Craig Lamont (2)

1820 & Cultural Memory

This paper offers an overview of the legacy and reception of the 1820 Rising. By looking at monuments and ceremonies, the memory of the event is seen to have evolved over time, from a brave national rebellion to a shameful and minor event in Scottish history, and back again. Literature and material culture help complete the picture, with objects in museums and literary representations of the rising providing new insights into its perceived impact and significance.

 Craig Lamont, University of Glasgow, Scotland