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Duncan Macpherson lecture, 10.3.15

Unfortunately I cannot get to this, but it will be well-worth attending, as Duncan Macpherson is a good speaker and knew Michael Prior very well:

Remembering Michael Prior: Palestinian Rights, the Bible, Zionism and Colonialism A Lecture by Dr Duncan Macpherson

Michael Prior

Michael Prior

Father Michael Prior was a priest of the Vincentian Congregation, Professor of Biblical Theology at Saint Mary’s College (now Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham), liberation theologian and a well-known and frequently controversial figure in the Catholic Church in Britain.

2014 marked the tenth anniversary of Michael’s death. A memorial volume, A Living Stone: Selected Essays and Addresses, Michael Prior CM, was published in 2006 and reissued in paperback also in 2014. This anniversary has been marked by a further volume: Remembering Michael Prior Ten Years On: Selected Essays and Addresses. Both books contain examples of his writings and lectures not otherwise generally available. The launch of this volume in Scotland will be marked by a lecture to be held in the ground floor seminar room at 4 Professor Square in the University of Glasgow at 5.00pm on Tuesday 10th of March – all welcome.  A poster is available here.

I was privileged to be invited to speak on The Bible and Colonialism: a moral critique at a memorial conference for Michael Prior last year, and my lecture is to be published in this year’s Living Stones Yearbook.

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Visual Cultures in Scotland and Argentina: an interchange

I have been involved in the organising of a seminar by the University of Stirling (Centre for Scottish Studies; Languages and Literature; Social Science) and the University of Edinburgh (Department of Sociology).

The Argentinian artist and scholar Syd Krochmalny will be in dialogue with Simon Yuill, a Scottish artist and writer.

This seminar will bring together artists, academics and interested others from Argentina and Scotland in an exchange around contemporary developments in visual culture. The focus is the relationship of visual art to local communities and broader cultural institutions at a time of uncertainty, debate and change in both countries, in broad terms and specifically in relation to cultural policy.  The seminar is being chaired by Scott Hames and Sarah Wilson from the University of Stirling.

Thursday 25 April, 5-7pm

Seminar Room 3, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD (just off Middle Meadow Walk)

All are most welcome!

A poster with more details is available to download here (PDF).

Whilst in Scotland, Syd Krochmalny will also be involved in an art installation under the heading The Naked Soul, exploring issues of freedom and control.  I will post more details about this at a later stage.

Update, 27.4.2013 I wrote a short piece about this event on my photography blog.