Scotland and Europe: Politics, Culture and National Borders - A Public Event at the National Museum of Scotland

Project: Knowledge Exchange

Project Details


Together with the Director of the Society for Antiquaries of Scotland, I hosted an afternoon of talks and discussion on Scotland's relationships with Europe past and present. Distinguished guests included Professor Sir Tom Devine OBE FRSE HonMRIA FBA FSA Scot., who presented a lecture titled:
'How Highlandism Conquered Europe: From Sir Walter Scott to Brexit'. There followed a Roundtable with speakers including Anthony Salamone, Research Fellow and Strategic Advisor of the Scottish Centre on European Relations think tank, as well as representatives of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Durham University, the Society of Dix-Neuviemistes and the RSE-funded project Establishing SNNEC. Some 70 members of the public were in attendance.

Key findings

The key findings will be reported in the ScARF Scottish Heritage Hub research framework in July 2019. See
Effective start/end date29/03/1812/07/19


  • Scotland
  • Europe
  • Long Nineteenth-Century
  • Culture
  • Literature
  • Medical Humanities
  • Exchanges
  • Networks
  • Multi-disciplinarity
  • Translations


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