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Centre for Scottish Studies


The Interdepartmental Group in Scottish Studies was established to co-ordinate graduate studies in the history, literature and culture of Scotland and 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, e.g. English, History. Special emphasis is at present laid on Scottish history from the 14th to the early 20th century, Scottish migrations and settlement in Canada, and Scottish and Scottish-Canadian literature.


Faculty's research areas and areas of interest include:

  • medieval and early modern history
  • Scottish-Canadian and migrant literature
  • literature of Renaissance Scotland
  • economic and social history of the 18th to the early 20th century
  • women in medieval and modern Scotland
  • patterns of settlement in Canada, particularly Ontario

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