Researchers Selected for AHRC/BBC Collaborative Workshop on Scottish Identity
The researchers selected to participate in an AHRC/BBC workshop on Scottish identity were announced today. The AHRC issued a call in March inviting expressions of interest from researchers interested in taking part in an event that will help inform and influence BBC thinking around programming for 2014 when the planned referendum on Scottish independence will take place, as well as the XXth Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.
More than 100 expressions of interest were received from which the specially convened panel chose 15 researchers. They are:
Dr Marion Bowman: Open University
Lucinda Dean: PhD student, University of Stirling
Dr Frances Fowle: University of Edinburgh
Dr Kyle Hughes: Northumbria University
Dr Margery Palmer McCulloch: University of Glasgow
Professor Sally Mapstone: Oxford University
Stephen Millar (PhD student): Cambridge University
Dr Michael Morris: University of Glasgow
Dr Susan Rennie: University of Glasgow
Michael Shaw (PhD student): University of Glasgow
Dr Cassie Smith-Christmas: University of the Highlands and Islands
Professor Greg Walker: University of Edinburgh
Dr Claire Warden: University of Lincoln
Dr Gary West: University of Edinburgh
Professor Christopher Whatley: University of Dundee
The researchers represent a broad range of subjects, including Scottish history from early to modern, Scottish literature, religion, language and linguistics, the visual arts, music, architecture, drama, as well as a mix of researchers at different stages of their careers.
The workshop will take place in London on the 26th April.
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