Monday 31 August, University of Stirling
Narrating Scottish Devolution is a research project exploring the different ways in which devolution has been explained, understood and made culturally meaningful in Scotland. We are particularly interested in the idea of ‘cultural devolution’ — the notion that Scottish writers and artists paved the way for the politicians — and its influence in post-1999 governance and literary culture.
A draft programme for the second and final workshop in the series follows below. A small number of places are available for interested students and members of the public who wish to attend; please email scott.hames[at]stir.ac.uk to arrange.
For full details of the project, which is supported by the British Academy, see the link above.
Cultural Devolution as Paradigm & Practice (1999- present)
10.00 Introductory: Recalling Workshop 1 and interim developments – Scott Hames
10.20 SESSION 1: Before and After 1999: Devolution, Change and Continuity
Kathleen Jamie, David McCrone, Gerry Hassan
1.00 SESSION 2: Cultural Devolution as Policy Frame
Paul Cairney, Gerry Mooney, Adam Tomkins
3.00 SESSION 3: Devolved Cultural Politics and Artistic Production
Stefanie Lehner, Neil Mulholland, Aaron Kelly
4.40-5.30 CONCLUDING ROUNDTABLE
Future research directions and questions