School of English

What Would Douglas Do? Lessons from Early Scottish Humanists

Senate Chamber, Trent Building, University Park
Monday 18th November 2019 (18:15-20:30)
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In the first decades of the sixteenth century, the scholarly movement of humanism found an enthusiastic welcome in Scotland, generating Latin grammars, classical translations, new works of history, political advice and fiction. This lecture investigates the legacy of this phenomenon through discussion of two key figures, Gavin Douglas and Hector Boece. 

Professor Nicola Royan publishes across nearly the full breadth of Older Scots, from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, she is editor or co-editor of six essay collections, and is currently president of the Scottish Text Society.

This lecture will be followed by a wine reception.


School of English

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

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