Celebrating research on Scots and Scottish English at the University of Edinburgh
Wednesday 25 January 2017 13:30-19:15
In order to celebrate and highlight the recent resurgence of research on Scots and Scottish English at the University of Edinburgh, the Linguistics and English Language subject-area is hosting an afternoon of talks, discussion and socialising.
To take place on Burns Day, no less, the Scots@ed event will showcase work by Edinburgh-based scholars working on the present and past of Scots and Scottish English. The presentation sessions will, we hope, help to encourage forward a new generation of Scots scholars from among our student body, while a ‘Prosecco & Posters’ session is included to provide current students with a fitting occasion to promote their own Scots-related research.
A discussion panel of five prominent non-academics with an active interest in Scots — and who collectively represent a variety of public interest groups and sectors — has also been convened to help us identify new audiences for our work and materials, and new ways of sharing our discoveries and data beyond academia.
Colleagues and students (UG and PG) from across the university with an interest in Scots and Scottish English are invited to join us at Scots@ed.