Land and Empire

  • Jonathan Charley (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


This was an event hosted by the Empire Cafe organised by the author Louise Welsh and the architect Judith Barber. Built inside the Briggait Gallery, the week long series of events during the Commonwealth Games was devoted to a critique of Glasgow's relationship with the transatlantic slave trade and the planation economies of the Caribbean and southern United States. I gave a short introductory lecture and chaired the session devoted to the 'Land Question' at which Andy Wightman author of the "Poor Have No Lawyers: Who owns Scotland (and how they got it)" presented his recent work.
Event titleLand and Empire at the Empire Cafe
Event typeConference
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map