British Scholar Conf.—DAY 1
Thu, March 25, 2010 • 1:00 PM • Harry Ransom Center
This is a three-day conference.
The third British Scholar Annual Conference will take place at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin from March 25-27. More than 65 panelists are expected to attend from seven different countries on four continents. All of the panelists will present papers on the ways in which Britain has interacted with the wider world from 1688 to the present.
Frank Turner, the John Hay Whitney Professor of History and the Director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, will provide the Conference Opening Lecture entitled “Religious Paths to Unbelief in the Nineteenth Century” on Thursday, March 25, 2010.
T. M. Devine, the Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography and Director of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies and Head of School at the University of Edinburgh, will deliver the Keynote Address entitled “Did Slavery make Scotland great?” on Friday, March 26, 2010. His lecture, which will investigate a dark reality of the Scottish past, should provoke healthy debate and discussion.
Following the Keynote Address, conference participants will be whisked away to the Texas Hill Country for the Dinner Party. The Dinner Party is the heart and soul of the British Scholar Annual Conference, where everyone from professors holding endowed chairs to graduate students mingle in an easy environment replete with great food, drinks, and live music.
The conference is open to all members of the university, as well as the general public, however, registration is required. Go to the British Scholar website to register.
Department of English
Department of History
Edinburgh University Press
Ethnic and Third World Literatures, English Department
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Institute for Historical Studies
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
McCombs School of Business
Middle Eastern Studies