The distinguished Scottish journalist and commentator, Neal Ascherson, will speak on the relationship between Scotland and Poland in a public lecture.
“Brothers and Sisters for a’that’: Rediscovering the Polish-Scottish Relationship” will be chaired by Professor Tom Devine, Head of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
The event will be held on Thursday 1 October at 6.30pm in the George Square Lecture Theatre.
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The lecture is presented by the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh.
Neal Ascherson is a leading scholar-journalist who writes for The Independent in London and The New York Review of Books.
He is the author of “The Polish August” and “The Struggles for Poland”, among other books.
Ascherson has won a number of journalism and literary awards, and was granted the Polish Order of Merit in 1992.
Neal Ascherson’s lecture takes place as part of a two-day international conference “Scotland and Poland: a Historical Relationship, 1500 - 2009”.
The conference brings together leading experts on Polish and Scottish history to explore the two nations’ shared past and present.
The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies is the world's first advanced research centre for the study of the nature, origins and global impact of the emigrations of the Scottish people.
It was established in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in 2008.
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Thursday 1 October 2009, 6.30pm
Thursday 1 October 2009, 7.45pm
George Square Lecture Theatre, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LK.
For more information on this event please contact Anne Brockington.