Highland Homecoming – Measuring Scotland’s Global Impact

2 Oct 2009 in Heritage

HIGHLAND HOMECOMING hosts a major conference dedicated to assessing Scotland’s impact in the wider world

WE SET the scene for the Conference with papers by two of the leading speakers at the event, Professor James Hunter, CBE, Director of the UHI Centre of History, and Professor Ferenc Morton Szasz of the Univerity of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Their papers are available below as PDF files.

Speakers at the Conference also include Professor Eric Richards, the Adelaide-based author of the controversial book Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances; Professor Tom Devine, who will present his controversial paper ‘Did Slavery Make Scotland Great?; battlefield archaeologist Dr Tony Pollard; Professor Graeme Morton, Chair of Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph in Ontario; The University of Aberdeens Dr Marjory Harper; and singer- songwriter Dr Margaret Bennett, among many others.

Robert Burns (© VisitScotland/SCOTTISH VIEWPOINT)

Robert Burns (© VisitScotland/SCOTTISH VIEWPOINT)

This unprecedented event will reveal much about the people of Scotland, exploring why they left their country over many centuries and unravelling the huge impact this small nation has made on the rest of our planet.

Scotlands Global Impact takes place at Eden Court Theatre and Culloden Battlefield from 22-24 October 2009. Bookings can be made per day (£50) or for all three days (£150).

© HI~Arts, 2009


Highland Homecoming


James Hunter – Scotland Should Declare St Columba’s Day

Ferenc Morton Szasz – Robert Burns and Abraham Lincoln