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Scotland and the 400th Anniversary of the...

17 September 2010, 12:00, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Runs to 18 September 2010

2010 marks the 400th anniversary of the official Plantation of Ulster, a seminal event in Irish history. A series of conferences organised by the international research network of the Institute of Ulster Scots Studies at the University of Ulster have been held since 2006 marking the 1606 Hamilton-Montgomery Plantation (2006), an unofficial Scottish plantation; the 1607 Flight of the Earls (2007); and the Plantation itself with three conferences in 2009 on the theme of ‘The Plantation of Ulster: a laboratory for empire’. The University of Strathclyde is the Scottish partner in this international research network and this conference marks the Scottish contribution to examination of the Plantation and its impact. It does so in a comparative transatlantic context as well as looking at comparative European plantations. Building on earlier migration links, thousands of Scots went to Ulster in waves during the seventeenth century, and Ulster was an important part of the Scottish diaspora. As such, it needs to be rehabilitated further into contemporary Scotland’s understanding of its past and history.







12.00 - 13.00 Conference Registration

13.00 - 14.00 Opening Lecture

Professor Nicholas Canny, National University of Ireland, Galway and President Royal Irish Academy: The Plantation of Ulster

14.15 - 15.45 Session 1

Dr John Sherry, University of Guelph, Canada: Scottish

Planters and their impact in Ireland, 1603 - 1714

Dr Aonghas MacCoinnich, University of Glasgow: They have a good land, and are ill people…” Plans for an English colony on the Isle of Lewis in the 1630s

15.45 - 16.00 Refreshment Break

16.00 - 17.30 Session 2

Dr Kirsteen Mackenzie, independent scholar: The Cromwellian Protectorate and the politics of the Scottish interest in Ulster

Dr Karen Cullen, The Centre for History, UHI Millennium Institute: The economic and demographic context of Scottish migration to

Ulster in the 1690s

17.30 - 18.30 Drinks Reception / Book Launch

Scotland and the Ulster Plantations: Explorations in the British Settlements of Stuart Ireland (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2009),

edited by Dr William P. Kelly, University of Ulster and Dr John R. Young, University of Strathclyde.








09.00 - 09.15 Conference Registration

09.15 - 10.15 Plenary Lecture

Professor Karen Kupperman, New York University: The transatlantic dimension of plantations by land and sea

10.30 - 12.30 Session 1

Dr Sarah Barber, University of Lancaster

Professor Arthur Williamson, California State University,

Empire and Anti-Empire: Scotland and British Anti-Imperialism

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 16.00 Session 2

Dr David Worthington, The Centre of History, UHI Millennium Institute: Arrivistes at ‘the navel centre of Europe’? Scottish and Irish newcomers in mid-seventeenth century Bohemia

Dr Steffen Heiberg, Former Head of Research, The Museum of

National History at Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark: The Swedification of the lost Danish provinces

16.00 - 17.00 Plenary Round Table Discussion

Chair Professor Allan Macinnes, University of Strathclyde.

Discussants: Professor Nicholas Canny, Professor Karen

Kupperman, Professor Art Williamson

18.00 - 19.00 Civic Reception

Held at Glasgow City Council, The City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow

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For further information contact:

Ashley Jackson

Professional Development Unit,

University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, G13 1PP

Tel: +44 (0)141 950 3033

Fax: +44 (0)141 950 3210





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