor Emeritus of History at Flinders University (Australia), has written extensively on the Highland Clearances and recently served as Carnegie Trust Centenary Professor at the University of the Highlands and Islands. His book, The Highland Clearances, recently out in a second edition, is an excellent summary of his research (and at $19 on Amazon, it is also very affordable, a real plus for an academic book). 

This above video is of Dr. Richards' keynote address at the Land and People in the Northern Highlands' Conference held at UHI in September 2014. In his address, Dr. Richards tries very hard not to talk about the Clearances and instead focuses on other aspects of Highland history and what might have been if the Clearances hadn't happened. His remarks begin at about the 8 minute mark.

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