Scotland and the Act of Union: Nationalism Yesterday and Today

In 1707, Scotland joined in a political union with England and Wales. As a result, the Scottish Parliament was dissolved and the Scots sent representatives to London instead. However, Scotland kept her church, legal and education systems. Today, there is a growing movement in Scotland to break from the Union and become independent. Led by Professor Mary Furgol this session will examine the circumstances of the Act of Union as well as the seeds within it that retained a singular sense of Scottish identity. It will also consider the sense of identity and nationhood in contemporary Scotland.

Anniversary program overview:

Founded in 1962, the Master of Liberal Arts at the Johns Hopkins University is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Come join Associate Director, Dr. Tristan Cabello, on a journey of celebration with the faculty and students of the Hopkins MLA program. With its diverse student body, the Hopkins MLA is home to students from different backgrounds, with numerous academic interests and with varied professional careers.

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