Saturday, 29 October 2016

Locating James Hogg

 James Hogg Society Biennial Conference
19-21 July, 2017

University of Stirling,

 Call for Papers

To ‘locate’ means to establish, place, or situate, but also to discover, to settle, and to orient. Where, when, and how do we ‘locate’ James Hogg, be it culturally, politically, linguistically, geographically, or in respect of period, genre, or style?  How do we position Hogg’s writing and reputation in current and historical debates about nation, tradition and identity, or within the work of other writers, past and present? What does his restless preoccupation with matters of origin, tradition and locality reveal about our own situatedness (or lack of it) as readers and critics? 

The James Hogg Society invites proposals for 20-minute papers and 90-minute panels on the theme of ‘locating James Hogg’.

Abstracts of 300 words should be sent, by 31 January 2017, to

Conference Team:
Suzanne Gilbert
Duncan Hotchkiss
Adrian Hunter
Barbara Leonardi

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Book Launch: James Hogg Exhibition

Walking with James Hogg:
The Ettrick Shepherd’s Journeys through Scotland 

(Edinburgh University Press, 2016)

Ettrick Valley
(former Ettrick School) TD7 5JA
Sunday August 14th, 3 pm

All Welcome

(names / numbers to

Come and join the author, Bruce Gilkison from New Zealand,
a great-great-grandson of James Hogg.  He will discuss his ancestor’s remarkable travels through Scotland, starting in 1802, which he has followed over the past 2 years. And he’ll also discuss Hogg’s remarkable re-discovery in the past few decades, the beginning of a whole new journey in the 21st century.

No entry fee, but Donations to the Exhibition are always welcome.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Open Invitation to the James Hogg Exhibition

James Hogg (The Ettrick Shepherd) Exhibition
 Opening Times for 2016

From the 1st of June until the end of September

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday afternoons between 2 & 5 p.m.  

Location: the former Ettrick Primary School

For more information or group bookings outwith these times
Call  01750-62259.

Copyright Daphne Jackson (Mrs)