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November 2018

Bloodscape

November 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
50 George Square, 50 George Square
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9LH United Kingdom
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Come explore the changing landscape of blood in and beyond Edinburgh. Pick up the scavenger hunt clue sheet (50 George Square), and start an approximately 45 minute self-guided adventure that will let you see Edinburgh through the lens of blood – including changing trends, global campaigns and, of course, Harry Potter. Bloodscape will broaden your understanding of the origins and endings of blood as a vital good. The scavenger hunt will also be available online during and beyond the 2018…

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Theatre and Surveillance in East Germany

November 18, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SR United Kingdom
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What light does the history of censorship and surveillance in East Germany shed on contemporary debates about privacy and freedom of expression? Come and explore these questions through a screening of Writing Ensemble (2015), a documentary film by Susan Kemp. The film follows award-winning playwright Peter Arnott as he investigates the history of East German theatre censorship and uses it to create his new play Ensemble. There will also be the chance to see film shorts that offer rare insights…

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Data, Democracy and the Digital

November 19, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JF United Kingdom
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A panel of politicians and social scientists discuss the impact of digital developments on contemporary politics. Digital devices and availability of data help citizens engage with the democratic process and inform themselves about our fast-changing world. Simultaneously, the rise of ‘fake news’, novel data-gathering techniques and filter bubbles seem to contribute to increasing polarisation within society. In the context of Brexit and Trump, this panel will ask if this is the end of politics as we thought we knew it?…

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Wird Hunt!

November 20, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wester Hailes Library, 1 West Side Plaza
Edinburgh, Scotland EH14 2ST United Kingdom
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According to the last national census, around 1.5 million people in Scotland can speak Scots. The Dictionar o the Scots Leid is the definitive record of their vocabulary. 'Wird Hunt!' will illuminate the Dictionar's history as well as that of the language itself. Learn how the Dictionar's makers keep track of the language in their day-to-day work and discover how their vast collection of quotations richly illustrate a centuries-long tradition of writing in Scots. Want to help make the Dictionar…

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Wird Hunt!

November 21, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 4AE United Kingdom
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According to the last national census, around 1.5 million people in Scotland can speak Scots. The Dictionar o the Scots Leid is the definitive record of their vocabulary. 'Wird Hunt!' will illuminate the Dictionar's history as well as that of the language itself. Learn how the Dictionar's makers keep track of the language in their day-to-day work and discover how their vast collection of quotations richly illustrate a centuries-long tradition of writing in Scots. Want to help make the Dictionar…

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Wird Hunt!

November 24, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Craigmillar Library, 101 Niddrie Mains Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH16 4DS United Kingdom
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According to the last national census, around 1.5 million people in Scotland can speak Scots. The Dictionar o the Scots Leid is the definitive record of their vocabulary. 'Wird Hunt!' will illuminate the Dictionar's history as well as that of the language itself. Learn how the Dictionar's makers keep track of the language in their day-to-day work and discover how their vast collection of quotations richly illustrate a centuries-long tradition of writing in Scots. Want to help make the Dictionar…

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