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2018 Spring Colloquium

April 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm2:00 pm

Featuring the annual Jill McKenzie Lecture,  From Buchan to Prebble: popular literature in the twentieth century and the making of Scotland’s historical narrative, presented by Dr. Catriona Macdonald, University of Glasgow and welcoming our special guests: Dr. Donald Nerbas, Chair in Canadian-Scottish Studies McGill University and Dr. Sarah Sharp, University of Otago, New Zealand.


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.


In addition, Dr James E. Fraser, Chair of Scottish Studies and Director of the Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, will present a paper will be on images of Highlanders and the use of Gaelic in the Canadian houses of Parliament in the Macdonald era.


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
Email: scottish@nulluoguelph.ca



April 14, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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University of Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies


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