This two-day symposium will explore new critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Scottish poet, artist and avant-gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006). Abstract submissions are now being accepted.
The aim of this conference is to gather together scholars in a diverse range of disciplines (history, classics, philosophy, literary and cultural studies) and discuss to what extent and how the war, its representations and its contemporary memory, can be considered as a laboratory for testing identities at large.
This one-day symposium (in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh) brings together leading researchers and practitioners in the field of contemporary Scottish women’s poetry. Gathering together new and established voices from academia, poetry, publishing, and other creative areas, it will discuss and debate the diverse energies, directions, and innovations in the field post-2000.
Registration is now open for the upcoming interdisciplinary conference 'Norse and Native in Northwest Europe', which will take place at 50 George Square on Thursday May 21st. The event is organised by the Scottish Society for Northern Studies in collaboration with Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
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