Day 1 – Tuesday 29 May 2018

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09:30 Welcoming address (Dean/ Head of School)

09:45 Introductory remarks (PI & CI)

10:00 Kenneth White Keynote Address – The Nomadic Intellect

11: 00 Cairns Craig (Professor of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen)

“This is today/ raised out of history”: Kenneth White, Existentialism and the Other Side of History

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13:00 Alexander Broadie (CI Existential Philosophy and Literature Research Network)
Painting the invisible: A philosophical comment on Kenneth White’s poem “McTaggart”

13:45 Alexandre Gillet (University of Geneva):
Towards planetary propedeutics: Kenneth White and the mapping of the world

14:30 Philip Tonner (Lecturer in Education, University of Strathclyde)
Kenneth White, dwelling and nomadism: a geopoetic education for the 21st Century

15:15 Discussion & Concluding Remarks


16:00 Welcoming Address (Mungo Campbell – Deputy Director, The Hunterian

16:15 Introduction – Scottish Government Representative(s)/ College of Arts Representative

16:30 Alastair McIntosh (Director of the GalGael Trust, Leading Environmental Campaigner, Visiting Professor in the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)

Geopoetics, the Auld Alliance and the Harris Superquarry Campaign
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17:15 Kenneth White poetry recital: Open Word, Open World

18:15 Introduction to film Nomad (BBC Scotland, dir. Eleanor Aitken, 1983)

18:30 Film screening (25 minutes)

19:00 Questions & Discussion


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