Scotland and Russia: Cultural Perception Since 1900

10-11 April, 2015

This is the second event of the ‘Scotland and Russia: Cultural Encounters since 1900’ project, dedicated to uncovering the history of cultural exchange between the two countries over the last hundred years (www.englit.ed.ac.uk/scotland-and-russia).

The two-day symposium at the University of Aberdeen will feature talks by historians, sociologists and literary scholars from both Scottish and Russian studies.  It will explore the role of travel writing, poetry and art in cultural mediation, the experience of national bridge-building organisations, as well as political perceptions circa 1914 and 2014, in relation to the Great War and Revolution and the Scottish Independence Referendum.  Speakers include Prof Anthony Cross and Lt Cdr Dairmid Gunn

The event is free and open to the public.  Programme attached.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scotland-and-russia-cultural-perception-since-1900-tickets-15802193787

University of Aberdeen
Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies
Humanity Manse
19 College Bounds
Aberdeen AB24 3UG

Contact Organiser: Anna Vaninskaya (anna.vaninskaya@ed.ac.uk)

Sponsored by the University of Aberdeen Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, the University of Edinburgh Challenge Investment Fund and the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Scotland Russia Cultural Perceptions Since 1900 Programme