Postgraduate Conference, 15 June 2023 - Community and Cooperation

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling is delighted to host the annual FAH Postgraduate Conference at Stirling. The PG Conference 2023 will be a one-day event under the theme of Community and Cooperation.

Community has been integral to the lives of many people in the last three years, aiding them in navigating what was (and still is) an incredibly uncertain time. But what do community and cooperation look like across the world and what role do they play in the survival of humanity?

Conference registration

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Postgraduate Conference 2023 programme

Postgraduate Conference programme
Column one shows the time and column two shows the event.
Time Event
09:00 - 09:30 Registration and introduction
09:30 - 10:00 Keynote 1 by Dr Mark Dunick
10:00 - 10:30  Paper by Ieuan Rees: “Situating Creative Placemaking: Concepts, Ecologies, Future Uses in Heritage and Planning”
10:30 - 11:00 Paper by Dr Conner Allen: “Memeing and Meaning: An Examination of Internet Memes as Linguistic Units”
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00

Paper by Irina Nakonechna: “Indigeneity, authenticity, and community: Scottish diaspora and Canadian literature, 1960-present”

12:00 - 12:30

Lightning talks

1. Rebecca Main: “Studying Community-Level Dynamics in the       Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age: A Case Study from Southern Germany”

2. Katharina Pruente: “Studying Communities Through Historical Network Analysis: The King of the Gael and His Network”

3. Jack Quinn: "Cooperation and Conflict in Olonets and Viena Karelina, 1918-1920"

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:10

Mini Papers

1. Sarah Crielesi: “The evolution of political engagement of violent, non-state actors in relation to former Mandatory Palestine”

2. Fisayo Orekoya: “An Analysis of The Impact of Israeli Security Measures on The Socio-Political Ordering of Life in The Occupied West Bank”

14:10 - 14:30

Lightning talks

1. Arran Douglas: “The Holy Alliance: Christian Brotherhood and European Cooperation”

2. Weike Wang: “Cultural Difference of the Understanding of ‘Community’”

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 15:30

Paper by Lucy Henry: “‘The Petitioner shall be harmless and skaithless kept’: Lawburrows and inter-personal conflict in the Inverness Sheriff Court, 1777-95”

15:30 - 16:00 

Paper by John Allin: “Victorian Methodism as Community: A Spatial Approach.”

16:00 - 16:30

Keynote 2 by Dr Fraser McQueen


Closing remarks