Welcome to this special episode of SAHA Global Conversations, a podcast by the Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance. SAHA for short. Join us on a global journey about poetry, Burns and of course Burns Night.

January 25th is a special date, it is the day we raise a toast to the immortal words of Burns. Many will enjoy an evening filled with a classic combination of haggis, neeps, tatties, some reciting of poetry, and maybe even a wee dram to celebrate the poet. Professor Çiğdem Balim is no stranger to the celebration, in fact, she is co-organising a very special Burns Night in Fethiye, Turkey. .

Professor Balim is Emerita Distinguished Senior Scholar Center for the Study of the Middle East SGIS, Indiana University. She  previously worked as Director of Language Instruction

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