Dominican University of California
 

Presentation or Panel Title

Jacobite Links to Modern Scottish Identity

Location

Guzman 113, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 6:20 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 6:35 PM

Department

History

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Jordan Lieser, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

The Jacobite uprisings had a profound impact on Scottish identity and culture. The representation of these uprising has been skewed due to the majority of the historical narrative being constructed by the winning side. Until the modern era the Scottish Highlanders whom participated in the Uprising and even bystanders to the events revolving around this group have been represented in different modes of literary and media as barbaric revolutionaries, who needed to be brought into civilization even if it was done through force. Contemporary revisionist historians have begun to reverse this trend by investigating primary sources and the social constructs that surrounded this impassioned group. Contemporary ideas from the collective memory philosophy, media studies, and even traditional historical analysis will be key in understanding the primary sources referencing the Jacobites from their beginnings in the late 17th century through to present day representations in pop culture. By using both past and present historical analysis of the Jacobite History and primary sources associated with this political group will reveal the lasting impacts of the Uprisings and treatment of the Scottish people thereafter through literary and cinematic representation, has impacted what is perceived to be the identity of the Scottish peoples today.

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Jacobite Links to Modern Scottish Identity

Guzman 113, Dominican University of California

The Jacobite uprisings had a profound impact on Scottish identity and culture. The representation of these uprising has been skewed due to the majority of the historical narrative being constructed by the winning side. Until the modern era the Scottish Highlanders whom participated in the Uprising and even bystanders to the events revolving around this group have been represented in different modes of literary and media as barbaric revolutionaries, who needed to be brought into civilization even if it was done through force. Contemporary revisionist historians have begun to reverse this trend by investigating primary sources and the social constructs that surrounded this impassioned group. Contemporary ideas from the collective memory philosophy, media studies, and even traditional historical analysis will be key in understanding the primary sources referencing the Jacobites from their beginnings in the late 17th century through to present day representations in pop culture. By using both past and present historical analysis of the Jacobite History and primary sources associated with this political group will reveal the lasting impacts of the Uprisings and treatment of the Scottish people thereafter through literary and cinematic representation, has impacted what is perceived to be the identity of the Scottish peoples today.