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Published February 17, 2023
“UW in Scotland” events are scheduled for the University of Wyoming community and the public to learn more about the country’s past and present and to build Wyoming Scottish opportunities.
Scotland Week, scheduled Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 22-25, will feature exhibitions, lectures, information tables, a film festival, food and traditional bagpipe players and dancers.
Professor Caroline McCracken-Flesher, director of the UW in Scotland program, says Scotland has a complicated past -- “full of romance, but also the realities of battle, leadership in ending the slave trade and participation in its profits.”
She invites everyone to attend any of the Scotland Week events to “learn this complicated past, in an unexpected place, and see how Scotland is working to recognize its full history and all of its people.”
McCracken-Flesher, a renowned expert in Scottish studies, also leads UW faculty and student engagement in Scotland. A tour in Scotland for the wider community is scheduled in May. Those wishing to travel with UW representatives can email McCracken-Flesher at email@example.com for more information.
Scotland Week events include:
-- Tuesday, Feb. 21-Friday, March 3: “African/American/Scots” exhibition, curated by Olivia Belton, UW School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice student from Broomfield, Colo., third floor of Coe Library.
-- Wednesday, Feb. 22-Saturday, Feb. 25: “Impressions of Scotland” photographic exhibition, curated by UW’s Eric Krszjzaniek, a management and marketing assistant lecturer; Scott Tedmon-Jones, a theater and dance assistant professor; and Reshmi Singh, a School of Pharmacy associate professor, Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theatre lobby.
-- Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4:10 p.m.: “Before Outlander: Networking Jacobites in Eighteenth-Century Scotland and the Diaspora,” lecture by Professor Leith Davis, director of the Center for Scottish Studies, Simon Fraser University, Room 123 of the College of Business Building.
Scotland’s Films -- a Festival.
(In collaboration with UW’s “Literary Tourism” class.)
Theme 1 -- Historic Scotland:
-- Thursday, Feb. 23: 10:30 a.m., “Culloden,” 1964, directed by Peter Watkins for the BBC; noon-1 p.m., “Historic Dress” presentation by Kelly and Monica Davis; 1:30 p.m., “1745: An Untold Story of Slavery,” 2017, actors Morayo and Moyo Akandé, with director Gordon Napier; and 2 p.m., “Tunes of Glory,” 1960, directed by Ronald Neame.
Theme 2 -- SCOT/LAND:
-- Thursday, Feb. 23: 4 p.m., “The Edge of the World,” 1937, directed by Michael Powell; and 7 p.m., “Local Hero,” 1983, directed by Bill Forsyth.
-- Friday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Information table, featuring study abroad, internships, faculty and community opportunities in Scotland, Wyoming Union breezeway.
-- Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m.: Activities include Denver and District Pipes and Drums, featuring Highland dancers; genealogy table; and Scottish snacks, Wyoming Union.
-- Saturday, Feb. 25, 7-9 p.m.: “Scottish Food and Drink Fundraiser” ticketed event off campus, must be age 21 and older to attend. For more information about the fundraiser, email Kehli Hazlett at firstname.lastname@example.org.