Guelph Series in Scottish Studies

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About the Series

The Guelph Series in Scottish Studies is the Centre's flagship book-publication venture. The first volume in this series of peer-reviewed essay collections was published in 2009. Volumes in the series are focused on a particular theme in Scottish historical or cultural studies and may be purchased through the Centre for Scottish Studies.  At this time, we are taking purchase requests by email.

Upcoming Volumes

Gender and Mobility in Scotland and Abroad (Guelph Series in Scottish Studies 4)

This next instalment in the Guelph Series in Scottish Studies will explore themes of movement, migration and mobility, including the navigation of social boundaries and identities, through the particular lens of gender.

The volume is being edited by Dr Elizabeth Ewan, Dr Sierra Dye, and Alica Glaze.


Previous Volumes

MacDonald, S. and D. MacLeod (eds).  Keeping the Kirk: Scottish religion at home and in the Diaspora (Guelph Series in Scottish Studies 3) Guelph: Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies, 2014.

Covering more than five centuries of Scottish history, this collection documents the diverse and influential role of Scottish Christianity in both Scotland and as part of the nation's global diaspora. With work from established and new scholars, Keeping the Kirk confronts Christianity's interactions with gender, race, language, and education, among other themes. This third volume in the Guelph Series in Scottish Studies asks new questions about Scottish religion while providing a number of thought-provoking answers.  ​


  • Alison More, "Preaching, Reform and Catholic Identity in Sixteenth-Century Scotland: The Case of Johannes Royardus"
  • Janay Nugent, "'The Mistresse of the Family hath a speciall hand': Family, Women, Mothers and the Establishment of a 'godly community of Scots'"
  • R.L. Robertson, "Religious Networks and Scottish Missions in the British Atlantic World"
  • Daniel W. MacInness, "The Legacy of 'Heather Priests' in Eastern Canada"
  • Barbara Murison, "Children of the Scottish Enlightenment? The Cultural Baggage of Early Nova Scotia Ministers"
  • Darren Tierney, "'I was in Prison and you came to visit me': Establishing a Scottish Catholic Prison Mission, 1845-c.1890"
  • Iain Whyte, "'Send Back the Money!' - The Free Church of Scotland in hot water 1845-1847"
  • Kenneth Baxter, "Gender, Militant Protestantism and Local Politics in Interwar Scotland"
  • Stuart Macdonald, "Loss of Memory in the Diaspora: the debate around the relocation of the statue of Margaret Wilson at Knox College, Toronto"

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Campbell, J. A. Campbell, E. Ewan and H. Parker (eds.). The Shaping of Scottish Identities: Family, Nation and the Worlds Beyond (Guelph Series in Scottish Studies 2). Guelph: Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies, 2011.​

In 1994, T.C. Smout pointed to the concentric loyalties which go to make up the identity of those who see themselves as Scottish. Building on the last decade of new research. The Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph continues this discussion in the second volume in the Guelph Series in Scottish Studies. This collection explores the multi-faceted construction of Scottish identities from the medieval to the modern era.


  • Michael Newton, Scotland’s Two Solitudes Abroad: Scottish Gaelic Immigrant Identity and Culture in North America
  • Rosalind Carr, Women, Presbyterianism and Political Agency: A Case-Study of the Anglo-Scottish Union
  • Graeme Morton, The Scottish nation of Jane Porter in her international setting
  • Daniel Travers, The Italian Job: Orcadian Identity and the legacy of its Prisoners of War
  • Elizabeth Ritchie, “A Palmful of Water for your Years”: Babies, Religion and Gender among Crofting Families in Scotland, 1800-1850
  • Kenneth Baxter, Identity, Scottish Women, and Parliament, 1918-1979
  • Katie Barclay, Sex, Identity and Enlightenment in the Long-Eighteenth Century
  • Katherine H. Terrell, Depicting Identity: Cartography, Chorography, and the Borders of Pre-Reformation Scotland
  • John Sherry, The Evolution of Scottish Protestant Identities in Stuart Ulster, 1603-1714

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Bueltmann, T., A. Hinson and G. Morton (eds.). Ties of Bluid, Kin and Countrie. Scottish Associational Culture in the Diaspora (Guelph Series in Scottish Studies 1). Guelph: Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies, 2009.

Whether for philantrophic, religious, or social purposes migrant Scots established a vast array of clubs, societies and institutions around the world. This helped to preserve a distinctive Scottish identity within newly adopted countries of residence. With examples from Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Engand and Northern Ireland, Ties of bluid, kin and countrie is the first volume of its kind to examine collectively these associations.


  • Marjory Harper, "Transplanted Identities"
  • R. J. Morris, "The Enlightenment and the Thistle"
  • Tanja Bueltmann, "Ethnic Identity, Sporting Caledonia and Respectability"
  • Graeme Morton, "Ethnic Identity in the Civic World of Scottish Associational Culture"
  • John Burnett, "Department of Help for Skint Scotsmen!"
  • S. Karly Kehoe, "Catholic Identity in the Diaspora"
  • Angela McCarthy, "The Scots' Society of St. Andrew, Hull, 1910-2001"

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