Class and Nation in Contemporary Scotland – Final programme out now!

The final programme for the two-day conference ‘Class and Nation in Contemporary Scotland’ is now out. The event takes place on 17 and 18 September 2015, and it will be held at the Renfield Centre in Glasgow.This conference seeks to address issues around class structure and national identity in Scotland, and related issues of racism, sectarianism and mass movements. Open to academics, activists and interested citizens, we intend that our programme of lectures, panels and debates – all followed by open discussion – will contribute to deepening public understanding of the ‘New Scotland’.

You can book your place here. Tickets are £10/£5 (students/unwaged). All proceeds will go towards providing lunch and teas and coffees.

Please find the programme below – we look forward to seeing you there!

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THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

 6.00-6.30pm

Registration

6.30-8.30

Opening remarks and welcome

Speaker: Maureen McBride

Setting the Scene: the Continuing Relevance of Class

Speaker: Bridget Fowler

Lecture: Britishness in Scotland: Past, Present – and Future?

Speaker: Richard Finlay

Chair: Neil Davidson

8.30-9.30pm

Wine Reception

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FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

9.30-10.00am

Registration and Tea/Coffee
10.00-11.30am

Session 1: Contemporary Racisms

Speakers: Colin Clark, Nasar Meer, Gina Netto and Suki Sangha

Chair: Ashli Mullen

11.30-11.45am

Break
11.45-1.15am

Session 2: Sectarianism – or anti-Irish Catholic Racism?

Speakers: Maureen McBride, Michael Rosie, Satnam Virdee

Chair: Minna Liinpää
1.15-2.15pm

Lunch
2.15-3.45pm

Session 3: Class, Inequality and Gentrification

Speakers: Ewan Gibbs, Gerry Mooney and Kirsteen Paton

Chair: Maureen McBride

3.45-4.00pm

Break
4.00-5.30pm

Session 4: Movements and Neoliberalism

Speakers: Jeane Freeman, Robin McAlpine, Jonathon Shafi

Chair: Neil Davidson
5.30-5.45pm

Break and Tea/Coffee
5.45-7.15pm

Session 5: Did the Yes Campaign Represent the Triumph of Nation over Class?

Speakers: Neil Davidson and John Foster

Chair: Satnam Virdee

7.15-7.30pm

Concluding remarks and close of conference

Speaker: Bridget Fowler