Launch: 1820 Scottish Rebellion, Essays on a Nineteenth-Century Insurrection


Free event, all welcome.

Prof Gerard Carruthers will launch two new outputs related to the history of insurrection and social unrest in the early decades of the 19th century, namely:

This event will be held in Room 227 of the St Andrews Building, University of Glasgow. As this event entails a film screening we will not be able to hold an online component.

About the book:

The 1820 Scottish Rising has been increasingly studied in recent decades. This collection of essays looks especially at local players on the ground across multiple regional centres in the west of Scotland, as well as the wider political circumstances within government and civil society that provide the rising’s context. It examines insurrectionist preparation by radicals, the progress of the events of 1820, contemporary accounts and legacy memorialisation of 1820, including newspaper and literary testimony, and the monumental ‘afterlife’ of the rising.

As well as the famous march of radicals led by John Baird and Andrew Hardie, so often seen as the centre of the 1820 ‘moment’, this volume casts light on other, more neglected insurrectionary activity within the rising and a wide set of cultural circumstances that make 1820 more complex than many would like to believe. 1820: Scottish Rebellion demonstrates that the legacy of 1820 may be approached in numerous ways that cross disciplinary boundaries and cause us to question conventional historical interpretations.

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Tuesday 08 Nov 2022
Glasgow University, Glasgow. United Kingdom