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Citadel News Service

For Release
April 2, 2003

Scottish history, culture to be explored at The Citadel

          The Citadel will sponsor the annual meeting of the 18th Century Scottish Studies Society April 10-12. Events will be held on The Citadel and College of Charleston campuses and at the Holiday Inn Historic District.

          During the 2 ½-day conference presentations will explore Scottish history and culture, including Scotland and the American South, the Scottish military, Jacobitism and Scottish Poet Robert Burns.

          Presentations are free and open to the public. Social events are free for registered participants. See for a complete schedule and information on registration. For additional information, contact Katherine Grenier in The Citadel History Department at 953-6935.

          Among the highlights of the conference will be the opening night plenary session by Trevor Royle entitled "A Blessed Trade: The Scottish Military in the Eighteenth Century" and a Saturday session featuring Peter McCandless of the College of Charleston called "'McDoctors': Medical Scots in Colonial Charleston."

          Royle will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 in The Citadel's Bond Hall, Room 165. McCandless will present his paper at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Holiday Inn Historic District.

          The conference is sponsored in part by the South Carolina Humanities Council.


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