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What did you speak about at Scotland's Global Impact? - Marjory Harper
EXTERNAL ID
AB_SGI_04_MARJORY_HARPER_Q_03
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Marjory Harper
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
41029
KEYWORDS
conferences
emigration
lecturers
audio
audios
speakabout

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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, Dr Marjory Harper answers the question:

'Could you give a brief summary of what you spoke about at the conference?'

'Well, I'm developing some new research now that involves emigrant voices - the actual voices of the emigrants - because my current book, the one I'm working on, is on Scottish emigration in the twentieth century, so I've been busy collecting interviews from emigrants, and from returners, so a lot of these people are featuring in my presentation this afternoon, including one lady of ninety four and one of a hundred, whom I interviewed three weeks before her hundred and first birthday, in July this year. So, I'm allowing them to speak for themselves because I want the audience to hear their own experiences, in their own words, and the, these experiences, and experiences from a number of other interviews that I've done, will form the final chapter in that group. So, I'm concentrating mainly on two periods - the nineteen twenties, and then the nineteen forties, fifties.'


BIOGRAPHY

Marjory Harper is Reader in History at the University of Aberdeen and also works one day a week for the UHI Millennium Institute's Centre for History. She has published several books and articles on Scottish migration, including 'Adventurers and Exiles: The Great Scottish Exodus' (2003) which won the 2004 Saltire Society Prize for the best history book of the year.

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What did you speak about at Scotland's Global Impact? - Marjory Harper

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

conferences; emigration; lecturers; audio; audios; speakabout;

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, Dr Marjory Harper answers the question:<br /> <br /> 'Could you give a brief summary of what you spoke about at the conference?'<br /> <br /> 'Well, I'm developing some new research now that involves emigrant voices - the actual voices of the emigrants - because my current book, the one I'm working on, is on Scottish emigration in the twentieth century, so I've been busy collecting interviews from emigrants, and from returners, so a lot of these people are featuring in my presentation this afternoon, including one lady of ninety four and one of a hundred, whom I interviewed three weeks before her hundred and first birthday, in July this year. So, I'm allowing them to speak for themselves because I want the audience to hear their own experiences, in their own words, and the, these experiences, and experiences from a number of other interviews that I've done, will form the final chapter in that group. So, I'm concentrating mainly on two periods - the nineteen twenties, and then the nineteen forties, fifties.'<br /> <br /> <br /> BIOGRAPHY<br /> <br /> Marjory Harper is Reader in History at the University of Aberdeen and also works one day a week for the UHI Millennium Institute's Centre for History. She has published several books and articles on Scottish migration, including 'Adventurers and Exiles: The Great Scottish Exodus' (2003) which won the 2004 Saltire Society Prize for the best history book of the year.