INDYREF: 5 YEARS ON is a free public event reflecting on 2014 and the ‘cultural debate’ in particular.
How did Scottish writers contribute to the visions and vocabularies of the independence debate? What are your strongest memories of 2014, and how do you think indyref (as experience, as event) will enter history? Where did questions of land and place feature in the independence debate, and how does Scottish writing speak to those questions?
Please join us for a day of discussion and conversation on these themes. This event loops back to our 2014 ‘If Scotland…’ event pondering how the indyref would appear to future historians, and also to the Unstated: Writers on Scottish Independence collection.
Saturday 21 September 2019
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX
10.15am: Introductions, etc
10.30 – 11.30 Writers and Independence, Five Years On
Harry Josephine Giles
(Chair: Liam Bell)
11.30 – 12.30 Indyref in Personal and Public Memory
Sarah Bromage (Scottish Political Archive)
Amina Davidson (Generation 2014, BBC’s youth indyref project)
Alice Doyle (PhD on Archiving Indyref, in partnership with National Library of Scotland)
Sabina Jedrzejczyk (Generation 2014)
Rory Scothorne (PhD project on post-1960s Scottish political history)
(Chair: Scott Hames)
12.30 – 1.30: Lunch (not provided)
1.30 – 2.30 ‘Here Lies Our Land’: Indyref, Nature and Place
(Chair: Katie Ailes)
2.30 – 3.00: Tea/Coffee
3.00 Concluding Roundtable and Interviews