West Coast Seminar Series
The West Coast Seminar Series is organised regularly in conjunction with colleagues at the Universities of the West of Scotland and Strathclyde who also specialise in the study of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. The seminars provide a lively and useful forum for discussion of the latest research and have acted as a basis for successful collaboration across the universities. In addition to attracting leading academics from other parts of the UK, Europe and further afield, CEES also encourages contributions from local and visiting postgraduates and early career researcher.
Eighteenth Series 2011-2012
All seminars will be held at 5.30pm; Tea and Coffee from 5.00
Central and East European Studies Seminar Room
University of Glasgow, 8-9 Lilybank Gardens
This Semester's Seminar programme is sponsored by the MacFie Bequest.
Alec Lawrence Macfie (1898-1980), Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University from 1945 to 1958, is commemorated in the name of the Bonar-Macfie Chair of Political Economy. His collection of 19-20C Scottish art was donated to the Hunterian Museum.
Macfie was born in Glasgow, served in the First World War and then studied at the University. In 1930 he became lecturer in Political Economy and then held the Adam Smith Chair from 1945 until he retired in 1958. He was Dean of Faculties, 1974-1978 and was awarded an LLD in 1959.
The James Bonar Chair of Economics was renamed the Bonar-Macfie Chair of Political Economy in 1990.
From more information please see: http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH0079&type=P