Public Lecture: "From the Links to Festivals: An Introduction to The History of Sport and Culture in the Moray Firth c. 1600 to 1800."
Sep 27, 2013
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||The Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Dornoch|
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|Contact Phone||01463 279 344|
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Sponsored by the Royal Dornoch Golf Club and presented by Wade Cormack, University of the Highlands and Islands PhD student.
"The collision of sports and culture in early-modern Scotland has until recently has been a largely neglected subject of historical inquiry. As the title suggests, this discussion is an introduction to just that, and is geared towards explaining my PhD research project. My research aims to uncover the nuances of the development of sport alongside cultural practices that were inevitably intertwined with it, as seen with festival celebrations which held great significance to the inhabitants of the Moray Firth region. This will be done by examining ideas such as recreation, leisure, and the definitions of space. It is necessary, as a new subject of inquiry, to place this study within the current historiography and to exploring recent trends of the history of the Highlands and of sport history. This discussion provides the foundation for my future research. Therefore, I set forth its definitions and boundaries. In doing so, I introduce the research methodologies and source base that are the backbone of this project. Lastly, this discussion presents a series questions which direct my use of primary source material and inform my research."
The public lecture will also be followed by a whisky tasting (over 18’s only).
This public lecture has limited spaces so to avoid disappointment please email us to book a place (details attached).
Why not come along to the University of the Highlands and Islands Open Day on Saturday 28th at our Dornoch campus from 11am until 3pm?
Talk to lecturers and staff about courses on offer or book yourself onto a workshop including golf.
For more information visit us online: www.uhi.ac.uk/openday