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Adventure or Exile? Snapshots of Scottish Emigration to Australia?
31st May, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm| $20.00
The Board of Trustees of Newstead House have been given the opportunity to host a lecture by Professor Marjory Harper, Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen. Professor Harper is in Australia to give an address at the International Seminar in Honour of Emeritus Professor Eric Richards at Flinders University in Adelaide.
Marjory Harper is Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen. Her doctoral thesis, and her initial publications, focused on emigration from north-east Scotland. Her most recent book, Scotland No More? The Scots who left Scotland in the twentieth century (Edinburgh, 2012) was in 2013 awarded the Frank Watson Prize by the University of Guelph, and short-listed for the Saltire History Prize. Her previous monograph, Adventurers and Exiles: The Great Scottish Exodus (London, 2003), won the Saltire History Prize in 2004. She has co-authored (with Professor Stephen Constantine) Migration and Empire (Oxford, 2010), a Companion Volume in the Oxford History of the British Empire. She is currently working on a monograph of Scots in New Zealand, and an oral history of twentieth-century Scottish emigration, as well as developing a new line of research in migration, mental health and deportation. She has written widely on the topic of Scottish Emigration, and is currently undertaking an oral history research project on Scots currently living overseas, to be published in a later book. www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/people/profiles/m.harper
Being her first trip to the antipodes this will be her first public talk in Australia. Newstead House makes a perfect location to host the lecture. Built in 1846 by Scotsman Patrick Leslie, who named the original Georgian Cottage Newstead.
Join us for an interesting lecture by one of the worlds foremost thinkers on Scottish Emigration.