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XIIIth SFEEc international conference

The SFEEc (Société Française d'Études Écossaises), with the ASLS and the CRIT (EA3224) organizes its Annual International Conference, from the 17th to the 19th October 2013 at the University of Besançon

"And then a queer thought came to her there in the drookèd fields, that nothing endured at all, nothing but the land she passed across, tossed and turned and perpetually changed below the hands of the crofter folk since the oldest of them had set the Standing Stones by the loch of Blawearie and climbed there on their holy days and saw their terraced crops ride brave in the wind and sun. Sea and sky and the folk who wrote and fought and were learnéd, teaching and saying and praying, they lasted but as a breath, a mist of fog in the hills, but the land was forever, it moved and changed below you, but was forever, you were close to it and it to you, not at a bleak remove it held you and hurted you. And she had thought to leave it all!"

[Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, (1932), Edinburgh, Canongate Classics, 1999, p. 119.]