AHRC CISS: Research Projects
Phase Two (Current Projects):
- Irish and Scottish diasporas from the 1600s to the present, led by Dr Michael Brown (Aberdeen)
- The role of Jacobitism in the development of Scotland’s commercial and imperial links from 1680-1830, led by Professor Allan Macinnes (Aberdeen) in conjunction with researchers at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich
- The impact on the United States and the countries of the British Empire of intellectual migration from Scotland and Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, led by Professor Cairns Craig (Aberdeen)
- A comparative study of twentieth-century Irish and Scottish poetry, led by Professor Edna Longley and Dr Fran Brearton (Queen’s, Belfast)
- The development of representations of dialect in the novel in Ireland and Scotland in the nineteenth century, led by Professor David Hewitt and Dr Barbara Fennell (Aberdeen)
Phase One (Completed Projects):
- The Diaspora Programme, consisting of seven projects, is at the heart of the Centre's activities. This reflects the distinctively high emigration rates of the Irish and Scottish peoples since medieval times and their remarkable but contrasting impact on early modern Europe and the Americas, Australasia and India/south east Asia since c.1600.
- The Languages of Ireland and Scotland and Ireland Programme explores an area of immense literary, linguistic and historical significance to the cultures of Ireland and Scotland.
- The Literatures of Ireland and Scotland Programme has as its long-term aim the development of an integrated research strategy offering a comparative approach to the non-Gaelic literatures of the 2 countries.
Over the initial five year funding period, however, research will focus on a series of projects which reflect staff interests of the three institutions, the opportunities for collaboration, and themes of key significance in Irish-Scottish Studies. These are listed below:
- Migration and Mobility from the British Isles to Northern Europe, 1603-1707 (comparative): Dr S Murdoch and Dr A Grosjean (2001-2004).
- American Colonies, Scottish Entrepreneurs and British State Formation in the 17th Century (comparative): Professor A. I. Macinnes and Dr Esther Mijers(2003-2005)
- Provincialism and Professional-Imperial Networks: Scottish and Irish medical specialisation in the East India Company, 1700-1815 (comparative): Dr Andrew Mackillop and Ph.D. student (2002-2005).
- Scots in South Africa: Settlement, Mines, Missions and Education, 1800-1914: Professor John MacKenzie (2002-3).
- The Catholic Irish in the West of Scotland, 1846-1922 (comparative): Dr Martin Mitchell (2001-2004).
- Data Compilation and Analysis: Diaspora Studies (comparative): Dr Marjory Harper and Nicholas J Evans (2003-2005).
- The Twentieth-Century Diaspora: Emigration from Ireland and Scotland, 1921-2001 (comparative and interdisciplinary): Dr Enda Delaney and Dr Angela McCarthy (2001-2004)
- Medieval Bardic Poetry, c.1200-1650 (comparative and interdisciplinary): Professor D McManus and two Research Fellows.
NB this project is funded and directed from Trinity College, Dublin.
- The Gaelic Manuscripts of Scotland: Texts, Transmission and Traffic: Dr Sheila Boll under the direction of Professor David Dumville (2002-2005)
- Forum for Research in the Languages of Scotland and Ulster (comparative and interdisciplinary): Dr J Kirk and Mr D McClure (2001-2004).
- Ireland and Scotland: Culture and Society, 1700-2000 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005) Dr L McIlvanney with Dr Ray Ryan (eds) (2001-2003).
- The Ideology of Celticism in Scotland and Ireland 1760-1914 (comparative and interdisciplinary): Professor G Watson (2001-2003).
- Travel Writing and Ireland: Culture, History, Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2005) Dr G Hooper (2001-2003).
- Perspectives on Irish Identity (interdisciplinary): Dr Shane Murphy (2001-2003).
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