2011 Scottish Studies Spring Colloquium program announced | College of Arts

2011 Scottish Studies Spring Colloquium program announced

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The 2011 Scottish Studies Spring Colloquium will be held 9 April 2011, 9:30am to 3:30pm, at Knox College, University of Toronto. The program will centre on Scots in the Atlantic World and more...

The morning talks will centre on Scots in the Atlantic World, including:
* Dr Femi J. Kolapo, University of Guelph, “Scottish Explorers, Missionaries and Colonial Agents in West Africa"
* Ms Nadine Hunt, University of Guelph-Humber, “Scottish Trade Development in the Caribbean World via Jamaica, 1746-1800"
* In the afternoon, special guest Mr John Burnett from the National Museums of Scotland will give a talk entitled "Halloween at Alloway: Robert Burns, Tam o' Shanter and the Supernatural".
* Dr Bruce Durie, Director of Genealogical Studies at University of Strathclyde will speak on "Land, Law and Latin - The Future of Genealogy".
Registration is $25 for Scottish Studies Foundation members or $30 for non-members. As always, lunch is included in the registration fee. Register early by e-mail scottish@uoguelph.ca  or by phone 519-824-4120 ext. 53209
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