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Call For Expressions of Interest For Researcher Participation in an AHRC/BBC Workshop on Scottish Historical, Cultural and Artistic Identity

The AHRC is collaborating with BBC TV on a seminar that brings together BBC commissioning and editorial staff with arts and humanities researchers specialising or with interests in questions around ‘Scottishness’ and Scottish identity/identities.

The year 2014 will be an important year for Scotland, with the XXth Commonwealth Games being held in Scotland, the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and the planned referendum on Scottish independence. The BBC is in the planning stages of commissioning programmes to mark this important moment in the history of Scotland and in the history of its relationship with the UK and the wider world.

They are keen therefore to ensure that their coverage includes ideas that reflect the latest research on questions of Scottish historical, cultural and artistic identity while recognising its dynamic and contested nature. This event will enable BBC commissioning staff to meet a range of academics specialising in these particular fields and to discuss the latest research with a view to shaping and influencing their television coverage.