University Research Chair and Professor
Ph.D. Edinburgh University, 1985
B.A. Queen's University, 1979
University of Guelph, Department of History, 1988-
University of Victoria 1986-1988
University of Western Ontario 1985-1986
Medieval and Early Modern Scotland
Scottish Urban History
History of Crime in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland
Scottish Women's History - visit the Women in Scottish History Website www.uoguelph.ca/wish
Areas of Research for Graduate Supervision
Gender and Crime in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland
Medieval British Isles
Pre-1600 Scottish and English Towns
Medieval and Early Modern British Women
Scotland to c. 1600
Currrent Graduate Students and Postdocs 2012-13
Cathryn Spence SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow 'Gender and Credit in Early Modern Scotland'
Alice Glaze PhD 2012- 'Gender and Community in Seventeenth-Century Canongate'
Caitlin Holton PhD 2011- 'Masculinity in Medieval Scotland'
Sierra Dye PhD 2010-'Women's Speech and the Witchhunt'
Dan MacLeod (co-advisor) PhD 2008- 'Catholicism and the Reformation in Glasgow'
Sean Grant MA 2012- Maritime Law in Early Modern Scotland
Emily Compton (co-advisor) MA 2012- 'Women and Crime in Medieval Scotland'
Kate Zubzcyk MA 2011- 'Government and Society in Late Medieval Shetland''
Heather Parker PhD 2012 Marriage Contracts in Scotland 1450-1600
Alex Logue MA 2011 Gender and Space in Medieval London
Janine van Vliet MA 2011 Border Families and Government in Early Modern Scotland
Caitlin Holton MA 2011 Masculinity in Medieval Scotland
Krsytle Borsa MA 2011 Women and Assault in Kirkcudbright c.1600-1650
Books and Edited Works
J.A. Campbell, E, Ewan and H. Parker eds The Shaping of Scottish Identities: Family, Nation, and the Worlds Beyond. Guelp: Centre for Scottish Studies, 2011
Audrey-Beth Fitch The Search for Salvation: Lay Faith in Scotland, 1480-1560. ed Elizabeth Ewan Edinburgh: Birlinn Press, 2009.
co-edited with J. Nugent. Finding the Family in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.
co-edited with S. Dunnigan. "Transformative Disorder: Scotland 1550-1650." A special issue of Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Reforme 30, no. 4 (2008).
co-edited with S. Innes. S Reynolds, and R. Pipes. The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006, 2007.
co-edited with Maureen Meikle. Women in Scotland c. 1100 - c. 1750. East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 1999, 2000. http://atrium.lib.uoguelph.ca/xmlui/handle/10214/1610/browse?type=title
Townlife in Fourteenth-Century Scotland. Edinburgh University Press, 1990, 1992.
'The Family in Early Modern Scotland' in The Oxford Companion to Modern Scottish History eds T.M. Devine and J, Wormald. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012
'Hamperit in ane hony came': Sights, Sounds and Smells in the Medieval Town' in A History of Everyday Life in Medieval Scotland, 1000 to 1600 eds E.J. Cowan and L. Henderson. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011, 109-44
"Disorderly Damsels? Women and Interpersonal Violence in Pre-Reformation Scotland." Scottish Historical Review 89, no. 2 (October 2010): 153-71.
"A New Trumpet? The History of Women in Scotland 1300-1700." History Compass 7, no. 2 (March, 2009), 431-46 .
"'Tongue You Lied': The Role of the Tongue in Rituals of Public Penance in Late Medieval Scotland." In The Hands of the Tongue: Essays on Deviant Speech, edited by E.D. Craun. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2007, 115-36
'Late Medieval Scotland: A Study in Contrasts' in Companion to Medieval Scottish Poetry eds P, Bawcutt and J. Hadley Williams. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2006, 19-33.
"'To the Longer Liver': Provisions for the Dissolution of the Marital Economy in Scotland 1470-1550." In The Marital Economy in Scandinavia and Britain 1400-1900, edited by M. Agren and A.L. Erickson. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, 191-206.
"Mistresses of Themselves? Female Domestic Servants and By-Employments in Sixteenth-Century Scottish Towns." In Domestic Service and the Formation of European Identity, edited by A. Fauve-Chamoux. Bern: Peter Lang, 2004, 411-33.
'The Dangers of Manly Women: Late Medieval Perceptions of Female Heroism in the Second War of independence' in Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Literature eds C. Dunnigan et al Palgrave Macmillan 2004, 3-18
"Alison Rough: A Woman's Life and Death in Sixteenth-century Edinburgh." Women's History Magazine 45 (2003): 4-13.
"'Divers Injurious Words': Defamation and Gender in Late Medieval Scotland." In History, Literature and Music in Medieval Scotland, edited by R.A. McDonald. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002, 63-86.
"Crime or Culture? Women and Daily Life in Late Medieval Scotland." In Twisted Sisters: Women, Crime and Deviance in Scotland Since 1400, edited by Y. Brown and R. Ferguson. East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 2002, 117-36.
co-authored with S. Rigby. "Government, Power and Authority 1300-1540." In The Cambridge Urban History of Britain 600-1450, edited by D. Palliser. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
"Mons Meg and Merchant Meg: Women in Later Medieval Edinburgh." In Freedom and Authority: Scotland c. 1050- c. 1650, edited by D. Ditchburn and T. Brotherstone. East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 2000, 131-42.
"Women's History in Scotland: towards an Agenda." Innes Review 46 (Autumn 1995): 155-64.
"Scottish Portias: Women in the Courts in Mediaeval Scottish Towns." In Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 3 (1992): 27-43. Available online at: http://www.erudit.org/revue/jcha/1992/v3/n1/031043ar.pdf
"The Community of the Burgh in the Fourteenth Century" in The Scottish Medieval Town eds M. Lynch et al. Edinburgh: John Donald Press, 1988, 32-45
"Age of Bon-Accord: Aberdeen in the Fourteenth Century." In New Light on Medieval Aberdeen, edited by J. Smith. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1985.
SSHRC 2010-13 'Masculinities in Scotland c.1400-c1650'
Scouloudi Trust 2009 Search for Salvation
Scottish Government 2009 The Scottish Diaspora Forum (co-investigator)
Strathmartine Trust 2008 Search for Salvation
SSHRC 2004-8 'Interpersonal Violence in Scotland'
Strathmartine Trust, 2003,2004 Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (co-investigator)
Scottish Executive 2003 The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (co-investigator)
SSHRC 2000-4 'Defamation in Scotland'
Heritage Ministry 1996 'Scots and Aboriginal Culture' (Co-investigator)
SSHRC 1992-5 'Integration of Women's History and Urban History in Scotland'
SSHRC 1988-90 'Women in Scotland'
SSHRC 1987-8 'Women in Scotland'
SHRCC 1986-7 'Scottish Towns in the Fifteenth Century'
2009 Honorary Patron, History Scotland
2008 Visiting Scholar, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University
2007 Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
2005 Distinguished Professor Award, University of Guelph
2003 Distinguished Teaching Award, Faculty Association, University of Guelph
2003 Distinguished Professor Award, University of Guelph
2002 College of Arts Teaching Award, University of Guelph
2001 Distinguished Professor Award, University of Guelph
1999 Royal Historical Society, David Berry Prize for Essay in Scottish History
1998 Visiting Fellow, International Social SciencesInstitute, University of Edinburgh
1993-4 Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge
1990 Visiting Fellow, Inst for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh
1983 Jeremiah Dalziel Prize in British History