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Abstract / Description of output
As Jews in Scotland moved between and within, into and out of local and transnational spaces, the objects they saved, used and created reveal how Jews self-identified as they negotiated issues such as antisemitism, assimilation, cultural loss, memory and the Holocaust, nationalism and belonging. The materiality of such Scottish Jewish ‘memory objects’ testifies to the visibility of aspects of the past in the immediate environment of people’s new lives in Scotland. The location and placement of these items within a Scottish landscape offers a rich ground for the investigation of various processes of cultural transition and provides a link to the study of the city and Jewish space, thus making the best use of the available archival resources and material evidence.
This project draws primarily on the collections of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (SJAC), the largest and continually growing repository of items relating to Jewish migration to and life in Scotland. Other relevant primary sources are located in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, the Edinburgh and Glasgow City Archives, the National Library of Scotland and the National Records of Scotland.
|Media of output||Blog|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
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- 1 Finished
1/09/15 → 30/04/19
Article on "Points of Arrival: Five films about Scottish Jews" in the Scottish Records Association newsletter, Retour
1 Media contribution
Press/Media: Project or Organisational News Item
7/02/19 → 8/02/19
4 items of Media coverage
- 1 Oral presentation