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November 2017

St Andrew’s Day Lecture: The New Scots – Immigrant Communities since c.1950

30th November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lecture Theatre 3, Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh, 11 Crichton Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

With special guest Professor Tom Devine Part of the ‘Scotland’s Diverse History’ Series. Minority Community considerations and discussions celebrating Scotland’s 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. This lecture will be based on as-yet-unpublished research on ten immigrant groups who have settled in Scotland over the last fifty years or so. It will consider such key questions as their motivation for coming, the scale and impact of movement, the experience of the migrants in Scotland, how Scots have responded to…

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December 2017

Scotland and Caribbean Slavery: Rethinking Glasgow’s Sugar Aristocracy, 1775-1838

7th December @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School, University of Glasgow, University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ

To mark the UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Part of the ‘Scotland’s Diverse History’ Series. Minority Community considerations and discussions celebrating Scotland’s 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology Participants: Dr. Stephen Mullen and Panel TBC Dr. Stephen Mullen is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Glasgow, having completed a PhD at the same institution in 2014. He has published a number of articles on Scotland and the Caribbean, and his first book It Wisnae Us was released in…

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The Scots in Poland – A Forgotten Diaspora

12th December @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School, University of Glasgow, University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ

To mark UN International Migrants Day Part of the ‘Scotland’s Diverse History’ Series. Minority Community considerations and discussions celebrating Scotland’s 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology An Illustrated talk by writer and broadcaster Billy Kay, author of The Scottish World. Drawing on a lifetime of exploring, writing and broadcasting about Scots, their culture and journeys across the globe, Billy Kay reflects on the history of the Scots in Poland. Billy will celebrate the historic cultural connections which developed between…

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GRAMNet Film Series

13th December @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CCA (Centre for Contempory Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

In observance of International Migrants Day. Also the final part of BEMIS’ Scotland’s Diverse History lecture and film series. Scotland’s Memoir Short: Scotland (2017) | Director: Etienne Kubwabo | 30 mins As part of Scotland’s celebration of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, BEMIS Scotland have commissioned Cre8tive Entertainment to explore Scotland’s story via the eyes of our diverse ethnic and cultural minority communities alongside civic representatives, artists and historians. What has shaped modern Scottish identity? How does…

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