School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Diaspora Studies Graduate Workshop

The Diaspora Studies Graduate Workshop research seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.

Seminar description

Workshops are held fortnightly on Tuesday at 13:00 in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, situated in the William Robertson Wing of the Old Medical School. These sessions typically last an hour, comprised of a thirty-minute presentation and followed by a question and answer session. 

The theme for our series this year (2018-2019) is Migration and Movement. This includes, but is not limited to: displacement, travel, transportation, the crossing of boundaries, and the movement of cultures, people, places or things. There is no restriction on location or period. For the current schedule of speakers please visit our webpage.

This series of workshops provides an excellent opportunity for doctoral students and ECRs to meet and discuss their work in an informal setting. Those interested in taking part next semester (Winter 2019) please send a short 200 word abstract and a CV to

All are welcome - especially fellow PhD candidates and early career researchers.

Time and location

The Diaspora Studies Graduate Workshops take place on Tuesdays, 1.00-2.00pm in G16 in the William Robertson Wing of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology (Doorway 4 of the Old Medical School) on the dates listed below.

Event schedule

Semester 2, 2018/2019

Date Speaker Topic
Tuesday 5 Feb Kieran Taylor (University of Glasgow)

'The relief of Belgian refugees in the archdiocese of Glasgow during the First World War: "A Crusade of Christianity"'

Tuesday 12 Mar Ashley Foster (University of Notre Dame)

'Uncertainty Plaguing the Cambuslang Awakenings: Scottish Interactions with Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Revivalism'

Tuesday 26 Mar Hidetaka Hirota (Waseda University, Japan)

'Poverty, American deportation law, and Irish diaspora'

Tuesday 14 May Jennifer McCoy (Federation University Australia)

'Land and opportunity in Gippsland: Scottish immigrants and the Victorian Land Acts'

Further information

Further information about the workshop series can be found on the series website.

Visit the Diaspora Studies Workshop website

If you wish to speak at one of the workshops, please email the organisers Alastair Learmont and Devin Grier.