Conference V postponed

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the many restrictions still in force throughout Europe, we have had to take the difficult decision of postponing the Scotland in Europe V Conference planned for September 2020 to - hopefully - September 2022. More details will be announced at a later date.


Conference V

First Circular and Call for Papers

We would like to invite everybody interested and involved in Scotland, in the country’s culture, history and politics, and in how it has been perceived and represented in Europe, to participate in the fifth conference on this subject, which will be held on 24th-26th September 2020, in Warsaw, on the premises of the Institute of English Studies at the University of Warsaw, continuing the meetings that took place in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, in 2012 and 2014, and in Warsaw in 2016 and 2018. This year we are organising the conference in cooperation withthe Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies (RIISS) at the University of Aberdeen.

We would like to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the topic and to facilitate cooperation and a discussion between different European academic centres in connection with the following subjects:

  • Scotland past and present:
    • The position of Scotland in Europe
    • Scotland’s historical links with Europe
    • Scotland after the 2014 Independence Referendum
    • Scotland in the face of Brexit
    • Ethnic and regional identity
    • Popular culture, media and the arts
  • Scottish literary and cultural exchange with Europe:
    • The influence and reception of Scottish literature and culture
    • Publishing policies and the translation of Scottish literature
    • The role of translation in Scottish literature
    • Representations of Scotland in European literature, culture and the media
    • European influences on Scottish literature and culture
  • Scotland’s languages:
    • The understanding of Scotland’s multilingualism
    • Languages and regionalism
    • Language as a political issue
    • Language varieties and their reflection in translation
    • Language barriers in the translation of Scottish literature

Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Robert I. Frost (University of Aberdeen)
  • Dr Silke Stroh (University of Münster)
  • Dr Przemysław Biskup (Polish Institute of International Affairs)



Papers: Participants will have 30 minutes at their disposal (20 minutes for the paper and 10 minutes for discussion).

Abstracts: Please write your abstracts (250 words max.) in the registration form and send them as doc./docx. attachments to

Deadline for abstract submission: 30th May 2020

Notification of acceptance: 5th June 2020

Deadline for early payment: 30th June 2020