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What would you put in your emigrant's kist? - Marjory Harper
EXTERNAL ID
AB_SGI_04_MARJORY_HARPER_Q_06
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Marjory Harper
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
41032
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, Dr Marjory Harper 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.)

'Photographs, from the place I was leaving and the people whom I was leaving, who I was leaving behind. Personal things; things that couldn't be replicated on the other side; things that couldn't be bought, or obtained on the other side.'


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 would you put in your emigrant's kist? - Marjory Harper

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, Dr Marjory Harper 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 /> 'Photographs, from the place I was leaving and the people whom I was leaving, who I was leaving behind. Personal things; things that couldn't be replicated on the other side; things that couldn't be bought, or obtained on the other side.'<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.