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The Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph is the oldest and most eminent academic unit 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 was founded in 1968 and we are proud to host the  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 and we look forward to the many exciting things the future may have in store!

Our Faculty

Dr James E. Fraser - Chair of Scottish Studies, Professor of History
Dr Elizabeth Ewan - Professor of History

Dr Linda Mahood - Professor of History
Dr Kevin James - Professor of History

Contact Us

The Centre for Scottish Studies office is located in room 1008 of the MacKinnon Extension, in the Department of History. Volunteer 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: Mariah Hudec & Lisa Baer-Tsarfati

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

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