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Completed Theses and Dissertations

PhD Dissertations

2019
Shayna Devlin
“Whatever the world admires in a prince.” Robert Stewart, duke of Albany: Power, Politics, and Family in Late Medieval Scotland 
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2018
Marian Toledo Candelaria
From Reformed Barbarian to Saintly King: Literary Portrayals of King Malcolm III Canmore (r. 1058-93) in Scottish Historical Narratives, c. 1100 - 1449
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2017
Alice Glaze
Women’s Networks of Family, Work, Support and Slander in Canongate, 1600-1660
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Caitlin Holton
Masculine Identity in Medieval Scotland: Gender, Ethnicity, and Regionality
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2016
Sierra Dye
'Devilische Wordis': Speech as Evidence in Scotland's Witch Trials, 1563-1736
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2014
Katie McCullough
Building the Highland Empire: The Highland Society of London and the Formation of Charitable Networks in Great Britain and Canada, 1778-1857
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
2013
Daniel MacLeod
Servants to St. Mungo: The Church in Sixteenth-Century Glasgow
Drs. Elizabeth Ewan and Peter Goddard, advisors
 
2012
Heather Parker
"In all Gudly Haste": The Formation of Marriage in Scotland, c. 1350-1600
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2011
Kris Gies
Amateur Soldiering in Industrial Britain: The Early Territorial Force in Glasgow, 1908-1914
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
Andrew Hinson
Urban Scots: Toronto's Scottish Community and Identity in the Hebrides, 1793-1843
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
Elizabeth M. J. Ritchie
The Faith of the Crofters: Christian Identity in the Hebrides, 1793-1843
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
2005
J. R. D. Falconer
Community, Conflict and Control: The Burgh of Aberdeen, c.1542-c.1603
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2004
Janay Nugent
Marriage Matters: Evidence from the Kirk Session Records of Scotland c.1560-1650
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2002
Scott Moir
‘Some Godlie, Wyse and Vertious Gentilmen’: The Justices of the Peace, Community and State Formation in Scotland, 1587-1660’
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
1998
Scott McLean
Literature to Instruct, Amuse and Entertain: The Cheap Literature Movement in Scotland, 1768-1845
Dr. Linda Mahood, advisor
 
1997
Stuart MacDonald
Threats to a Godly Society: The Witch-Hunt in Fife, Scotland 1560-1710
Dr. Ronald Sunter, advisor
 
Andrew Nicholls
The Sovereign of All These Isles: British Kingcraft and British Civil Policies Under the Early Stuarts
Dr. Donna Andrew, co-advisor
 
1993
R. Andrew McDonald
Kings and Princes in Scotland: Aristocratic Interactions in the Anglo-Norman Era
Drs. E. J. Cowan and Elizabeth Ewan, advisors
 
1990
Michael Vance
Emigration and Scottish Society: The Background of Three Government Assisted Emigrations to Upper Canada, 1815-1921
Dr. Ronald Sunter, advisor
 
1989
John Cassidy
The Quest for Godly Rule: Church and State in Scotland, 1560-1651
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
Brian Mearns
Developments within the Evangelical Movement of the Northern Highlands of Scotland, 1750-1860
Dr. Ronald Sunter, advisor
 
1988
Ben Short
The Political Philosophy of the Cameronian Covenanters, 1680-1689
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
1986
Elizabeth Morgan
Visions of Improvement: Fergus, Canada West 1833-1863
Dr. Gilbert Stelter, advisor
 
1984
Stewart Gill
A Scottish Divine on the Frontier of Upper Canada: The Reverend William Proudfoot and the United Secession Mission
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
David G. Mullan
Episcopacy in Scotland: The History of an Idea, 1560-1638
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
1983
David Howie
Archbishop James Betoun II and Scottish Diplomacy in the Age of the Counter-Reformation
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
1976
Robert Dereksen
Scotland’s Involvement in the Revolt of the Netherlands, 1572-1603
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 
Janet Fyfe
Scotland and Risorgimento
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 
J. Sabean
The Biblical Exegesis of John Mair of Haddington: A Study in Scholastic Methodology
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 
1973
Colin Bain
The Social Impact of Kirkcaldy’s Industrial Revolution, 1810-1876
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 

MA Major Research Papers and Theses

2020
Persephone Seale
Narrative Ambiguity, Bodily Uncertainty, and Community Involvement: Infanticide in Seventeenth-Century Scotland (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2019
Brendan Egan
"Bore by discent and by title of right, justly to reigne in England and in Fraunce": Literature Directed at English Kings During the Hundred Years War (Thesis)
Dr. Susannah Ferreira and Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, co-advisors
 
Fergus Maxwell
Seizing the Horizon: Co-Operative Tourism and the Production of Picturesque Space
Dr. Kevin James and Dr. Pam Perkins, co-advisors
 
2018
Devon Sherwood
Like Mother, Like Daughter: Sixteenth-Century Scottish Perspectives on Marie de Guise and Mary Stuart (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Brin Thomson>
Gender, Domestic Service and Great Households in Late Medieval and Early Modern England (Thesis)
Dr. Susannah Ferreira and Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, co-advisors
 
Amy Poole
"There are Few Things More Powerful Than Destiny": Gender, Power and Foresight in The Sagas of the Icelanders (Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries) (Thesis)
Dr. James Fraser and Dr. Christine Eckholst, co-advisors
 
2017
Jessica Lees
Conjuring the Devil: Accusations of Witchcraft and the Reclamation of Masculinity in Early Modern Scotland (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Nick VanExan
Dispute Resolution in Early Medieval Ireland: Insights from Bricriu’s Feast and The Tale of Macc Da Thó’s Pig
Dr. James E. Fraser, advisor
 
2016
Nick Bridges
“Curious Caverns”: Cave Tourism in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Thesis)
Dr. Kevin James, advisor
 
Paige Walker
“Faith much Beyond her Sexe": Lady Eleanor Livingstone and Catholic Survival in post-Reformation Scotland (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2015
Sean Grant
Scotland and the Early Modern Naval Revolution, 1488-1603 (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Emily Pauw
Reports of Criminality: The Aberdeen Journal and the Presentation of Crime, 1845-1850 (Thesis)
Dr. Linda Mahood, advisor
 
Evan Tigchelaar
"[T]he Gospel According to St. Andrews": Golf and Tourism at the Seaside in Late Victorian Co. Donegal, Ireland (Thesis)
Dr. Kevin James, advisor
 
Andrew Webb
The Fountain of Faithful Reform: Contextualizing Educational Priorities in Reformation Scotland (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2013
Alexander Clay
"Travelling to Write Ireland and the Irish: Leitch Ritchie’s Reportorial and Picturesque Gaze (MRP)
Dr. Kevin James, advisor
 
Wade Cormack
Little Red and Black Books: Black's and Murray's Guidebooks to Scotland, 1850 to 1914 (Thesis)
Dr. Kevin James, advisor
 
Kate Zubczyk
'In Tymes Bygane': Navigating Between Norse Tradition and Scottish Authority in Sixteenth-Century Shetland (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2011
Krystle Borsa
’Guid Rehaviour of Toung and Hand’: Women and Assault in Kirkcudbright, 1606-1658 (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Mark Dorsey
The Voice of the People: The Loyal Reformers’ Gazette and the passing of the Scottish Reform Act 1832 (Thesis)
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University at Dundee), advisor
 
Monica Finlay
’Of all the places of holiday resort within the British Isles, commend me to Strathpeffer’: A Case Study of Spa Development and Destination Promotion in Victorian Scotland (Thesis)
Dr. Kevin James, advisor
 
Caitlin Holton
'With a Vertu and Leawté': Masculine Relationships in Medieval Scotland (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Megan Pickard
'Forsook the Evil of Her Ways, Loved Much, and Was Forgiven': The Interlacings of Mary Magdalene, Prostitution and Philanthropy in British Culture, 1840-1903 (Thesis)
Dr. Linda Mahood, advisor
 
Janine Van Vliet
The Maxwells in the West March: Local Authority and International Influence in the Sixteenth-Century Scottish Borders (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2010
Margaret McCallum
Personal Nationalism: Scottish Identity and the Songs of Carolina Oliphant, 1766-1845 (MRP)
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
Christopher Quinn
The Irish Villages at the1893 World's Columbian Exposition: Constructing, Consuming and Contesting Ireland in Chicago (Thesis)
Dr. Kevin James, advisor
 
2009
Stephen Cunneen

Always the Kings Men: Crown and Noble Relations in the Reign of Alexander III, 1249-86 (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Erica German
’The Castle is Tolerably Well Seen from the Top of the Coach’: Tracing the Royal Imprimatur from Balmoral and its Impact on the Touristic Development and Cultural Geography of ‘Royal Deeside,’ 1848-1922 (MRP)
Dr. Kevin James, advisor
 
Erin Grant
’The 'Skirl Girls' and the 'Jolly Boys': Femininity and Masculinity in Pipe Band Culture, 1930 to 2009 (MRP)
Drs. Linda Mahood and Graeme Morton, advisors
 
Jennifer Languay
The Enduring Patriot: William Wallace in Eighteenth-Century Popular Literature (MRP)
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
Katie McCullough
‘For the Good and Glory of the Whole’: Scoto-British Improvement in the Highlands, 1778-1822 (Thesis)
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
Ronald Morris
Public/Counter-Public:  The Press and Public Discourse in Scotland, 1642-1800 (MRP)
Dr. Donna Andrew, advisor
 
Amber Welton
Destruction in Civil War Scotland, 1638-1651 (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2008
Ryan Davidson
The Malleable Macbeth: Understanding the Evolving Image of an Obscure Medieval King (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Anna Jocsak
Changing Visions of Christian Charity: The Scottish Hospital, Twelfth Century to the Seventeenth Century (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Jill McMillan
Writer Heal Thyself: The New Moon, Patient Agency and the Crichton Royal Institution (Thesis)
Dr. Sophie Lachapelle, advisor
 
Shannon O’Connor
The St Andrew’s Society of Toronto: Scottish Associational Culture in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (MRP)
Dr. Kevin James, advisor
 
2007
Daniel MacLeod
‘My Hart Gevis Me to the Mes’: Scottish Catholicism at the Time of the Reformation (Thesis)
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
Doug Richmond
There is a Moral Wilderness Requiring Cultivation’: Religious and Social Regulation in Perth, Upper Canada, 1817-1827 (Thesis)
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
Katy Saffery
Chapbooks and Audiences: An Examination of Representations of Family in Scottish Chapbooks, 1801-1829 (MRP)
Drs Elizabeth Ewan and Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisors
 
Christopher Schmid
Border Leadership and Central Politics: The Local Context of Scottish Power Struggles, 1525-1552 (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan
 
Megan Selva
An Enlightened Antiquary? Sir Walter Scott, The Scottish Enlightenment and Antiquarianism, 1771-1832 (Thesis)
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
2006
Adrienne MacIntosh
The Role of Women in the Economy of the Canongate, 1569-1573 (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Jesse Scott
The Scottish Handloom Weavers, 1830-1850: Politics, Economics and Identity (Thesis)
Dr. Kevin James, advisor
 
Cathryn Spence
‘Given Up By Herself’: Women’s Wills in Late Sixteenth-Century Edinburgh (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2005
Andrew Bonnell
Past and Future Fears: Scotland and Catholic Emancipation (MRP)
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
Jordan Diacur
The Reign of King David I of Scotland, 1124-1153: Core and Periphery in the Remaking of a ‘Balanced’ Kingdom (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Derek Stenton
Inferiorism and the Scottish Enlightenment: The Problem of Lord Hailes (Thesis)
Dr. Graeme Morton (now at University of Dundee), advisor
 
2004
Ceri Allen
Royal Marriage as a Component of Thirteenth-Century Anglo-Scottish and Anglo-Welsh Relations (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2003
Michelle Lambe
Sin, Sex and Society: Bastardy on the Isle of Bute, 1750-1850 (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Chaya Morgenstern
‘Land, Laws and Ladies’: A Study of Women and Property in Late Medieval Edinburgh (1514-1528) (Thesis)
Drs. Elizabeth Ewan and Linda Mahood, advisors
 
Shara Spencer
‘Food and Drink for the Soul’: Chantries and their Founders in Late Medieval Aberdeen (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2002
Suzanne Thill
‘That the Scots Have Done and Suffered’: Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Identity Creation and Anti-Union Works, 1702-1707’ (MRP)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2001
J. Davies
Tobias Smollett, Principal Personage: An Example of a Scottish Intellectual’s Response to the Issue of National Identity in Eighteenth-Century Britain (MRP)
Dr. William Cormack, advisor
 
Natasha Kuran
Medical Practitioners and the Treatment of Disease in Eighteenth-Century Scotland (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Heather MacDonald
Cáin Adomnáin: The Familia Columbae and the Politics of Piety (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
2000
Renee Bornais
A Dubious Welcome: An ambivalent Acceptance: Representations of the Irish in Scottish Official Reports, 1836-1867 (Thesis)
Dr. Linda Mahood, advisor
 
1999
James E. Fraser
‘Like a Swan from a Raven’: The Evolution of the Historiographical Image of William Wallace (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
1998
Allison Rea
Sinners, Deviants, and Criminals: Social Control in Glasgow and Aberdeen, 1593-1626 (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
1997
Emily Ferguson
‘None to Judge, Fight or Plead’: An Introduction to Sir George Mackenzie’s Laws and Customs of Scotland in Matters Criminal (1678) (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Daniel Gwyn
The Elegant Historians: Scottish History During the Enlightenment (MRP)
Dr. Ronald Sunter, advisor
 
Ashleigh McLean
Borderlords: The Impact of Anglo-Scottish Border Magnates on Government 1341-1424 (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Janay Nugent
Servants’ Lives: Youth in Lowland Scotland, 1560-1650 (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Theresa Sorel
Scottish Cultural Nationalism, 1760-1832: The Highlandization of Scottish National Identity (Thesis)
Dr. Ronald Sunter, advisor
 
1996
David Fletcher
Marriage Dispensations in 15th Century Great Britain and Ireland: Regional Patterns and Dispensation Types (Thesis)
Dr. Rogers, advisor
 
Tracy O’Donnell
Political Centralization in Thirteenth-Century Scotland and Wales: A Comparative Study (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
1995
Patricia Bellamy
From Crofter to Farmer: The Emigration of Lewis Islanders to Huron Township, Bruce County (MRP)
Dr. Catharine Wilson, advisor
 
Stuart Clarkson
Probatissimi Authores: Researches on the Historical Sources of Boece’s Scotorum Historiae (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
William Hughey
The Decline of the Kindred in the Scottish Bloodfeud (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
Susan Mulley
‘Better to Lye in Company Nor in Ane Cold Bed’: Sexuality and the Attack on Popular Culture in Post-Reformation Scotland (Thesis)
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan, advisor
 
1993
George Brunsden
Satirizing the Upper Two Estates: Popular Literature and the Scottish Reformation (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
1992
Hugh Stewart
Clanship and Systemic Change in Early Modern Scotland during the Reign of James VI (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
George Young
Pictish Symbol Stones: A Socio-Historical Analysis of their Origin and Meaning (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
1991
Edward Milliner
The Decline of Popular Festivals in Pre-Reformation Scotland (Thesis)
Drs. E. J. Cowan and Elizabeth Ewan, advisors
 
C. Edward Rae
The Political Thought of Samuel Rutherford (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
1990
Scott McLean
The Atlantic Community: Norse-Celtic Culture and Relations in the High Middle Ages (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
1989
Atholl Gow
Prophetic Belief in Early Modern Scotland, 1560-1700 (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
Robert Mathieson
Health, Disease and Medicine in a Nineteenth-Century Highland Emigrant Community: A Case Study in Cape Breton Island (Thesis)
Dr. Ronald Sunter, advisor
 
1988
Linda Day
The Life and Political Career of David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
1986
Blair McGregor
Aberdeen and Conservatism: The Scottish Revolution, 1625-1650 (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
1985
Henry Gwozdowski
Power and Ideology, The Effects of Domestic Politics and Foreign Ideas on Constitutional Thought in Pre-Marian Scotland (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
Douglas Jolliffe
Totalitarianism and Sectarian Resistance, The Government and the Opposition in Scotland, 1643-1651 (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
1984
A.B. Mearns
The Role of the Presbyterian Ministers in the Northern Highlands During the Clearances (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
M.D. Schofield
James VI and Crown Policy Towards the Gaidhealtachdt, 1585-1625 (Thesis)
Dr. E. J. Cowan, advisor
 
1982
Stuart MacDonald
The ‘Last of Remedial Measures’: The Scottish Political Background to Crofter Colonization, 1880-1906 (Thesis)
Dr. Ronald Sunter, advisor
 
1980
M.B. Moir
The Motives of the Improvers of Lowland Estates, 1660-1850 (Thesis)
Dr. Ronald Sunter
 
1979
R. W. Vaudry
The Problem of Church-State Relations in the Disruption of the Church of Scotland, 1843 (Thesis)
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 
1978
J.A. Colvin
Scottish Emigration Societies (Thesis)
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 
M.L. Evans
John Ewen (1741-1821): Burgess of Aberdeen and Advocate of Reform (Thesis)
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 
R.B. Lewis
My Dear Brother: Alexander Carlyle, A Study of Scottish Emigration to Upper Canada (Thesis)
Dr. Evans, advisor
 
1971
W.D. Munson
Chalmers and Newman as Defenders of the Faith, 1832-1847 (Thesis)
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 
P. Yellin
Economic and Social Causes of the Emigration from Sutherland and Caithness, 1770-1830 (Thesis)
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 
1970
B. McLennan
The Reformation in the Burgh of Aberdeen: 1560-1572 (Thesis)
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 
1969
Michael Brown
The Reformation in Edinburgh: 1559-1651 (Thesis)
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 
1968
Hugh Stewart
The Scots at the Court of James I and King Charles I, 1603-1638 (Thesis)
Dr. W. S. Reid, advisor
 
1967
Robert C. Lee
The Canada Company, 1826-1853. A Study in Direction (Thesis)
Dr. Masters, advisor

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