Resistance? Responses to the Clearances
Â£8, under-18s Â£3
Saturday, 14th September 2019 | 6pm-7pm
Nairn Community & Arts Center, King Street, Nairn
This presentation will consider how peasant communities throughout Scotland responded to dispossession of land in the 18th and 19th centuries. The presentation is based on Tom Devine’s recent book, The Scottish Clearances, which has been widely acclaimed by reviewers both at home and abroad.
’Superb... anyone interested in Scottish history must read it’
’Amazing, it is so damn readable!’
’It is Tom Devine’s magnum opus’
Sir Tom Devine is Sir William Fraser Professor Emeritus of Scottish History and Palaeography in the University of Edinburgh. During his career he has received around two dozen national and international prizes and honorary degrees in recognition of his scholarship, including the Royal Gold Medal, Scotland’s supreme accolade, the only historian recipient of this honour to date. He was knighted in 2014 for services to the study of Scottish history. In summer 2018, Sir Tom became the first historian from a Scottish university to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Historical Studies from a joint committee of the Houses of Lords and Commons of the UK Parliament.