15 October 2019
The debate on Independence in Greenland
Centre on Constitutional Change, Edinburgh
Greenland, presently a self-governing territory within Denmark, is currently debating its constitutional future and the prospects for independence. Natuk Lund Olsen will talk about the issues, the state of the debate and the prospects for the future.
24-25 October 2019
Unions and Unionisms
Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast
This is one of a series of seminars under the general auspices of The Islands and Unions Network, examining union as a form of government from political, legal, historical, economic and social perspectives. Unions may be compound or federal states, or supranational organizations and are based on the coming together of distinct units to form differing forms of polity. Previous meetings have been held in Aberdeen and Dublin and more are planned for the future. This meeting focuses on the European Union and the United Kingdom. Hosted by Queen's University Belfast in partnership with the Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh and The Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen.
Thursday 24 October, Keynote address - 4:45pm
Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meaning of Brexit - Professor Kalpso Nicolaidis
Friday 25 October, Panel Session - 9:00am - 4:15pm
Unionisms in Ireland, Great Britain, and beyond
Admission free, no registration required (seats allocated on first come first serves basis) and guests may attend any or all of the sessions.
06 November 2019
Should We Stay or Should We Go? - A Tale of Five Referendums
The Centre on Constitutional Change, Edinburgh
Are referendums the ruin of democracy or are they the only way to make big political decisions?
To tackle this question, join us on a journey through five referendums - on EEC membership in 1975, devolution in 1979 and 1997, independence in 2014 and EU membership in 2016. Participants will be encouraged to get hands on with the materials - assessing visual presentation, framing and messaging. We will examine each of the referendum campaigns and go onto explore the impact of these referendums on Scottish and British politics. The workshop will draw on the rich visual materials available from the Scottish Political Archive, including posters, pamphlets and leaflets.
Dr Coree Brown Swan is a Research Fellow at the Centre on Constitutional Change, with a focus on independence, self-government and constitutional change.
Please register your attendance on Eventbrite.
28 January 2019 Brexit: What Now? What Next? Watch the highlights on Wakelet.
20 September 2016 Scotland and Brexit - Watch the presentations and read the Storify