The “Death” and Reinvention of Scotland

While the Covid restrictions remain and prevent us holding meetings, we are continuing to post new articles written by our small group of hard-working local historians. But we are always happy to hear from new researchers and authors who would like to present material for the website. Please contact us via moc.kooltuonull@retsambeWSHD.

In addition, we have started to feature a selection of the excellent Scottish history material available on line, in the form of links to video lectures and films. This month’s video is of a lecture given by Prof. Sir Tom Devine at St Edmunds Hall, The University of Oxford in 2013, on “The ‘Death’ and Reinvention of Scotland” .

Prof. Devine, now Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh, is one of the UK’s most distinguished historians. He has published around 100 academic papers and 32 books and has been a leader in teaching and research, holding senior positions in StrathClyde, Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities as well as serving on a number of academic grant awarding bodies. Over the course of his career, he has been awarded many honorary degrees and academic prizes and was made an OBE in 2005, for services to Scottish History.

His work covers a wide range of topics including Scotland and Empire, the Scottish Diaspora, Scotland and Ireland, and in the lecture featured here, Scottish Identity.