Islands Matter 'First a wudd, and syne a sea: Scottish stories of memorable landscape change in their global context' with Professor Patrick Nunn
In pre-literate (oral) societies, observations of memorable events were encoded into oral traditions and passed down across sometimes hundreds of generations, often as stories.
Most such stories to have reached us today are regarded as ‘myth’ or ‘legend’, a default judgement characteristic of many literate people. Recent research, especially in Australia and northwest Europe, concludes that many such stories have a clear grounding in observations of the changes to which they describe, albeit in often exaggerated terms.
Come and join us for this Islands Matter Seminar 20 October 2022 at 12pm