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Conference - Ian Hamilton: Little Fields, Long Horizons

Posted on Wednesday, 7th June 2017

This two-day symposium will explore new critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Scottish poet, artist and avant-gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006).
Susan Stewart, Princeton University
Stephen Bann, University of Bristol
Drew Milne, University of Cambridge

University of Edinburgh 13-14 July 2017, with an associated event at Little Sparta, 15 July.
Supported by the British Academy.
For programme and event details, and to register, see our symposium website

As Ian Hamilton Finlay’s reputation worldwide continues to grow a decade after his death, we wish to ask searching questions about the boundaries of his practice, its philosophical, political and cultural dimensions, and its legacies and affinities across a range of media, disciplines and geographical boundaries. A number of attendees will also have the chance to visit Finlay’s poet’s garden at Little Sparta in the Pentland Hills for an event in its new workshop space.

Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

To register, and for up-to-date event details visit our website:

Contact details for further information:



The CFP for the symposium has closed and registration is now open at the following link: