Recent scholarly attention has focussed on the evolution of national cultural symbols, "founding mythologies@ and cultural emblems. This year's semi-annual colloquium hosted by the Scottish Studies Programme at the University of Guelph explores representations of Scottish history and tradition and invites papers which critically explore: the development and adoption of emblems of Scottish nationhood; the role of the diaspora in nurturing symbols of Scottish identity; the role of languages, religions and education central to Scottish cultural self-definition; and the role of individuals in Scottish history such as Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, Robbie Burns and Walter Scott in creating a sense of Scottishness. The conference organising committee invites papers to be submitted by 12 July 2002. The programme regrets that it cannot provide travel support to Colloquium speakers.
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