Papers on nineteenth and twentieth century Scotland by
Dr Sarah Sharp, Dr Don Nerbas & Dr James Fraser

The Jill Mackenzie Lecture
Dr Catriona M.M. Macdonald
Reader in Late Modern Scottish history
at the University of Glasgow


12:00 -12:30 pm   Registration & Coffee

12:30 - 1:15 pm   Dr. Sarah Sharp: Terror-haunted: Scottish Literature and the Long Shadows of the Resurrection Men

1:15 - 2:00 pm    Dr. Don Nerbas: Cape Breton Coal and the Scottish Trajectories of Canadian Capitalism


2:30 - 3:15 pm   Dr. James Fraser: An insult to the whole Highland race in Canada: Scottish Highlanders, the Gaelic language and the Parliament of Canada, 1867-1891

3:15 - 4:30   Dr. Catriona M. M. MacDonald — Jill Mackenzie Lecture: From Buchan to Prebble: popular literature in the twentieth century and the making of Scotland historical

Dr. Sharp is a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand; her presentation will concern the perspectives of Scottish migrants in Australasia, the USA and Canada on dying abroad.

Donald Nerbas (McGill). Dr Nerbas is the new Chair in Canadian-Scottish Studies at McGill University, with particular expertise in Canadian economic and social history. His presentation will serve as an introduction to his work and to his vision for growing Canadian-Scottish Studies at McGill, and he is looking forward to meeting people in southern Ontario interested in Scottish Canadian history.

Catriona Macdonald (Glasgow). Dr Macdonald is Reader in Late Modern Scottish History at the University of Glasgow, with expertise in Scottish society, politics and literature since 1832. Her publications include The Radical Thread: Political Change in Scotland, Paisley Politics, 1885-1924 (2000) and Whaur Extremes Meet: Scotland's Twentieth Century (2009). Her 2017 Jill McKenzie Lecture had to be postponed owing to illness, and we are delighted that she is able to join us this April.

James Fraser holds the Scottish Studies Foundation Chair at the University of Guelph. Prior to that, James was a Senior Lecturer in Early Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of From Caledonia to Pictland: Scotland to 795 (Edinburgh University Press, 2009); The Roman Conquest of Scotland: the Battle of Mons Graupius AD 84 (Tempus Publishing, 2005); and The Battle of Dunnichen 685 (Tempus Publishing, 2002). He has extensive teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level, and is also a graduate of the University of Guelph (MA '99).

Registration is $25 for Scottish Studies Foundation members and for early-bird registrants on or before March 31, 2016 after which the price increases to $30. A student rate of $10 is available. Click here to register online. Click here to register by mail. For more information please contact:

Scottish Studies Office
MacKinnon Building, Room 253
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
Tel: 519-824-4120 ext 53209

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