University of the Highlands and Islands - The Edge Conference

The culmination of almost two years of seminars, blogs and other activities exploring the theme, The Edge UHI Conference will take place online on 15th & 16th December 2021.

The keynote speakers will be Dr Margaret Bennett, Professor Niall Sharples & Professor Mike Pearson. A full list of speakers along with abstracts will be published shortly.

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The Edge conference 2021
Photo credit: Louise Kernaghan, MA Art and Social Practice, Shetland UHI

The concept of The Edge denotes the demarcation of a boundary or a delimitation between contrasting physical and conceptual entities, categorisations and perceptions. This conference explores both the tensions and concessions of being on or at the edge, and the socio-cultural processes by which The Edge or outer limit of an entity is determined. Physical and cultural boundaries and borderlands may well be key concerns, but so too will be those transitional spaces (real and imagined) that take us there. Such tensions between stasis/dynamism; dissonance/consonance encourage us to enquire about what is being kept in and out of the core, as well as about what merely exists at the edge and the values that are attached to such positions.

Please be aware that we will record the conference and make recordings available to the public on the UHI website. If you choose to share your video feed/audio feed/name when you join the conference this information may be captured as part of the recording.

You can avoid your personal data being recorded by:

• Turning off your webcam

• Turning off your microphone

• Writing ‘guest’ in place of your name when prompted to enter your name


Please read our policy on how we treat any personal information collected in relation to our events:
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