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Thomas Muir Symposium 2016: 'Scottish and Irish Radicals'
Thu 13 October 2016, 12:45 – 16:30 BST
Thursday 13th October 2016
Thomas Muir Symposium: 'Scottish and Irish Radicals'
Drawing on speakers from Scotland’s academic community, secondary school pupils and members of local history societies.
Afternoon includes talks and music.
The principal speakers will be as follows:
Professor Gerard Carruthers
Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. He is an authority on the works of Robert Burns and other Scottish poets and novelists of that period. He is currently editing a book of Thomas Muir essays, for publication later this year.
Dr Carol Baraniuk
Completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow in 2009. She has lectured, broadcast and published in Ireland, Scotland and abroad on Ulster poetry in the Scottish tradition, and has held research and teaching posts at the University of Ulster. She is a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of History, Queen’s University Belfast and an honorary Research Associate of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at Glasgow University. Carol’s monograph James Orr, Poet and Irish Radical was published by Pickering and Chatto in October 2014.
A Northern Irishman who has spent the whole of his adult life in Scotland. He takes a keen interest in the history of the West of Scotland and has researched and published books and articles on many aspects of the history of the Glasgow area. He has also has carried out research into various aspects of Scots-Irish relations, currently specialising in the 1790s. His published books include a study of The Mines and Minerals of Bishopbriggs and District.
Where: Bishopbriggs Academy, G64 1HZ
Time: 12.45pm - 4.30pm Free (Booking required)
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