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2021-22 Seminar Series

Our seminars are delivered online (via Zoom) and everyone is welcome!

Should COVID protocols allow, we may move to hybrid delivery, with a limited audience on campus: if so, updates will be delivered via the Centre email lists and twitter.

Please register on Eventbrite for any/all of these events

Semester 1

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Film Premiere: 'Air fhògair is air fhalbhan (Exiles and Vagabonds)' 
Brittnee Leysen, Viki Marker, Alasdair Whyte

Tuesday 5 October 2021

Online Welcome Event, 5.30pm (Glasgow University staff and students only). 

Tuesday 19 October 2021

‘Rewriting Football History from the Ground Up’
Ged O’Brien

Tuesday 2 November 2021

'Representing the People? Disenchantment and democracy in Scottish politics during the 1960s and 1970s'
Malcolm Petrie

Tuesday 9 November 2021

'The Poet, the Unprincipled Prostitute and the Perjured Blockhead’'
Kevin Gallagher

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Book Launch: Human Capital and Empire: Scotland, Ireland, Wales and British Imperialism in Asia, c.1690-c.1820" by Andrew Mackillop, with special guests, Stephen Mullenb and Corinne Fowler

Semester 2

11 January 2022, 5.30pm

Máire Ni Mhaonaigh
Ordering History and Chronicling the Past: A Medieval Irish Approach’

1 February 2022, 5.30pm

A joint seminar with the Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies
David Alston
‘Slaves and Highlanders: Silenced Histories of Scotland and the Caribbean’ 

8 February 2022, 5.30pm

Rhys Kaminski-Jones
'A real picture of the old Britons'?: Eighteenth-century Welsh Receptions of ‘North American ‘Indians’’

29 March 2022, 5.30pm: Annual John Durkan Memorial Lecture

Alasdair A. Macdonald
‘"You gave me rules, I give you rhymes again": Scottish poets and the Union of the Crowns’