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Special Events

Events and Public Lectures

The Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies organizes a number of special events and public lectures each year. Speakers are scholars of Scottish history including graduate students from the Centre and the University of Guelph, faculty members, local researchers and visiting scholars. The Centre is proud to be able to host events in partnership with groups who seek to promote the preservation and study of Scottish culture and heritage, including clan and Scottish societies. Members of the public are welcome to attend all of our events. 

Prospective speakers interested in giving a talk are invited to contact the office with their proposal. 

Fall 2023 Events

St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto Virtual Lecture Series

Voyages to Scotland and Scots Voyaging Abroad: Histories of Travel

Join us online this fall for a series of fascinating lectures focused on Historical Travels in Scotland & Scottish Travellers Abroad, featuring international experts sharing their insights.

Register for free on Eventbrite (details and registration links below). 

Featured Speakers:

Tuesday 19 September 2023, 12:00-1:00pm (EDT)
Dr. Gareth Roddy
Enchantment at the Edge: Phantom islands and mythical lands at the Atlantic periphery
Eventbrite - Details and Registration (19 September 2023)

Tuesday 26 September 2023, 12:00-1:00pm (EDT)
Prof. Daniel Maudlin, Dr. Vaughn Scribner and Theresa Mackay (moderated by Prof. Kevin James) 
The Scottish Inn: Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Eventbrite - Details and Registration (26 September 2023)

Tuesday 3 October 2023, 12:00-1:00pm (EDT)
Dr. Ingibjörg Ágústsdóttir
Isobel Wylie Hutchison and Iceland
Eventbrite - Details and Registration (3 October 2023)

The Centre for Scottish Studies is deeply grateful to the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto for its longstanding support of our students and lecture programmes.


Past Events

On 3 April 2023, the Center for Scottish Studies, along with Archival & Special Collections hosted the launch of the Jacobite Exhibit, Truth or Treason? Sources for the Study of the Jacobites

The exhibit will be on display in the Exhibit Gallery, Archival & Special Collections, McLaughlin Library (2nd floor) until 1 March, 2024. 

Online version of the Jacobite Exhibit and Collection

Truth or Treason Jacobite Exhibit Intro Video


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