INDYREF: CULTURE AND POLITICS FIVE YEARS ON

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City of Edinburgh Methodist Church

25 Nicolson Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9BX

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INDYREF: 5 YEARS ON is a free public event reflecting on 2014 and the ‘cultural debate’ in particular.


How did Scottish writers contribute to the visions and vocabularies of the independence debate? What are your strongest memories of 2014, and how do you think indyref (as experience, as event) will enter history? Where did questions of land, place and belonging feature in the independence debate, and how does Scottish writing speak to those questions?

Please join us for a day of discussion and conversation on these themes. This event loops back to our 2014 ‘If Scotland…’ event at the University of Stirling, pondering how the indyref would appear to future historians, and also to the Unstated: Writers on Scottish Independence collection.

Saturday 21 September 2019
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX



PROGRAMME

10.15am: Introductions, etc


10.30 – 11.30: Writers and Independence, Five Years On

Janice Galloway
Harry Josephine Giles
Jenny Lindsay
Mike Small

(Chair: Liam Bell)


11.30 – 12.30: Indyref in Personal and Public Memory

Sarah Bromage (Scottish Political Archive)
Amina Davidson (Generation 2014, BBC’s youth indyref project)
Alice Doyle (PhD on Archiving Indyref, in partnership with National Library of Scotland)
Sabina Jedrzejczyk (Generation 2014)
Rory Scothorne (PhD project on post-1960s Scottish political history)

(Chair: Scott Hames)


12.30 – 2.00: Lunch (not provided, though there are good cafes nearby)

1.45: Tea/Coffee served prior to final sessions


2.00 – 3.00: ‘Here Lies Our Land’: Indyref, Nature and Place

Alec Finlay
Hannah Lavery
Peter MacKay
Roseanne Watt

(Chair: Katie Ailes)


3.00: Concluding Roundtable and Interviews


Supported by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling

FAQs


Who is this event for?

Anyone interested in discussing their memories and reflections on the 2014 referendum.

Why the focus on literature and culture?

We're researching the legacy of 2014 in these particular areas at the University of Stirling. You may be invited to share your views and comments with student helpers on the day, or to complete a questionnaire.

Is lunch provided?

Alas, no. This is a free public event, and there are cafe facilities in the building and nearby.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.

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City of Edinburgh Methodist Church

25 Nicolson Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9BX

United Kingdom

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