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A question that has driven much of my research is: Who belongs to the Scottish diaspora? I am often struck by the ease with which historians have used the term ‘diaspora’ to unconsciously create illusions of community among migrants from the same country, but who otherwise share nothing in common. 1,563 more words
The sixth of April is designated as Tartan Day in PEI and was celebrated in style this year by the Belfast Historical Society.
St. John’s Presbyterian Church on the Garfield Road in Belfast entertained a great crowd of lovers of all things Scots with various bits and swaths of tartan seen on audience members and performers alike. 388 more words
Cryptography concerns the securing of information, often during communication, by translating messages into cipher or code. Ciphering has always been considered vital for diplomatic and military secrecy—the Bible is replete with examples of ciphering, and many figures throughout history have written in ciphers, including Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, Mary Queen of Scots, and Louis XIV. 14 more words
I talked about possibly having a procedure to help my eyesight in a recent post. I wanted to kind of update everybody and give you some background.