Scottish Studies

Interim chair of the interdepartmental group - Ronald Sunter (327 MacKinnon, Ext. 3021/3888) (E-mail:

Core Faculty
Elizabeth Ewan - Associate Professor, History
Alan D. Filewod - Professor, Drama
Catherine Kerrigan - Professor, English
Linda L. Mahood - Assistant Professor, History
Mary H. Rubio - Associate Professor, English
Gilbert A. Stelter - Professor, History
Ronald M. Sunter - Associate Professor, History

Committee for the Scottish Studies Interdepartmental Group:
Christine Bold - Associate Professor, English
Jock B. Buchanan-Smith - Professor, Animal and Poultry Science
Ward Chesworth - Professor, Land Resource Science
Jim Cooper - Centre for Toxicology
Kenneth W. Graham - Professor, English
Ramon Hathorn - Associate Professor, French
Hugh MacCrimmon - Professor Emeritus, Zoology
Leslie E. Marshall - Associate Professor, English
Gerta Moray - Assistant Professor, Art History
David R. Murray - Professor, History
J.B.M. 'Hamish' Rattray - Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
W. Stanford Reid - Professor Emeritus, History
Tim Sauer - Head of Collections, Library
Carole Stewart - Dean of Arts
M. Elizabeth Waterston - Professor Emeritus, English

Associated Graduate Faculty
Edward J. Cowan - Professor, University of Glasgow
Thomas M. Devine - Professor, University of Strathclyde
Michael Lynch - Professor, University of Edinburgh

The Interdepartmental Group in Scottish Studies was established to co-ordinate graduate studies in the history, literature and culture of Scotland and of Scottish settlements in Canada. Students interested in working in this field register in the department dealing with the discipline in which their particular interest lies.    Special emphasis is, at the present time, laid on Scottish history from the 14th to the early 20th century, Scottish migrations and settlement in Canada, and Scottish and Scottish-Canadian literature. Research areas include:    The core of the program is focused on research and the writing of a thesis. However, each MA student may be required to demonstrate a general knowledge of the field in an examination before proceeding to research. At the present time a PhD program is offered only in the Department of History, which is part of the Tri-University PhD Program in History. Please see the separate listing in this calendar for details.
   Each year the program hosts a spring and a fall Scottish Studies Colloquium at which students are encouraged to present papers. Students are also encouraged to participate in the presentation of papers and workshops for the general public.
   The library contains one of the largest collections of Scottish material outside Scotland, including both printed materials on Scottish and Scottish-Canadian topics and a large amount of manuscript source material in the form of letters and business documents. Collections include the Ewen Graham collection of correspondences amounting to some 12,000 letters (1750-1840); Scottish chapbooks; Covenanting, Jacobite and Disruption pamphlets; the Campbell of Monzie papers; the letters of the Campbells of Kildonan; a collection of first editions from the Foulis Press; 19th- and 20th-century novels; and a number of collections of papers donated by families in the Guelph area.
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