History of the Highlands of Scotland/Gaelic Scotland Reading Group

Established in September 2012, this reading group provides a forum for discussion for staff, postdoctoral students and postgraduates (PGR and PGT) who have an interest in the history of Gaelic-speaking Scotland/Gaelic in Scotland/the Highlands of Scotland. 'History' is very much a catch-all, also encompassing language, literature, culture, religion, nomenclature, archaeology, landscape, built heritage and material culture, etc. All time periods from the early medieval to the present are relevant. GU Subject areas usually represented are History, Celtic and Gaelic, Archaeology, Theology and Religious Studies and English Language and Literature, but interest from any part of the university is welcomed. The group's corresponding membership is international, comprising academics and PG students in higher educational institutions, and independent scholars. Discussion is usually prefaced by introductory remarks from one of those present, and based on pre-circulated texts, of three main types: papers (pre-publication or recently published) by present-day academics, whose authors will if possible join us and speak to their work; significant texts, both primary and secondary; and postgraduate work in progress.

Meetings in 2021-22 will take place online using Zoom, and are provisionally scheduled for Wednesdays at 3pm, subject to the approval of the group. Meetings usually last an hour, sometimes longer. New participants are always very welcome.

For further information, and if you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Dr Martin MacGregor: Martin.MacGregor@glasgow.ac.uk