Workshop 1 – 29th March 2018


University of Strathclyde, TIC Building

Workshop Coordinators:

Dr Kate Mitchell (Strathclyde) & Dr Henriette Partzsch (Glasgow)

A cultural history of nineteenth-century Europe should pay attention […] to those social practices that connected disconnected people of the past; and to that tangible, concrete, bodily world in which the people of the century lived and experienced their surroundings, both real and imagined.’ Hannu Salmi, Nineteenth-Century Europe: A Cultural History (Polity, 2013)

Yet Salmi pays scant attention to literary exchanges and influences across Europe, both real and imagined, of writers and readers. What were the different relationships among Scottish writers, publishers, and artists with their European counterparts, and vice versa? How did Scottish writers and artists represent the various geographical, social, political and psychological boundaries, and urban and rural spaces of Europe, and how did different writers and artists imagine the idea of Scotland in their work?

Our first workshop will take place at the University of Strathclyde (Conference Rooms 1 & 2) in the TIC Building on Thursday 29th March between 10.30-4.30pm. Places are limited, and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

A number of slots are reserved for postgraduate students and we encourage you to attend.

To register your place, please order a free ticket using this eventbrite page by Friday 16th March at 5pm and send an email to [email protected] and [email protected] including a short bio and a few lines indicating your interest in the workshop. Please also send us 50-100 words on the topic you intend to speak on in the proposed break-out sessions, and let us know if you have any dietary requirements.


10.30 – 11.00: Welcome & Introductions

11.00 – 12.00: Professor Kirstie Blair (Strathclyde), ‘Scotland’s poets and European Nationalism’

12.00 – 12.30: Introductory talk by Dr Henriette Parszch (University of Glasgow)

12.30 – 13.00: Introductory talk by Dr Anne Schwan (Edinburgh Napier University)

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.45: 2 Break-out Sessions of 10-11 participants presenting 5-minute talks followed by discussion

15.45 – 16.00: Tea break

16.00 – 16.30: Conclusions led by the coordinators and invited speaker including discussion for Workshop 2


Click here to read the Workshop 1 Report

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