Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart

Doctor

  • Senior Lecturer, and course leader for MSc Cultar Dùthchasach agus Eachdraidh na Gàidhealtachd, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI
  • IV44 8RQ

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

History, literature, material culture, ethnology, folklore and popular culture of the Gàidhealtachd from the seventeenth century to the present

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20082020

Research output per year

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Personal profile

Research expertise

Worldwide Gàidhealtachd history from the 17th century from indigenous perspectives, with emphasis upon how documentary and folklore evidence might be synthesised.

Popular culture such as charms, keening, witchcraft, second sight, in their European context.

Collecting, editing, archiving, and publishing of folklore, particularly James Macpherson (1736–96) and Ossian; John Francis Campbell (1821–85) and Popular Tales of the West Highlands; Alexander Carmichael (1832– 1912) and Carmina Gadelica; also problems and errors in folklore recording.

Travellers’ accounts of the Gàidhealtachd, particularly Martin Martin (c. 1665–1718) and Thomas Pennant (1726–98), and the cultural brokers who informed them.

The Scottish Gaelic Enlightenment of the late eighteenth century, investigating the efforts of amateur lexicographers, antiquarians, and historians to create exemplars for an ‘improved’ Scottish Gaelic language and a modern British imperial Gaelic identity.

Academic Qualifications

1985–89: Magdalen College, Oxford: Litteræ Humaniores (Classical Greats).

1989–97: School of Scottish Studies and Department of Celtic, University of Edinburgh: PhD (‘An Gàidheal, a’ Ghàidhlig, agus a’ Ghàidhealtachd san t-seachdamh linn deug’ / ‘Gael, Gaelic, and Gàidhealtachd in the seventeenth century’). Supervisors: Professor William Gillies and Dr John MacInnes.

Keywords

  • D204 Modern History
  • Scottish Highland history
  • early modern
  • modern
  • GR Folklore
  • Scottish Highland folklore
  • TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
  • Scottish Highland material culture
  • AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
  • history of Scottish Gaelic scholarship

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Research Output

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 6 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution

The Invention of Highland Second Sight

Stiubhart, D. U., 1 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Supernatural in Early Modern Scotland. Goodare, J. & McGill, M. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • A Global Gàidhealtachd? Historical Gaelic ethnoscapes

    Stiubhart, D. U., 2019, Lìontan Lìonmhor: Local, National and Global Gaelic Networks from the 18th to the 20th Century. Byrne, M. & Kidd, S. (eds.). Glasgow: Celtic & Gaelic, University of Glasgow, p. 1-19 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Keening in the Scottish Gàidhealtachd

    Stiubhart, D. U., Jun 2019, Death in Scotland : Chapters from the Twelfth Century to the Twenty-First. Jupp, P. & Grainger, H. (eds.). Oxford: Peter Lang, p. 127-146 20 p. (Studies in the History and Culture of Scotland; vol. 9).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • The theology of Carmina Gadelica

    Stiubhart, D. U., 2019, The History of Scottish Theology: The Long Twentieth Century. Fergusson, D. & Elliott, M. W. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, Vol. 3. p. 1-19 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    The making of the Minch: French pirates, British herring, and vernacular knowledges at an eighteenth-century maritime crossroads

    Stiubhart, D. U., 18 Oct 2017, The New Coastal History: Cultural and Environmental Perspectives from Scotland and Beyond. Worthington, D. (ed.). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 131-148 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)