Vox Populi

As the Scottish and UK governments prepare for a referendum on independence, historians, political commentators and literary scholars ask how the voice of ‘the people’ has been heard in Scotland since medieval times.  With this series, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies aims to bring historical perspective to contemporary events as part of its weekly Tuesday seminar series.

Tuesday 25 September 2012, 5:30 pm

The Declaration of Arbroath and its Legacy
Professor Ted Cowan (Glasgow) Gannochy Room
Professor Roger Mason (St. Andrews) Wolfson Medical Building
Chair: Professor Dauvit Broun (Glasgow)

Tuesday 16 October 2012, 5:30 pm

What Andrew Melville Really Thought of James VI:Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Magistrate in Early Jacobean Scotland
Room 611 Boyd Orr Building
Dr. Steven Reid (Glasgow)

Tuesday 30 October 2012, 5:30 pm

National Opinion and the Union Questionin the Union of Crowns
Room 611 Boyd Orr Building
Dr. Karin Bowie (Glasgow)

Wednesday 14 November 2012, 5:30 pm

Elections, Voting and Representation in Early Modern Scotland
Room 611 Boyd Orr Building
Professor Keith Brown (Manchester)

Tuesday 15 January 2013, 5:30 pm

Wilkes and Scottish Liberty: The Reception of John Wilkes in The Weekly Magazine
Room 611 Boyd Orr Building
Dr. Rhona Brown (Glasgow)

Tuesday 12 March 2013, 5:30 pm

Republican Reality: Scotland and the United States of America (1790-1820)
Room 611 Boyd Orr Building
Dr. Emma Macleod (Stirling)

Tuesday 23 April 2013, 5:30 pm

The Voice of the 'Wee Society’: the Referenda Experience in Scottish Local Government since 1868
Room 611 Boyd Orr Building
Dr. Irene Maver (Glasgow)

Tuesday 7 May 2013, 5:30 pm

Remembering 1979
Room 611 Boyd Orr Building
Dr. Christopher Harvie (Tübingen)

Tuesday 21 May 2013, 5:30 pm

The Referendum of 1997: the Settled Will of the Scottish People?
Room 611 Boyd Orr Building
Brian Taylor (BBC Scotland)