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.

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Professor Patrick Nunn

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