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The Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph is the leading academic unit (and the oldest!) in North America to carry out research, graduate training and teaching on Scottish history and Scottish culture, with special emphasis on the history of the Scottish Canadian community. Our Graduate Program dates from the 1960s, as does our Scottish Studies Colloquium, a public day conference held twice each year for the presentation of current research by graduate students and scholars from Scotland, Canada and elsewhere around the world.

We began publishing Scottish Tradition in 1971, which was relaunched as the International Review of Scottish Studies in 2003.  The IRSS is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal and has been publishing as an open access journal since 2006.

In 2004, the Scottish Studies Foundation endowed the position of Chair of Scottish Studies. This was a singular achievement of fundraising and generosity by the Scottish Canadian community which gave us a new lease of life. Both our past and our present international reputation give us pride as we prepare to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2018!

Our Faculty

Dr James E. Fraser - Chair of Scottish Studies, Director of the Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies, Professor of History

Dr Elizabeth Ewan - University Research Chair, Professor of History

Dr Kevin James - Professor of History

Dr Linda Mahood - Professor of History

Contact Us

The Centre for Scottish Studies office on campus is located in room 1008 of the MacKinnon Extension, in the Department of History. Staffing on a regular, but not a full-time, basis is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Scottish Studies Foundation. Visitors are welcome, although it is important to telephone or e-mail in advance to confirm our opening hours on the day of your visit. A collection of Scottish Studies theses completed at the Centre is kept in the office and the Scottish Studies Archival Collection is held at the McLaughlin Library.

Current Office Staff: Chelsea Hartlen & Mariah Hudec

Centre for Scottish Studies
University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd E
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
(519) 824-4120 x 53209

Social Media

We share regular news about the Centre, Scottish history tidbits and events tied to Scottish heritage and scholarship.

Centre for Scottish Studies on Facebook: Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies

Centre for Scottish Studies on Twitter: @ScottishStudies