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Scotland: 1730-1830 During the Enlightenment

This event will be held at the RACV City Club, 2nd floor, 501 Bourke Street, from 10.00am to 4.30pm. Sponsored by the Scottish Ancestry Group at the GSV, this seminar will explore an exciting period of intellectual and scientific accomplishments in Scotland from the mid 18th to mid 19th centuries.
Guest speakers will be:
Alex Tyrrell: "Small country, big ideas: The Scottish Enlightenment shows the way"
Bruce McLennan: "The Highlands during the Enlightenment"
Malcolm Horsburgh: "The Communications Revolution: from pack tracks to modern roads"
Ben Wilkie: "Scotland, the Enlightenment, and Australia: Legacies from Macquarie to Menzies"

Bookings for this conference are essential, and can be made online, in person, by email or by telephone.
The GSV's contact details are:
Adddress: Level 6, 85 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000
Email: gsv@gsv.org.au
Office hours and phone: 03 9662 4455, Mon-Fri 9.00am-4.00pm.
Cost: $60 GSV members, $90 all other non-members. Scottish Ancestry Group subscribers who are not members of the GSV and RACV City Club members should apply directly to the GSV for a reduction to $60. Other non-members could make a saving by joining the Scottish Ancestry Group at https://www.gsv.org.au/activities/groups/sag.html

Alex Tyrrell was born in Scotland, educated at Edinburgh and McMasters Universities. Prior to retirement he was an Associate Professor of History at Latrobe University. His research interests include aspects of national identity in Victorian Scotland.

Bruce McLennan is the coordinator of the Clan MacLennan worldwide project, focussing on Scottish records as well as New Zealand, Canada, Australia and the USA. He is an author and presenter at international events.

Malcolm Horsburgh has been researching his family history and genealogy for 35 years in both Edinburgh and Australia. He is a long term member of the Scottish Ancestry Group and a current member of the committee.

Ben Wilkie has an honours degree and PhD from Monash University on the history of Scots in Australia. His interests include stories of the Scottish diaspora. He is an author and past lecturer at Deakin University.

13 July 2019, 10:00   to   16:30
RACV City Club
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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Attendance Fee $ 90.00

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