School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Political Histories of Modern Scotland

Professor Ewen Cameron will discuss ‘The Political Histories of Modern Scotland’, 5.15pm Tuesday 7 May, in the Auditorium Lecture Theatre, Business School, University of Edinburgh.

All welcome.

About the lecture

Lecture abstract: The current debate on ‘independence’ for Scotland has provided a recent focus on the clash between nationalism and unionism.

The lecture will argue that there is a danger that the nature of this debate leaves us with an overly narrow understanding of the richness of modern Scottish political culture.

It will also explore the different traditions which have been evident in modern Scottish political history, the sources which historians have used to study them and the extent to which the recent emphasis on the imperial and global dimensions of Scottish history can be augmented by consideration of politics.

About the speaker

Professor Cameron is the Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography, in the School of History, Classics and Archeology and author of ‘Impaled Upon the Thistle: Scotland since 1880’, (Edinburgh University Press, 2010).

How to get there

The Business School is located at 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9JS.


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