Past Events

Winter 2020/2021
Reading Scotland

We would like to invite you to our (now virtual) Scotland Library at JGU Mainz. Each week we will recommend texts to read and have an author or academic discussing his or her work with us. A wonderful way to explore Scotland's literature, history and culture together! Don't you think? Do come and join us! Every Tuesday we will have a guest talking about literature and/or films and/or Scottish culture, some are Scottish authors, others are academics working on Scottish literature and still others are just Scotland fans. Think of it as a grade and pressure-free, enjoyable book club! » Read more

October 2019
Poesie der Nachbarn - Poetry of the neighbours

Tuesday, 15 October, 19.00
at Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Rheinland-Pfalz
Am Kronberger Hof 6, 55116 Mainz
Poesie der Nachbarn - Poetry of the neighbours
Dichter übersetzen Dichter
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Summer 2019
Poesie der Nachbarn - The Spirit of Edenkoben

Sunday, 30 June, 11.00 (Künstlerhaus Edenkoben)
Monday, 1 July, 19.00 (Theaterkeller FTSK Germersheim)
Scottish-German readings by
- Meg Bateman,
- Cheryl Follon,
- Iain Galbraith,
- Peter Mackay and
- Peter Manson
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25 June 2019
Scottish Poets Reading

Meg Bateman (University of the Highlands and Islands)
Peter Mackay (University of St Andrews)
6.15 PM - 7.45 PM
in Room 00.212
Philosophicum II
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11 June 2018
International Research Day

On 11 June the Scotland Hub presents research projects in progress by its members and partners working in the fields of Scottish Literature and Scottish History. Editing Sir Walter Scott‘s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border as well as Scott‘s German Drama will be the focus of our first session.
The Scottish History session will showcase ongoing research on the function and impact of property transfer for the Scottish political culture in the fifteenth century and – by our partners at the University of Aberdeen – on an online edition of city records in Aberdeen.
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7 November 2017
500 Years of Reformation

Lutheran theology impacted on Scottish society in the four decades before 1560. This new influence was also a novelty in cultural terms, since previously the main contacts of Scotland had been with France. However, the ‘Lutheran moment’ in the Scottish Reformation was later overshadowed by the stronger influence of Calvinism. The Gude and Godlie Ballatis (1565), which began as a collection of verse translations and Lutheran‐inspired religious lyrics, was subjected to Calvinist censorship. Nonetheless, and despite its complicated textual history, the GGB still today counts as a landmark work in Scottish culture. » Read more

Summer 2017
Lecture Series "Mainz meets Scotland - Negotiating European Identities"

This series of lectures is designed to shed light on the manifold issues affecting Scotland’s identity in the context of Europe – in the past as well as the present and the future. The interdisciplinary lectures will permit different disciplines, e.g. History, Literary, Book and Cultural Studies, Education, Politics, Economics, Theology, Law, but also the Natural Sciences, to present their particular views on Scotland and its connections with Europe, Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Mainz, links that in some cases go back to Roman times and even earlier.   » Read more