Miranda Burgess (University of British Columbia):

Friday, June 23 (15:30 – 17:00 pm): “Walter Scott and the Time of India”

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 Miranda Burgess explores Walter Scott, India, and the history of science, considering the differences in scale between Napoleonic war-time and the temporality of contagion.  

Saturday, June 24 (13:30 – 15:00 pm): Special Panel on “New Perspectives on the Hudson’s Bay Company” featuring:

 Pamela Perkins“Trading Tales: Public and Private Narratives of Scots and the Hudson’s Bay Company”



Examining magazines and fiction in relation to Company post journals from the HBC Archives, Pamela Perkins reflects on the way that the bewildering, uncomfortable, or mundane experiences of day-to-day life are preserved in the official documents while unpublished records are exoticized for public consumption.

And Bronwen Quarry, Archivist at the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives


Caroline McCracken-Flesher (University of Wyoming):

Saturday, June 24 (15:30 – 17:00 pm): “Scotland and the Dialogue with Time: Science Fiction Diasporas”

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Does Scotland live in borrowed time?  Caroline McCracken-Flesher engages authors from Naomi Mitchison to Ken MacLeod, taking time to consider Scotland’s future as Science Fiction.