Upcoming Event – Scotland and Russia: Cultural Perception Since 1900, 10-11 April 2015

This is the second event of the ‘Scotland and Russia: Cultural Encounters since 1900’ project, dedicated to uncovering the history of cultural exchange between the two countries over the last hundred years (www.englit.ed.ac.uk/scotland-and-russia).

The two-day symposium at the University of Aberdeen will feature talks by historians, sociologists and literary scholars from both Scottish and Russian studies.  It will explore the role of travel writing, poetry and art in cultural mediation, the experience of national bridge-building organisations, as well as political perceptions circa 1914 and 2014, in relation to the Great War and Revolution and the Scottish Independence Referendum.  Speakers include Prof Anthony Cross and Lt Cdr Dairmid Gunn.

The event is free and open to the public. You can find the programme here.

Contact Organiser: Anna Vaninskaya (anna.vaninskaya@ed.ac.uk)