24 November 2008
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Hope Park Square, Edinburgh
Monday 24 November 2008, 4-6 p.m.
The Institute of Geography and the STAR Project together welcome
Gustavo San Roman (University of St. Andrews) and Iain Stewart (Independent Scholar)
for a discussion concerning Scottish-Uruguayan connections.
'Don Heriberto, A Tale of Two Identities: Sir Herbert Gibson, Scotsman and Argentine'
In this presentation, Iain Stewart, author of the forthcoming biography Don Heriberto, Knight of the Argentine, describes the life of Sir Herbert Gibson, a Scotsman who rose to prominence in Argentina during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sir Herbert was particularly active in forging ever-closer ties between Britain and Argentina, his opinions being valued by influential figures in both nations, including several Argentinean presidents and the Prince of Wales. After highlighting significant episodes of Sir Herbert's career, Stewart will close by making some remarks on his connections with Uruguay, after which Gustave San Roman will offer a more general commentary on points of contact between the country and Scotland. A discussion of the links between Scotland and the two River Plate neighbours will help to conclude the event.
16 June 2008
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Hope Park Square
Monday 16 June 2008, 4 p.m.
Presenting: Professor Desmond Bell's film 'Hard Road to Klondike' (1999)
Professor Desmond Bell (IASH Fellow)
Film Studies, The Queens University Belfast
Rotha Mor and Saoil, Micí Mac Giobhanin's autobiographical story is a classic tale of the experience of the Irish emigrant in Scotland and the US at the end of the 19th century. Desmond Bell's film employs a rich mix of still and moving image archive, both factual and fictive, to retell Mici's story and to muse on the nature of storytelling and how this was inflected by early cinema. The film is narrated by Stephen Rea and features the music of Kevin Volans. Hard Road to Klondike was selected for the 42nd Venice Film Festival. It was screened by RTÉ and TG4 and won the Irish Film and Television prize for best Irish documentary in 2000.
27 March 2008
Transatlantic Ideas of the American Founding
A one-day conference held at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh on Thursday, 27 March 2008
This event was organised by Paul Kerry (Brigham Young University) and Matthew Holland (Brigham Young University), in association with STAR and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.
The organisers are most grateful to the Constitutional Sources Project, The Association for the Study of Free Institutions, Brigham Young University, The STAR Project, and The University of Edinburgh for their generous support of this Conference.