THE SCOTTISH STUDIES FOUNDATION is a charitable organization dedicated to actively supporting the Scottish tradition in Canada at the academic level by raising the awareness of the Scottish heritage in Canada through various levels of education. As well as maintaining a Chair of Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, the Foundation funds academic scholarships in Scotland and Canada, publishes the annual scholarly journal International Review of Scottish Studies and sponsors and organizes Canadian and Scottish conferences and cultural events. Please click here for information on how you can help by donating to our cause. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
We are delighted that Dr. Kevin James has been appointed to the position of Scottish Studies Foundation Chair and Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies in the Department of History at the University of Guelph, effective June 1, 2020. The position was endowed by the Scottish Studies Foundation in 2004. More information here.
Representatives of the Scottish Studies Foundation are pictured above at the launch of the University of Guelph's Digitization Room which the Foundation heped fund. Read more about our activities over the past year in the Annual Endowment Report.
Thanks in part to funding from the Scottish Studies Foundation, the Scottish Chapbook Digital Humanities website provides unprecedented free online access to a hidden collection of over 600 chapbooks housed in Archival & Special Collections, as well as essays and exhibits to interpret and contextualize them. (Read more about chapbooks here.)
Back issues of our newsletter have been posted here.
The Sept/Oct 2011 issue of History Scotland featured an article about the Foundation co-authored by SSF Directors, John B. McMillan and David Hunter and includes many other items of particlar interest to Canadians. A transcript is available here.
Read, transcribe and enjoy old Scottish-Canadian diaries online. Details here.
All books in the Guelph series in Scottish Studies are now available for purchase online. Details here.
In remembrance of our former board member, the late Duncan Campbell, we invite you to make a donation to the Scottish Studies Foundation to be used to provide scholarships to students to travel from Canada to Scotland to further their research, or to assist lecturers from Scotland in travelling to Canada. Details here.
This new book edited by Janay Nugent and Elizabeth Ewan counters traditional assumptions that young people are peripheral to our understanding of the political, economic, and social contexts of the premodern era. Details here.