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Enlightenment in a Smart City

23rd Mar 2019  •  4:45PM – 5:45PM  •  Mitchell Library

Murray Pittock in conversation with Alistair Braidwood.

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Murray Pittock is Bradley Professor at the University of Glasgow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Royal Historical Society. His latest book is a study of enlightenment in Edinburgh like no other.
In a journey packed with evidence and incident, he explores various civic networks – such as the newspaper and printing businesses, the political power of the gentry and patronage networks, as well as the pub and coffeehouse life – as drivers of cultural change.
His analysis reveals that the attributes of civic development, which lead to innovation and dynamism, were at the heart of what made Edinburgh a smart city of 1700.
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The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN
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