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Inverness

Room EO3, University of the Highlands and Islands

Executive Office, 12b Ness Walk

Inverness, Highland IV3 5SQ

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How much do we really know about Polishness across Scotland? According to the 2011 census, Poles are among the largest of Scotland’s ethnicities. Polish community groups and academics, especially in the Lowlands, are making a profound contribution, helping uncover an historical tie with this country of more than six centuries duration.

This one-day workshop ‘Unheard Voices, Unseen Communities: Perspectives on Polish Ethnicity in Scotland’ will locate the discussion within the Highlands and Islands, a region with a unique, sometimes traumatic, if still far from fully accounted for, history of migration and peripheralisation.

PROGRAMME (DRAFT)

11.00-11.10am - Tea/Coffee and Introductions

11.10-11.15 - Opening Remarks by Dariusz Adler, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Scotland

11.15-12.00 - Panel 1: Brexit

Maree Todd MSP, David Stewart MSP, Krystyna Szumelukowa (plus chair – tbc)

12.00-12.45pm - Panel 2: Voices and Languages

Katarzyna Przybycień, Jenny Robertson, Jaroslaw Kriukow, Zosia Fraser (plus chair – tbc)

12.45-1.30pm – Lunch

1.30-2.15pm - Panel 3: Migration and Wellbeing

Magda Czarnecka, Paulina Duncan, Emilia Piętka-Nykaza, Philomena De Lima (plus chair – tbc)

2.15-3.00pm - Panel 4: Monuments and Memories (Scotland)

Caroline MacLeod, Andrew Thomson, Antony Kozłowski, John Bates (plus chair – tbc)

3.00-3.15pm - Tea/Coffee

3.15-4.00pm - Panel 5 (with video conference): Monuments and Memories (Poland)

Paul Gogolinski, Vadim Olegovich Vozdvizhensky, David Worthington, Dorothy Kidd (plus chair – tbc)

4.00-4.30pm – Roundtable (with all participants)

We already have speakers fully booked for the day. However, we have a very small number of bookings for non-speaking attendees and panel chairs still available on a 'first come, first served' basis. There is no charge for attending and there is a possibility of opening up at least one additional panel in the debate for video-conference (VC) attendance. Please, first, place a booking here and, second, respond to Dr David Worthington (David.Worthington@uhi.ac.uk) by 1pm, Friday 26 May, should you be interested in taking part, with:

- indication of whether you would wish to participate face-to-face or by VC, and, if so, which panel(s) would be of interest, and whether you would wish to chair a session;

- biography (c. 100 words);

- any dietary restrictions (if requesting to attend face-to-face).

We are grateful to the university's HARC and SILK research clusters and the Research Office for supporting this event and look forward to welcoming workshop participants in Inverness on 23 June!

Best wishes,

Dr David Worthington

Centre for History, University of the Highlands and Islands

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Executive Office, 12b Ness Walk

Inverness, Highland IV3 5SQ

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