Start Date

9-4-2021 1:30 PM

End Date

9-4-2021 2:45 PM

Disciplines

History

Subjects

Scots -- North America -- History, Scots -- North America -- Social life and customs, Scots -- North America -- Ethnic identity, Transnationalism, Scotland -- Emigration and immigration -- History, North America -- Emigration and immigration -- History, North America -- Ethnic relations

Description

Abstract: From the small nation of Scotland has come a world of cultural ideas and preservation—some historically based and others fictional and romanticized. The historical and romanticized ideas of what Scottish culture is have come together to form the Scottish Heritage organizations and celebrations so common in the modern world, specifically the American west. The pinnacle moments of the Battle of Culloden Moor in 1746 to the end of the Acts of Proscription in the latter part of the 18th century stand as a basis for the need to preserve culture. Studying the history of dress, music, dance, and clans the importance of the events of the 18th century to modern heritage events becomes paramount. Although a great deal of the Scottish culture practiced today comes from a fabricated and stitched together history, it offers a place of cultural oneness and community to the people that continue its celebration.

PART OF SESSION 3C. HISTORICAL MEMORY:

Comment: Caoimhin De Barra, Gonzaga University
Chair: William Burghart, University of Washington

Isabeau Newbury, Carroll College, undergraduate student
“Cleopatra VII: How Modernity Altered One of Egypt’s Most Infamous Pharaohs”

Avery Powell, Western Washington University, graduate student
“Monuments in the Dark: Memory and its Preservation in Twelfth-Century Orkney”

Felicia Thompson Zaleski, Idaho State University, graduate student
“Red, White, and Blue Tartan: Modern Scottish Cultural Preservation in the American West”

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35275

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Apr 9th, 1:30 PM Apr 9th, 2:45 PM

Red, White, and Blue Tartan: Modern Scottish Cultural Preservation in the American West

Abstract: From the small nation of Scotland has come a world of cultural ideas and preservation—some historically based and others fictional and romanticized. The historical and romanticized ideas of what Scottish culture is have come together to form the Scottish Heritage organizations and celebrations so common in the modern world, specifically the American west. The pinnacle moments of the Battle of Culloden Moor in 1746 to the end of the Acts of Proscription in the latter part of the 18th century stand as a basis for the need to preserve culture. Studying the history of dress, music, dance, and clans the importance of the events of the 18th century to modern heritage events becomes paramount. Although a great deal of the Scottish culture practiced today comes from a fabricated and stitched together history, it offers a place of cultural oneness and community to the people that continue its celebration.

PART OF SESSION 3C. HISTORICAL MEMORY:

Comment: Caoimhin De Barra, Gonzaga University
Chair: William Burghart, University of Washington

Isabeau Newbury, Carroll College, undergraduate student
“Cleopatra VII: How Modernity Altered One of Egypt’s Most Infamous Pharaohs”

Avery Powell, Western Washington University, graduate student
“Monuments in the Dark: Memory and its Preservation in Twelfth-Century Orkney”

Felicia Thompson Zaleski, Idaho State University, graduate student
“Red, White, and Blue Tartan: Modern Scottish Cultural Preservation in the American West”