Borderlands: The Historical and Cultural Significance of the Anglo-Scottish Border
13 December 2013
Gallery North, Northumbria University, Friday December 13th 2013.
Convened by Dr Ysanne Holt (Northumbria University) and Dr Angela McClanahan (Edinburgh College of Art)
This event, the first in the ESRC Seminar Series – ‘Close Friends?’ Assessing the impact of greater Scottish autonomy on the North of England – brings to the fore concerns shared with the AHRC Research Network, ‘Northern Peripheries’
To locate the contemporary relationship between Scotland and the North of England within a wider historical and cultural context, the seminar will consider how the North?s sense of itself as a region has been conditioned by its position in the hinterland of the Scottish Border. Representations and interpretations of ‘place’ are important. Discussions will also engage with recent cultural debates and creative practices concerned with the experience of Northern peripheries and border regions, spaces typically conceived as remote and marginal, but which can be alternatively seen as hybrid and generative spaces where dynamic and diverse networks develop.
Programme for the Day
10.30am – 10.50am Introduction: Professor Keith Shaw, Dr Ysanne Holt and Dr Angela McClanahan, ‘Borders and Borderlands’
11.00am – 11.40am Dr David Welsh (Historian) ‘The Anglo-Scottish Border Line’
11.50am – 12.30pm Professor Neil Mulholland (Edinburgh College of Art), ‘Unbundling the Border: Neomedieval North’
12.45pm – 1.15pm LUNCH
1.20pm – 2.00pm Dr Venda Pollock, Dr Karen Scott and Dr Frances Rowe (Newcastle University), ‘Northumbrian Exchanges: Art and the Rural’
2.00pm – 2.35pm Matt Baker, Artist and Curator of the Environmental Art Festival Scotland held in the Borders in September 2013, with filmmaker John Wallace, creator of the Cinema Sark, multi-screen video installation
3.00pm – 3.30pm TEA BREAK
3.45pm – 4.45pm Clare Money, (Northumbria University, Fine Art PhD), ‘Retrace: Deep mapping Riccarton’ and Professor Chris Dorsett (Northumbria University), ‘Gallery South’