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What would you put in your emigrant's kist? - Angela McCarthy
EXTERNAL ID
AB_SGI_08_ANGELA_MCCARTHY_Q_06
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Angela McCarthy
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1505
KEYWORDS
conferences
emigration
lecturers
audio
audios
emigrantkist

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As part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, a three-day international conference - Scotland's Global Impact - was held at Eden Court theatre, Inverness from 22-24 October. Prominent academics, historians and other experts came together to provoke healthy discussion on the history of migration and the influence of Scots abroad.

Am Baile interviewed several of the speakers during the conference. In this audio extract, Professor Angela McCarthy answers the question:

'If you were emigrating today and your luggage restriction was a typical emigrant's kist what would you put in it?' (A typical kist would be approx. 96cm x 51cm x 56cm.)

'I think possibly I still could get some of these things where I was going to, but I think my ipod would be a definite essential with my, sort of, you know Elvis Costello and Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond music to keep me going. That would be a definite. I would take photos of family and friends. My German shepherd dog who passed away earlier this year would definitely be there. I'm not sure that I could get this into the luggage but golf clubs, depending where I'm going. I'm, you know, if I was going somewhere sunny where I could get out and do that. And I think, yes a laptop as well, you know, is a key thing to have. You'd also have to take into account what clothing you'd need if you were going somewhere quite, you know, with quite good weather as opposed to somewhere less so.

Interviewer: Russia?

Yes, yes.'


BIOGRAPHY

Angela McCarthy is Professor of Scottish and Irish History at the University of Otago, where she teaches courses on Scottish history and Scottish and Irish migration. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on Scottish migration, including 'Personal Narratives of Irish and Scottish Migration, 1921-65: For Spirit and Adventure' (2007) and 'A Global Clan: Scottish Migrant Networks and Identities Since the Eighteenth Century' (2006).

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What would you put in your emigrant's kist? - Angela McCarthy

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

conferences; emigration; lecturers; audio; audios; emigrantkist;

Am Baile

Scotland's Global Impact

As part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, a three-day international conference - Scotland's Global Impact - was held at Eden Court theatre, Inverness from 22-24 October. Prominent academics, historians and other experts came together to provoke healthy discussion on the history of migration and the influence of Scots abroad. <br /> <br /> Am Baile interviewed several of the speakers during the conference. In this audio extract, Professor Angela McCarthy answers the question:<br /> <br /> 'If you were emigrating today and your luggage restriction was a typical emigrant's kist what would you put in it?' (A typical kist would be approx. 96cm x 51cm x 56cm.)<br /> <br /> 'I think possibly I still could get some of these things where I was going to, but I think my ipod would be a definite essential with my, sort of, you know Elvis Costello and Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond music to keep me going. That would be a definite. I would take photos of family and friends. My German shepherd dog who passed away earlier this year would definitely be there. I'm not sure that I could get this into the luggage but golf clubs, depending where I'm going. I'm, you know, if I was going somewhere sunny where I could get out and do that. And I think, yes a laptop as well, you know, is a key thing to have. You'd also have to take into account what clothing you'd need if you were going somewhere quite, you know, with quite good weather as opposed to somewhere less so.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Russia?<br /> <br /> Yes, yes.'<br /> <br /> <br /> BIOGRAPHY<br /> <br /> Angela McCarthy is Professor of Scottish and Irish History at the University of Otago, where she teaches courses on Scottish history and Scottish and Irish migration. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on Scottish migration, including 'Personal Narratives of Irish and Scottish Migration, 1921-65: For Spirit and Adventure' (2007) and 'A Global Clan: Scottish Migrant Networks and Identities Since the Eighteenth Century' (2006).