The Seal and the Salmond

The Seal and the Salmond
Hosted by: Dr Annis May Timpson # UoE
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Date and Time
5th Nov 2008 09:00 - 5th Nov 2008 18:00
Seminar Room 5, Chrystal Macmillan Building

University of Edinburgh/ Memorial University, Newfoundland & Labrador Student Conference - 'The Seal and the Salmond: Perspectives on Scottish/Canadian Politics, Society and Culture

The Centre of Canadian Studies along with students from the University of Edinburgh's School of Social and Political Science, PolSoc, and Memorial University, Newfoundland & Labrador, are holding a student conference. Presentations and key lectures will provide perspectives on Scottish and Canadian Politics, society and culture.


Wednesday 5th November, 2008
Seminar Room 5, Chrystal Macmillan Building

11.30-11.45: Introductory Remarks, Dr Annis May Timpson, Director of Canadian Studies

11.45-12.15: Presentation 1
“Canadian Multiculturalism: Diversity is Our Strength” (Memorial Students)
Chair: Paddy Andelic (Politics Society)

12.15-12.45: Presentation 2
"The Sound of the Soil: Indigenous community-identity in language and music in reinforcing solidarity with the land" (Nicola Bolland, Alexa Anderson & Jenny Sturgeon, University of Edinburgh)
Chair: Paddy Andelic

12.45-13.15: Presentation 3
“Canadian Nationalism: Not Just Quebec” (Memorial Students)
Chair: Tony Laing (Social Anthropology)

13.15-14.00: Lunch – Foyer, Chrystal Macmillan Building

14.00-14.30: Guest Lecture: An Audience with Dr John Harries, Gentleman Adventurer and Raconteur
Chair: Tony Laing (Social Anthropology)

14.30-15.00: Presentation 4
"Colonialism, Gender and the Family in North America: Towards a Gendered Analysis of Indigenous Struggles." (Darcy Leigh, University of Edinburgh)
Chair: Dr Annis May Timpson (Canadian Studies)

15.00-15.30: Presentation 5
“Constructing Canadians: Historical and Institutional Influences on the Canadian Identity” (Memorial Students)
Chair: Ryan Jacobs (Politics Society)

15.30-15.45: Break

15.45-16.15: Presentation 6
"Scotland and the European Union: Regionalism, Independence and Accession" (Devon Walshe, Radek Kawolska, Joe Stafford, Agnieszka Abec, University of Edinburgh)
Chair: Kenny McClean (Politics Society)

16.15-16.45: Presentation 7
“Stephen Harper and Canadian Minority Governments” (Memorial Students)
Chair: James Gribben (Politics Society)

17.00-18.00: Mark Ballard, Former Green Party MSP and Rector, University of Edinburgh
Chair: Paddy Andelic

Native State thereafter
Co-ordinator: Erin Van Horne (Politics Society)

Funded by: Government of Canada, KPMG, Centre of Canadian Studies & Memorial University