CALL. 19.07.2019: Calgacus in 2020 - London (England)
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 19/07/2019
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 25/01/2020
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Kings College London (London, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Tom Mackenzie (UCL); Edith Hall (KCL)
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To mark the septcentenary of the Declaration of Arbroath, recognising Scotland’s independence from England, Tom Mackenzie (UCL) and Edith Hall (KCL) will be convening a one-day symposium, on Calgacus and his reception, at UCL on Burns Night 2020 (25th January).
Offers of papers are requested (deadline July 19th 2019) to be sent to edith hall's two names separated by a dot @kcl.ac.uk. Possible topics include the presentation of Calgacus in commentaries across the centuries on Tacitus’ Agricola, translations of his speech, the way it has informed anti-imperial or nationalist rhetoric subsequently, antiquarian and archaeological studies of the Battle of Mons Graupius, the presentation of Calgacus in the visual arts, fiction, drama, film and documentaries, his role in the Ossianic movement and Celtic revival and the journal Calgacus published by radical Gaelic-speaking poets in the 1970s.
Haggis (including vegetarian), neeps, single malt whisky and a reading of SCOTS WHA HAE promised. Bidh ùine mhath aig a h-uile duine!