New Scottish Research Network on Contested Identities

GlasgowA new project on ‘Contested Identities’ has been launched in Scotland to bring together researchers who work on Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia. Funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the RSEproject is led by Professor Kathryn Crameri, Chair of Hispanic Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Expressions of interest from researchers based in Scotland are invited for the first workshop which will take place on Friday 15 April at the University of Glasgow.

Contributions are welcome from any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Cultural and Media Studies, Film and TV, Heritage and Museums, History, Literature and Theatre, Politics, Psychology, Sociolinguistics and Sociology.

The purpose of the network is to create genuine dialogue and collaboration resulting in an edited volume and/or special journal issue, and further grant applications. The RSE funding covers two years of workshops and events, including a final public event in conjunction with Beyond Borders Scotland.

Areas the network might address include:

Identity – belonging – affect – sameness and difference – images and narratives of the nation – performance – transnational relationships – globalisation – traditional and new media – cultural production – the ‘small nation’ – cultural diplomacy – culture and politics – independence movements – history and memory – language.

For further details, please download the Call for Participation or visit www.contestedidentities.wordpress.com

Contact: Kathryn Crameri (kathryn.crameri@glasgow.ac.uk)