This three day conference will be held from
Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st of July 2017
in the Old Aberdeen Campus of the University of Aberdeen. It will explore all aspects related to the Scottish upbringing, education and heritage of the cleric, polymath and writer of fantastic literature George MacDonald. It aims to fathom the importance of this facet in his enduring literary, theological cultural impact upon a wide circle of thinkers and writers such as H. G. Wells, G.K. Chesterton, and the Inklings.
Keynote speakers include Dr David Robb (University of Dundee), Dr Dimitra Fimi (Cardiff Metropolitan University) Dr John Pazdziora (Shantou University) and Dr Colin Manlove (Edinburgh University)
This event will draw together an international community of MacDonald scholars to discuss his Scottish heritage as an overlooked aspect of MacDonald scholarship. In this
context, it will refocus attention to the unique resources available within the North East of Scotland. In conjunction with University of Aberdeen’s Special Collections, attendees will be able to explore through workshops and exhibitions, a selection of MacDonald’s manuscripts and letters. There will be an opportunity for delegates to visit the town of Huntly and see further resources and items held in the town’s Brander Library that are not usually available to the general public.