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JOIN US FOR FOUR PRESENTATIONS ON IMMIGRATION/EMIGRATION

MARCH 19th 2022

DR MARJORY HARPER - 

VOICES FROM THE  SCOTTISH DIASPORA: HIGHLAND EMIGRATION TO CANADA IN THE 20th CENTURY 

Marjory Harper is a Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen and a senior researcher at the Centre for History, University of the Highlands and Islands. Her main research interests are in Scottish emigration. She has published 12 monographs and edited collections, and over 100 articles. Two of her books have won international prizes, including the University of Guelph’s Frank Watson Prize. Her most recent book, based on oral testimony from around 100 interviewees, is about to be published as an audio book.


DR KEIR STRICKLAND - EXCAVATING THE CLEARANCES

Dr Keir Strickland is currently a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, having previously worked at the University of the Highlands and Islands in northern Scotland. His research interests include the archaeologies of the Highland Clearances.



JESSICA EVERSHED - THE HIGHLAND AND ISLANDS EMIGRATION SCHEME DATABASE - NATIONAL RECORDS OF SCOTLAND

Jessica Evershed is an archivist within the Outreach and Learning Department at the National Records of Scotland (NRS). This role involves the promotion of NRS archives and the creation of online resources and articles. Jessica is also co-tutor of University of Edinburgh’s College of Open Learning short course Scottish Handwriting 1500-1700.

CHRISTINE WOODCOCK - HIGHLAND SCOTS IN ATLANTIC CANADA

Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator who enjoys sharing knowledge and opportunities with others to assist them in their quest to find their Scottish ancestors and to preserve their family legacy. Being a Scottish Emigrant, she is fascinated by the stories of others who left their Scottish homeland for opportunities in other lands. Her interest is in helping their descendants understand more about their Scottish ancestors and the lives they lived.


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