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Seminar Series 2: Lecture 2 - Prof Tom Devine

6 Dec 2005

Glasgow, United Kingdom


The Transformation of Scotland: 1980 - 2005

Key ideas:

  • Change over the past twenty five years in Scotland and its roots.

  • History - particularly the earlier roots of recent change.

  • Economy - especially shifts in employment structure and its consequences.

  • Society - especially shifts in social structure over the past twenty five years.

  • Scots identity, and the shift from dual to predominantly Scottish identity.

  • Public discourse and the absence of comment about recent change in Scotland.

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About the speaker

Professor Tom Devine, Glucksman Professor of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen

Tom is a graduate of Strathclyde University and holds honorary doctorates from his alma mater, Queen’s University, Belfast and the University of Abertay, Dundee. At Strathclyde he rose through the academic ranks from assistant lecturer to Professor of Scottish History (in 1988), Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and, finally, Deputy Principal of the University from 1994 to 1998. From 1999 to 2004 he was a member of staff at Aberdeen University, being successively University Research Professor in Scottish History, Director of the AHRC Research Centre in Irish and Scottish Studies and Glucksman; Research Chair of Irish and Scottish Studies.

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