Talk at UNC: From Highlanders to Tar-Heels

Donovan Lounge Greenlaw Hall 


UNC-Chapel Hill 


Free admission 



Until the early 19th century, the Cape Fear of the Carolinas was home to the largest settlement of Gaelic-speaking Highlanders outside of Scotland. The earliest emigrants had been there almost half a century when the American Revolutionary War split and weakened the settlement. Yet, despite the historical importance of this community, it has attracted very little scholarly attention. This talk will provide an overview of the early history of the Scottish Highland community of North Carolina, discussing issues of language, identity, literary remains, and the reasons for emigration to North Carolina.

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  • Jacklyn C.

    Anyone up for Mediterranean deli afterwards?

    September 13

    • Ione l.

      Yes, maybe - I am sick but hope to be better!

      September 15

  • sandy

    Ionesco, I will meet you. What time, where?

    1 · September 13

    • Ione l.

      my house, 5:00 pm sharp!

      September 15

  • Ione l.

    Hooray! Tom, is this the same one you told me about? Parking should be good in the evening at the Hill Hall lot across from Memorial Hall and then walk down through campus, or a few blocks over in the city lot on Rosemary. We should carpool! All are welcome to meet at my house and then go over in one car. Blessings, IOne

    August 21

    • Tom

      Its at 5:30 but i may not get out of work til then. I wont really know until monday afternoon. Are we meeting at ione's?

      September 13

    • Ione l.

      everyone is welcome to meet at my house at 5:00 and we can drive over and attempt to park. Cameron AVe is the generic address for campus, but Greenlaw Bldg is way south of there, by the Pit & STudent Stores closer to South Street and the Bell Tower. I will cruise by there this morning and scope it out.

      September 15

  • Jacklyn C.

    Hey Tom, I will just be finishing up in Durham and will have to head straight over. I'll see you guys there.

    September 13

  • Ione l.

    Looking at the map, Greenalw is right in front of the Student Stores by the Pit ... if it's possible to park in the Bell Tower lot in the evening, that would be much closer. I will check it out.

    August 21

  • Tom

    Awesome -- any parking suggestions?

    August 21

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