A Cornish World / Bys Kernow

An exploration of Cornwall's history and the part it plays within a global context - a small place making a big impact?

An Institute of Cornish Studies conference
Date5 March 2021
Time19:00 to 20:55
PlaceOnline via Zoom

A series of presentations by prestigious speakers who are experts, or have a particular interest in the field of Cornish Studies from the UK, USA and Australia. Following their presentations, the panel will be available to address attendee questions in a plenary facilitated by Dr Garry Tregidga and Dr Joanie Willett, Co-Directors of the Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter.

Event Summary
What makes Cornish Studies relevant in a global context? Well, perhaps a key reason is that Cornwall can be seen as a good case study of key globalisation processes, particularly global migration. Cornwall's position and relationship to the other Celtic countries, England, Europe and indeed the world also invites academic study worldwide. Today we mark St Piran's Day by looking at that global, outward facing aspect of Cornish past and present in a Cornish World.

Event Itinerary
19:00 - Introduction, History of the Institute of Cornish Studies & Setting the Scene, Dr Garry Tregidga & Dr Joanie Willett, University of Exeter

19:05 - Cornwall’s Global History: Cornwall as a case study in globalisation, Mr Matt Blewett, PhD student at the Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter

19:20 - J’ai vécu*: the impact of the French Revolution on the lives of two Cornishmen, John Pollard and James Quick - Miss Kensa Broadhurst, PhD student at the Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter

* Attributed to the Abbé Sieyès, author of Qu’est-ce que le Tiers-État? (What is the Third Estate? 1789)

19:35 - Our worldwide Cornish family - a lay Cornish perspective, Mr Mike Chappell, Cornishman, retired police officer and councillor, member of 'Kernow Matters' group

19:50 - The Cornish Corpus Publication Project: A progress report, Professor Matthew Spriggs, Australian National University

20:05 - Cornwall as a Site for Discourses of Authenticity in Contemporary Witchcraft and Occult Cultures, Dr Amy Hale, PhD, Anthropologist and Folklorist

20:20 - Wales: A Small Nation Thinking Big, Dr Alan Sandry, University of Swansea

20:35 - Plenary on the themes covered above: event attendees are invited to ask questions to the panel of speakers facilitated by Dr Garry Tregidga & Dr Joanie Willett

20:55 - Closing remarks, Dr Garry Tregidga

For further details about each of the presentations listed above, please click here.

Please register here. If you wish to register without using Eventbrite, or if you have any questions regarding the event please email l.misselbrook@exeter.ac.uk.

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ProviderInstitute of Cornish Studies
Registration informationacornishworld-byskernow.eventbrite.co.uk

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