Archives and History Event – NLS 13th May 2016

National Library of Scotland

13th May 2016


1 – 1.30:          Registration and Tea/Coffee



1.30 – 2.40:     Team Presentation and Discussion – Convenor: Gerry Carruthers (Glasgow)

Catriona MacDonald (Glasgow): Welcome and Introduction

Kirstie Blair (Stirling): Songs for the Millions: Recovering Popular Verse Cultures

Erin Farley (Stirling) and Michael Shaw (Glasgow): Mining Local Archives for Poetry and Song


2.40 – 2.45:     Break


2.45 – 3.30:     Talks – Convenor: Gerry Carruthers (Glasgow)

Robert Betteridge (NLS): Huzzah for Aytoun!: Edinburgh political broadsides of the summer of 1832

David Goldie (Strathclyde): Scottish Political Poetry in Wartime


3.30 – 4.00:     Discussion and Conclusion