Chair in History
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The University of Aberdeen
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
University of Aberdeen
Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies
19 College Bounds
tel: 01224 274473
Research InterestsProfessor Harper's research is primarily in the area of Scottish emigration in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly to Canada.
- HI 1012 Scotland's New Horizons, c.1690-1820
- HI 1511 Scotland and the Modern Age: The 1820s to the Present
- HI 3035/3535 The Highlands and Islands, 1850-1950
- HI 3031/3531 Emigrants and Immigrants
- HI 4015 Special Subject I: The Scot in Canada
- HI 5011 The Scottish and Irish Diaspora
- Further Info
- David Ditchburn and Marjory Harper, "Aberdeen and the Outside World" in Aberdeen before 1800: A New History (2002), pp.377-407
- "Abraham and Isaac Ride the Range: British Images of the American West" in Journal of the West, vol. 40, no. 1, Winter 2001, pp 8-15.
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Contributions to Journals
- Harper, M-AD (2017). 'Scotland and Prince Edward Island: A Professional and Personal Insight'. The Island Magazine.
- Harper, M. (2017). '˜Quite destitute and â€¦ very desirous of going to North Americaâ€™: The Roots and Repercussions of Emigration from Sutherland and Caithness'. Northern Scotland, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 49-67.
[Online] DOI: 10.3366/nor.2017.0126
[Online] AURA: Bettyhill_conference_paperJuly_2016.docx
- Harper, M-AD (2017). 'Migration and Mental Illness'. The Psychologist, vol 30, pp. 76-79.
- Harper, M. (2017). 'Missing Emigrants: Gleanings from Petitions Presented under the Presumption of Life Limitation (Scotland) Acts'. Scottish Archives, vol 22, pp. 17-38.
[Online] AURA: Missing_Emigrants.pdf
- Harper, M. (2016). 'The evolution of emigrant travel to New Zealand in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries'. Journal for Maritime Research, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 17-35.
[Online] DOI: 10.1080/21533369.2016.1210922
- Harper, M-AD (2014). 'Minds on the Edge: Immigration and Insanity among Scots and Irish in Canada, 1867-1914'. Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 56-79.
- Harper, M. (2014). 'A dysfunctional diaspora?: Causes of mental illness among Scottish emigrants to Canada, 1867-1914'. Neurosciences and History, vol 2, no. 1, pp. 8-14.
- Harper, M. (2013). '"Come to Corby": a Scottish steel town in the heart of England'. Immigrants & Minorities, vol 31, no. 1, pp. 27-47.
[Online] DOI: 10.1080/02619288.2012.746817
- Harper, M. (2010). 'The persuaders: recruiting Scots for New Zealand'. History Scotland, vol 10, no. 4, pp. 15.
- Harper, M. & Hunter, J. (2010). 'Introduction to new series'. Northern Scotland, vol 1, no. 1, pp. 1-2.
[Online] DOI: 10.3366/nor.2010.0001
[Online] AURA: Northern_Scotland_introduction.pdf