Centre for Scottish Studies

Networking Jacobites from 1688 to the present

August 16, 2022

Professor Leith Davis is co-ordinating a collaborative project with Kevin James and the University of Guelph's Centre for Scottish Studies on Networking Jacobites from 1688 to the present. Papers connected with this project will be presented at a University of Guelph symposium on August 27th and 28th.

A joint event organized by Simon Fraser University’s Research Centre for Scottish Studies (RCSS) and the University of Guelph’s Centre for Scottish Studies (CSS), “Networking Jacobites” will highlight internationally important resources in Canadian universities and position Canadian academics as leaders in innovative research on Jacobitism. It will connect faculty and students at the Scottish Studies centres at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of Guelph (UofG) and lay the foundation for further research collaborations between both our Centres and post-secondary institutions, museums and archives in Scotland. The “Networking Jacobites” symposium will constitute a new scholarly network representing innovative approaches to Jacobitism, develop new research trajectories and mobilize our research.

SFU English students Taylor Breckles, Shauna Irani, Julianna Wagar and Emma Trotter will be giving presentations at the symposium, along with other researchers from Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. Topics include: "Material Networks of jacobitism"; "Literary Networks of Jacobitism"; "Jacobitism, Information Management and Digital Humanities."

Although the symposium is by invitation-only, there is a Guelph-based event that is open to the public. Learn more here.