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”

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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the bewildering, uncomfortable, or mundane experiences of day-to-day life are preserved in the official documents while unpublished records are exoticized for public consumption.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.

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