A glass will be raised to the British pub and Scottish national identity during two Great Britain Semester presentation on Friday, Sept. 9.
Dr. David W. Gutzke, a professor of modern British history at Missouri State University, will present “Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: The Survival of the British Pub” at 9 a.m. in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. He will discuss how the traditional pub is undergoing a metamorphosis, leading to the creation of newer types of drinking establishments.
At noon, Gutzke will offer “Mud Sweat and Beers: Soccer, Beer and National Identity in Scotland.” He will examine how masculinity, drinking in pubs and football have become a revered trinity in Scotland.
Both presentations are free and open to the public.