Centre for Scottish Studies Spring Colloquium

 

Centre for Scottish Studies Spring Colloquium 2018 in Toronto April 14th

Debra Webster

In case you don’t have plans for this coming Saturday and are anywhere near Knox College, Toronto, you might consider attending the Spring Colloquium co-hosted by the Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph and Knox College. The colloquium will be held at Knox College, Toronto, on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

We welcome Dr. Catriona M. M. Macdonald (Glasgow), who will give the Jill Mackenzie Lecture, Dr. Don Nerbas (McGill), Dr. Sarah Sharp (South Carolina) and Scottish Studies Chair and Director, Dr. James Fraser.

Registration is $30. A student rate of $10 is available. Online registration is now up and running, courtesy of the Scottish Studies Foundation.

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Dr. Sarah Sharp is a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is currently at the University of South Carolina as a Fulbright Scholar. Her presentation will concern the perspectives of Scottish migrants in Australasia, the USA and Canada on dying abroad.

Dr. Donald Nerbas (McGill) is the new Chair in Canadian-Scottish Studies at McGill University, with particular expertise in Canadian economic and social history. His presentation will serve as an introduction to his work and to his vision for growing Canadian-Scottish Studies at McGill, and he is looking forward to meeting people in southern Ontario interested in Scottish Canadian history.

Dr. Catriona Macdonald (Glasgow) is a Reader in Late Modern Scottish History at the University of Glasgow, with expertise in Scottish society, politics and literature since 1832. Her publications include The Radical Thread: Political Change in Scotland, Paisley Politics, 1885-1924 (2000) and Whaur Extremes Meet: Scotland’s Twentieth Century (2009). Her 2017 Jill McKenzie Lecture had to be postponed, and we are delighted that she is able to join us this April.

 

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