Modern Scholarship on Scotland

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The Scottish Studies programme at the University of Otago was officially opened in 2010.

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Liam McIlvanney was appointed to the post of Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies in late 2008 and arrived in New Zealand to take up the position in January 2009. Angela McCarthy is Professor of Scottish and Irish History.

The papers offered through the Centre include ‘Modern Scottish Literature’ and ‘Irish and Scottish Migrations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’.

While only recently established, the Centre for Scottish Studies aims to develop both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the history, literature and culture of Scotland and the effects of these on the rest of the world.

Margaret Bennett, Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave. Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2004.
Keith M. Brown, Noble Society in Scotland: Wealth, Family and Culture, from Reformation to Revolution. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2000.
Angus Calder, Scotlands of the Mind. Edinburgh: Luath, 2002.
Ewen A. Cameron, Impaled Upon a Thistle: Scotland since 1880. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010.
Craig Cairns, Intending Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
Being Scottish: Personal Reflections on Scottish Identity Today. Edited by Tom Devine and Paddy Logue. Edinburgh: Polygon at Edinburgh, 2002.
T.M. Devine, Scotland’s Empire, 1600-1815. London: Allen Lane, 2003.
Scottish Literature in English and Scots. Edited by Douglas Gifford, et al. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2002.
Scotland, the Autobiography. Edited by Rosemary Goring. London; New York: Viking, 2007.
Scottish Society, 1500-1800. Edited by R. A. Houston and I. D. Whyte. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Colin Kidd, Subverting Scotland’s Past. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
William W. J. Knox, Lives of Scottish Women. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Carl MacDougall, Painting the Forth Bridge: A Search for Scottish Identity. London: Aurum Press, 2001.
Rosalind K. Marshall, Scottish Queens, 1034-1714. East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell, 2003.
In Search of Scotland. Edited by Gordon Menzies. Edinburgh: Polygon, 2001.
Why Scottish History Matters. Edited by Rosalind Mitchison. Edinburgh: Saltire Society, 1997.
Murray G. H. Pittock, The Invention of Scotland: The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the Present. London: Routledge, 1991.
The Road North: 300 Years of Classic Scottish Travel Writing. Edited by June Skinner Sawyers. Glasgow: The In Pinn, 2000.
Scotland: A Concise Cultural History. Edited by Paul H. Scott. Edinburgh: Mainstream Pub., 1993.
Hugh Trevor-Roper, The Invention of Scotland: Myth and History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.
Roderick Watson, The Literature of Scotland: The Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century. 2nd ed. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Scotland: A History. Edited by Jenny Wormald. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.