Friday, 16 October 2009

Scotland's Historians: the Development of Eighteenth Century Historical Studies

The next conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Scotland is supported by CAIS and following the recent announcement of the programme places have been filling up rapidly. Scotland's leading historians will gather in St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh on Tuesday 8 December 2009 at 6pm to reflect on Scotland in the Eighteenth Century; the bridge between the old and the new Scotland and the era of the world famous Scottish Enlightenment, industrialisation and urbanisation and the revolutions in society in Lowland and Highland Scotland. The historians speaking at the conference are:

Chair, B.P. Lenman, Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of St Andrews

T.M. Devine, Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography, University of Edinburgh, 'The Other Side of Enlightenment'

A.I. MacInnes, Professor of Early Modern History, University of Strathclyde, 'Securing the Union through Empire'

T.C. Smout, HM Historiographer in Scotland, 'The Improvers Ethic: the Impact of the Landed Classes on Rural Economy, Society and Environment'

C.A. Whatley, Professor of Scottish History, University of Dundee, ‘John Galt and provincial Scotland: recantation, revision, and enlightenment’

Admission is free but advance booking is necessary. Until 1 November contact Jennifer Johnstone at j.v.johnstone@dundee.ac.uk. After this date an ebooking system will be in operation via the website of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies.

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