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Facing Our History - The North American Gael

History Podcasts

Facing Our History – The North American Gael examines the role of the Highlander, the Scottish Gael, in the colonial and post-colonial history of North America, and how colonialism impacted the Scottish Gael. Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir co-founders, Scott Morrison and Rick Gwynallen will be interviewing Scottish Gaelic and Indigenous academics, leaders, and activists in North America to educate ourselves on our own history, and to use that fresh perspective to shape a path forward today. As we do so, we will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the Gaelic language and culture today, and you will meet some of the people making a difference today. Each program will be in the medium of English to reach the widest audience, but will have some Gaelic woven into the program – a taste of Gaelic if you will. You will also find in these pages reviews of books and other material relevant to our subject and other resources

Facing Our History – The North American Gael examines the role of the Highlander, the Scottish Gael, in the colonial and post-colonial history of North America, and how colonialism impacted the Scottish Gael. Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir co-founders, Scott Morrison and Rick Gwynallen will be interviewing Scottish Gaelic and Indigenous academics, leaders, and activists in North America to educate ourselves on our own history, and to use that fresh perspective to shape a path forward today. As we do so, we will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the Gaelic language and culture today, and you will meet some of the people making a difference today. Each program will be in the medium of English to reach the widest audience, but will have some Gaelic woven into the program – a taste of Gaelic if you will. You will also find in these pages reviews of books and other material relevant to our subject and other resources

Location:

United States

Description:

Facing Our History – The North American Gael examines the role of the Highlander, the Scottish Gael, in the colonial and post-colonial history of North America, and how colonialism impacted the Scottish Gael. Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir co-founders, Scott Morrison and Rick Gwynallen will be interviewing Scottish Gaelic and Indigenous academics, leaders, and activists in North America to educate ourselves on our own history, and to use that fresh perspective to shape a path forward today. As we do so, we will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the Gaelic language and culture today, and you will meet some of the people making a difference today. Each program will be in the medium of English to reach the widest audience, but will have some Gaelic woven into the program – a taste of Gaelic if you will. You will also find in these pages reviews of books and other material relevant to our subject and other resources

Language:

English

Contact:

301.928.9026


Episodes

Keeping Gaelic Voices Alive in North America

3/25/2022
More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America: Seachdain na Gàidhlig: Latha 7 – Keeping Gaelic Voices Alive in North America. More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America explores the authentic voices of Scottish Highland immigrants in North America. Up to about the First World War most Highlanders spoke Scottish Gaelic as their native language, and some knew no other language. It is not hard to find the celebration of Scottish Highland...

Duration:01:04:42

Missing Evidence, Ethnic Myths, and Gaels of Many Colors

3/25/2022
More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America: Seachdain na Gàidhlig: Latha 6 – Missing Evidence, Ethnic Myths, and Gaels of Many Colors. More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America explores the authentic voices of Scottish Highland immigrants in North America. Up to about the First World War most Highlanders spoke Scottish Gaelic as their native language, and some knew no other language. It is not hard to find the celebration of Scottish...

Duration:01:19:58

Gaels in The Pacific West from Alaska to California

3/24/2022
More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America: Seachdain na Gàidhlig: Latha 5 – Gaels in The Pacific West from Alaska to California. More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America explores the authentic voices of Scottish Highland immigrants in North America. Up to about the First World War most Highlanders spoke Scottish Gaelic as their native language, and some knew no other language. It is not hard to find the celebration of Scottish...

Duration:00:47:34

Gaels in the Upper Mid-West States and the Canadian Prairies

3/23/2022
More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America: Seachdain na Gàidhlig: Latha 4 – Gaels in the Upper Mid-West States and the Canadian Prairies. More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America explores the authentic voices of Scottish Highland immigrants in North America. Up to about the First World War most Highlanders spoke Scottish Gaelic as their native language, and some knew no other language. It is not hard to find the celebration of...

Duration:00:54:40

Gaels in New York, Ontario, and Quebec

3/22/2022
More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America: Seachdain na Gàidhlig: Latha 3 – Gaels in New York, Ontario, and Quebec. More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America explores the authentic voices of Scottish Highland immigrants in North America. Up to about the First World War most Highlanders spoke Scottish Gaelic as their native language, and some knew no other language. It is not hard to find the celebration of Scottish Highland heritage in...

Duration:00:44:42

Gaels in New England and the Canadian Maritimes

3/20/2022
More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America: Seachdain na Gàidhlig: Latha 2 – Gaels in New England and the Canadian Maritimes More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America explores the authentic voices of Scottish Highland immigrants in North America. Up to about the First World War most Highlanders spoke Scottish Gaelic as their native language, and some knew no other language. It is not hard to find the celebration of Scottish Highland...

Duration:01:18:37

Gaels of the Atlantic Seaboard From Virginia to Florida and the Caribbean

3/18/2022
More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America: Seachdain na Gàidhlig: Latha 1 – Gaels of the Atlantic Seaboard From Virginia to Florida and the Caribbean More Than Kilts and Cabers: Scottish Gaelic Voices from North America explores the authentic voices of Scottish Highland immigrants in North America. Up to about the First World War most Highlanders spoke Scottish Gaelic as their native language, and some knew no other language. It is not hard to find the...

Duration:01:00:17

History Matters: Especially the Difficult Parts - How do the colonized who became colonizers become allies?

11/5/2021
In this episode, we welcome Òmar Bhochanan | Amber Buchanan to Facing Our History – The North American Gael and a unique discussion with Scott Morrison. This is the first episode where our guest comes from a Gàidhealtachd; in this case the Nova Scotia Gàidhealtachd. To date, the Facing Our History series has examined the colonization and oppression of the Gael and their dispersal in North America from a national and cultural perspective, and from an economic or class perspective. In this...

Duration:01:24:10

Episode 2 - Culloden, Colonialism, and Capitalism - Section 3 - Discussion and Conclusion

9/22/2021
In this episode, we welcome Dr. Matthew Dziennik, Associate Professor at the U. S. Naval Academy. Dr. Dziennik argues that it is only by understanding the overlap between colonialism and capitalism, and the importance of economic stratification, can the historical changes seen in Gaelic Scotland be properly understood. At its heart, this presentation suggests that historical change in Gaelic Scotland cannot be distilled down to simple explanations of cultural suppression. It was, instead,...

Duration:00:26:04

Episode 2 - Culloden, Colonialism, and Capitalism - Section 2 - How the British Used the Romanticized View of the Highlanders

9/22/2021
In this episode, we welcome Dr. Matthew Dziennik, Associate Professor at the U. S. Naval Academy. Dr. Dziennik argues that it is only by understanding the overlap between colonialism and capitalism, and the importance of economic stratification, can the historical changes seen in Gaelic Scotland be properly understood. At its heart, this presentation suggests that historical change in Gaelic Scotland cannot be distilled down to simple explanations of cultural suppression. It was, instead,...

Duration:00:31:45

Episode 2 - Culloden, Colonialism, and Capitalism - Section 1 - British Imperial Expansion

9/22/2021
In this episode, we welcome Dr. Matthew Dziennik, Associate Professor at the U. S. Naval Academy. Dr. Dziennik argues that it is only by understanding the overlap between colonialism and capitalism, and the importance of economic stratification, can the historical changes seen in Gaelic Scotland be properly understood. At its heart, this presentation suggests that historical change in Gaelic Scotland cannot be distilled down to simple explanations of cultural suppression. It was, instead,...

Duration:00:35:36

Episode 1 - Bury My Heart at Culloden - Section 1 - The Othering of the Gaelic Speaking Scots

7/12/2021
Part 1 of 3: Join us for this online conversation as we welcome Scottish Gaelic scholar Michael Newton, Ph.D., Director of the Hidden Glen Folk School of Scottish Highland Heritage. We will discuss Culloden and its aftermath in the context of expansive British imperialism and settler colonialism, and, consequently, the complex experience of Scottish Gaels settling here in North America. What were the Gaelic responses to conflicting social values and political realities?

Duration:00:30:50

Episode 1 - Bury My Heart at Culloden - Section 2 - The British Policy of Assimiliation

7/12/2021
Part 2 of 3: Join us for this online conversation as we welcome Scottish Gaelic scholar Michael Newton, Ph.D., Director of the Hidden Glen Folk School of Scottish Highland Heritage. We will discuss Culloden and its aftermath in the context of expansive British imperialism and settler colonialism, and, consequently, the complex experience of Scottish Gaels settling here in North America. What were the Gaelic responses to conflicting social values and political realities?

Duration:00:31:42

Episode 1 - Bury My Heart at Culloden - Section 3 - Wrapping it all up

7/12/2021
Part 3 of 3: Join us for this online conversation as we welcome Scottish Gaelic scholar Michael Newton, Ph.D., Director of the Hidden Glen Folk School of Scottish Highland Heritage. We will discuss Culloden and its aftermath in the context of expansive British imperialism and settler colonialism, and, consequently, the complex experience of Scottish Gaels settling here in North America. What were the Gaelic responses to conflicting social values and political realities?

Duration:00:40:20