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If you emigrated today, what would you miss from home? - Marjory Harper
EXTERNAL ID
AB_SGI_04_MARJORY_HARPER_Q_07
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Marjory Harper
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
41033
KEYWORDS
conferences
emigration
lecturers
audio
audios
missfromhome

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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 what would you miss most from home?'

'The landscape - depend, it would depend on where one was going, whether it was to a similar area. If I was going to the African Bush I would miss different things than if I was going to New Zealand or Canada. The landscape and the smells of home, and the changing seasons - if I was going to an area where the seasons didn't change in the same way - and obviously the people. The people are the most - I should have put those first - the most important things to be, entities to be missed.'


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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If you emigrated today, what would you miss from home? - Marjory Harper

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

conferences; emigration; lecturers; audio; audios; missfromhome;

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 what would you miss most from home?' <br /> <br /> 'The landscape - depend, it would depend on where one was going, whether it was to a similar area. If I was going to the African Bush I would miss different things than if I was going to New Zealand or Canada. The landscape and the smells of home, and the changing seasons - if I was going to an area where the seasons didn't change in the same way - and obviously the people. The people are the most - I should have put those first - the most important things to be, entities to be missed.'<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.