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Professor John W. Cairns to chair roundtable on Race and the Scottish Enlightenment

Mon 12 July 2021

John Cairns

John W. Cairns, Professor of Civil Law at Edinburgh Law School, shall be chairing an online roundtable on ‘Enlightenment and Racism’ hosted by the AGM of the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, held at the University of Liverpool.

Having taken the difficult decision to postpone their annual conference to the summer of 2022, the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society (with co-sponsors the Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy and the University of Liverpool’s Eighteenth-Century Worlds Research Centre) will hold an online event on Tuesday 20th July 2021.

The event will consist of a pre-recorded lecture by this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Professor Gordon Graham (Princeton Theological Seminary) titled ‘How to Think about Enlightenment and Racism’ together with a roundtable on ‘Race and the Scottish Enlightenment’. This will be followed by the AGM of the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society and an online networking event featuring New Research on Eighteenth-Century Scotland.

The event is free and open to all, although participants will need to be members of ECSSS to vote in the AGM. Access to the pre-recorded lecture and online sessions will be by registration only through Eventbrite. Zoom details will be circulated to all registered participants prior to the event.

See further event details and programme.