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Scotland's Colony? Rethinking Otago's Caledonian Connections

A one-day symposium at the Hocken Collections, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin, organised by the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago.

All sessions take place in the Staff Room, Hocken Collections, Anzac Avenue.

Programme

9:30–10:45am

Session I:
Texts and Contexts

Catriona MacDonald (University of Glasgow)
‘Exporting the past, historicising the nation: making histories in Scotland and New Zealand’

Ben Wilkie (CISS, Otago)
‘Scotland’s Antipodean Archipelago: The Otago Settlement and its Australasian Context’

Liam McIlvanney (moderator)
10:45–11:00am Coffee available, Staff Room, Hocken Collections, Anzac Avenue
11:00am–12.15pm

Session II:
Scottish Institutions in Otago and New Zealand

Valerie Wallace (Victoria University of Wellington)
‘Scots Law and British Colonialism in New Zealand’

Liam McIlvanney (CISS, Otago)
‘Scottish Presbyterianism in Early Otago: Thomas Burns and D.M. Stuart’

John Stenhouse (moderator)
12:15–1:45pm BREAK FOR LUNCH
1:45–3:00pm

Session III:
Print Culture between Scotland and Otago

John Stenhouse (Otago)
‘Sam Lister, the Otago Workman Newspaper and Denominational Tensions in Late Nineteenth-Century Dunedin’

David Goldie (Strathclyde)
‘From Lee to Lea: Imperial Hybridity in Scottish and New Zealand Poetry of the First World War’

Valerie Wallace (moderator)
3:00–3:15pm Coffee available, Staff Room, Hocken Collections, Anzac Avenue
3:15–4:00pm

Session IV:
Scotland’s Colony? To what extent was Otago a Scottish Colony? How does Otago complicate our understanding of Scotland’s involvement in Empire?

Roundtable discussion involving all six speakers

Date Monday, 16 December 2019
Time 9:30am - 4:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Conference
CampusDunedin
DepartmentCentre for Irish and Scottish Studies
LocationStaff Room at the Hocken Collections, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin.
CostFree
Contact NameLiam McIlvanney
Contact Emailliam.mcilvanney@otago.ac.nz

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