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Welcome from Professor Liam McIlvanney and Professor Angela McCarthy

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the Scottish Studies postgraduate programme at the University of Otago. Based in the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, and affiliated to the Departments of History and English, the Scottish Studies programme offers postgraduate supervision at the Masters and doctoral level. We welcome enquiries from candidates who wish to pursue research into Scotland and/or the Scottish Diaspora, in – or across – the disciplines of Literature and History.

As the 'Edinburgh of the South', Dunedin is the optimum location in which to study the impact of Scottish settlement in Australasia and beyond. Exceptional archival resources are to hand, including the treasures of the Hocken Collections, the University of Otago Special Collections, the Dunedin Public Library and the Otago Settlers Museum, the Presbyterian Archives Research Centre and Archives New Zealand Dunedin Regional Office. Postgraduate scholarships – including the Bamforth, a designated Scottish Studies scholarship – are available.

If you have any questions about the programme, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Liam McIlvanney or Professor Angela McCarthy. We look forward to welcoming you to the Edinburgh of the South.

Curlers at Idaburn Dam

Curlers at Idaburn Dam, late 1930s. Image reproduced with permission from the Hocken Pictorial Collections, University of Otago Library (S08-505b).

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