New Scots: Scotland's Immigrant Communities since 1945 (Angela McCarthy)
This edited book (with T.M. Devine) examines the experiences of newcomers to Scotland since 1945. It features selected and extended papers first presented at the 'New Immigrants' seminar, part of the Scotland's Diasporas in International Comparative Perspective Economic and Social Research Council (UK) funded seminar series. Details of the published book can be found here.
“The Southern World's my Home!” A Biography of Thomas Ferens (Peita Ferens-Green)
Peita's Masters research is a biographical study of her ancestor Thomas Ferens with a particular focus on his occupational life (preaching, run-holding and local politics). It draws heavily on Ferens' personal testimony to provide a well-developed sense of his character and what thoughts and feelings he held during a period of great change in Otago.
Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon (Angela McCarthy)
This project, with T.M. Devine (University of Edinburgh), examined the life of James Taylor, the Scottish 'father of Ceylon tea'. Details of the published book can be found here.