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Upcoming Events

Traditionalising Empire: Imperial Commodities in Gaelic Popular Culture

26 October 2016, 5.00-6.00pm, Ross House, Dornoch or Online

Join Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI on Wednesday 26th October 2016, 5.00pm-6.00pm for a seminar about how imperial commodities found a place within the domestic popular culture of the people of the Highlands from the seventeenth century onwards, at first as exotic, fashionable curiosities, then increasingly as household necessities.

Venue: Ross House, North Highland College, Dornoch or online (via Video Conference)

Please book your place at our Eventbrite page or by emailing Jim MacPherson: Jim.MacPherson@uhi.ac.uk

Past Events

Exploring Identities: Day Conference

9 August 2016, 10am – 5pm, Inverness Town House

Join teams from the University of the Highlands, Inverness Museum acait23nd Art Gallery and the National Trust for Scotland’s Culloden Battlefield Centre for a day of FREE talks, discussions and workshops discovering different ‘identities’.

Find out more about how we research and teach identities at UHI and IMAG.  Explore the great variety of identities represented throughout the British Isles from the Romans, the Picts, the Jacobites and the Victorians to the present; discuss what it’s like to have more than one identity with international students and community members, and help us to capture what it means to be a Highlander in our ‘Mapping the Highlands’ finale!

Time given for lunch; bring your own or pop out for a bite in the City Centre, or IMAG café.

No admission charge but booking is essential, in person at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, call 01463 237114 or email cait.mccullagh@highlifehighland.com

This event is made possible with the support of High Life Highland and the University of the Highlands and Islands.


‘Moving beyond the Frontier –Romans and Natives beyond the Wall’:
an object led exploration of perceptions of a non-Imperial, Northern Scottish identity, Tuesday 2 February 2016, exploring society and relationships between the people of the North of Scotland and the Roman Empire through objects held in the collections at Inverness Museum.

‘Macpherson’s Ossianic Legacy’ – conference and heritage festival in Kingussie, 18/19th April 2015

‘Rethinking Modern British Studies’ – conference run by Modern British Studies Birmingham, 1-3 July 2015

‘”The Sash my Mother Wore”: Women and the Irish Diaspora in the British World’ – Dr Jim MacPherson from UHI’s Hub for the Study of British Identities will give the 8th Annual Irish Protestant Society Lecture at the School of Canadian Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, 15th October 2015