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Graduate Studies

Scottish Studies

The University of Guelph is internationally rec­ognized for a distinguished Scottish Studies graduate program. Along with the Department of History, there are several academic units with scholars and students studying Scottish topics in them. Mentoring a strong cohort of inspired leaders sustains a bright future for the Scottish Studies program.   

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Research Spotlight

Amy is a PhD candidate in Scottish History. "My research is focused on Viking stories and Pictish monuments. Using an interdisciplinary approach, including studies in material culture, cultural theory, and literature, I explore early modern interpretations of Scotland's ancient past."  Amy Beingessner

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Dylan is a distinguished MA student in Scottish History, who began in fall 2021. A 2021 graduate in Honours History and winner of the W.S. Reid Undergraduate Thesis Prize, Dylan brings a unique perspective to the broad influence of Scottish culture. My research will focus on the interconnectedness of the Scottish diaspora in Australia and New Zealand, and its role in shaping the broader identity of the global Scot and the unique reproduction of Scottish identity in distant colonies. The resources and reputation of the Centre for Scottish Studies made it a natural choice to pursue this area of study.”  Dylan Parry-Lai, 

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Wilda is an MA student in Scottish History, who began in fall 2021, working with Dr. Kevin James. Wilda is the co-nominee of the 2021 Edward Stewart Scholarship in Scottish Studies, recognizing an outstanding academic record as an incoming graduate student. "My research will focus on leisure activities in non-combat areas during wartime, specifically: Wartime Golf in Scotland: 1914 to 1918. The research will explore home front leisure at this time and place, with a focus on golf and its place in the cultures of recreation and sport. My main research interests are the history of sport, the history of Scotland, and histories of home fronts during wartime."  Wilda Thumm

Pictured: Wilda Thumm © Wilda Thumm, 2021