School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Professor Devine in American-Scottish first

Professor Tom Devine, Director of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, will be the first keynote speaker at the first day of an historic event held in the Scottish Parliament on 10 July.

For the first time ever, the National Conference of State Legislatures of the USA is holding its annual series of three day events outside America. The Scottish Parliament is the host.

All the senior and most influential politicians at state level in the United States are expected to be present.

Professor Devine will speak to 11am. His address is titled: ' Scotland and the Making of the United States: A Serious Case of Historical Amnesia?'