An overview video of the public debate ‘Nationhood and Nationalism Today’ held at the Scottish Parliament on 11 May 2017 and hosted by MSP Linda Fabiani. Keynote addresses were given by Professor Angie Hobbs and Professor Sir Tom Devine. Featuring Professor Angie Hobbs, Professor Sir Tom Devine, Paolo Rumiz (La Repubblica, Italy), Pilar Garcia de Leaniz (Edinburgh College of Art), and Professor Federica Pedriali (University of Edinburgh).
This public debate will tackle issues of nationalism and national identity in the wake of Brexit and against the backdrop of the spread of nationalist movements and parties across Europe. It has been conceived as a public engagement event and we would like to think of it as a valuable opportunity to open up a space of dialogue between different subjects (academics, MSPs, students, and citizens) and address issues of identities (local vs global), political frameworks (sovereigntism vs supranational federalism), and cultural construction.
This event is sponsored by MSP Linda Fabiani.
Keynote Speakers: Professor Angie Hobbs (University of Sheffield) and Professor Emeritus Sir Thomas Devine (University of Edinburgh).
Moderators: Professor Federica Pedriali (University of Edinburgh), Cristina Savettieri (University of Edinburgh).
With the participation of the Italian Consul General for Scotland and Northern Ireland Carlo Perrotta and Professor Jeremy Robbins, Head of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (University of Edinburgh).
This event is funded by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Edinburgh (Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund) and the European Commission (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions).
Please note that admission to this event is restricted due to security reasons.
Please apply for an invitation via Eventbrite by Friday 28 April:
Concept and organization: Cristina Savettieri (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow – University of Edinburgh), Federica Pedriali (University of Edinburgh).
For information, please contact Cristina.Savettieri@ed.ac.uk