Elizabeth Ritchie, MA, MPhil, PhD

Doctor

  • IV25 3HN

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Cultural and social history of Scotland 1700-1950; emigration to North America 1700-1950

  • 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20052018

Research output per year

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Personal profile

Research expertise

Scottish women's emigration to Canada, 1783-1851

Catholic-Protestant relations in the Scottish Highlands

Education in the Scottish Highlands

Highland Evangelicalism

Gender and the Family in the Scottish Highlands, 1750-1850

My main research interests lie in the social and cultural history of the early nineteenth-century Highlands, with an especial focus on religion, education and the family. In addition, I am developing a research project on Scottish women emigrants to Canada from 1782-1850 which is in its early stages. I am happy to supervise PhD students in any aspects of the social and cultural history of the Highlands between 1700 and 1900, or in the history of Scottish emigration to North America in that period. I especially enjoy work that involves fieldtrips and collaborating with local schools, organisations and heritage groups.

Teaching expertise

Unless otherwise stated, topics refer to Scottish History, with a special interest in Highland History

  • Rural history
  • Agriculture and landscape
  • Clearances
  • Emigration, 1700-1950
  • Internal migration, 1700-1900
  • Religious history, 1700-1900
  • Social and economic history of women, 1700-1900
  • History of the family, 1700-1900
  • Scots in North America, 1600-1950
  • Scottish identity in North America, 1600-1950

Services expertise

High School classes:

- 'Highlanders and Slavery'

- 'Scottish Emigration to Canada'

Frequent speaker at local history, heritage and U3A societies

Local history mini film project, Goslpie Inn (2015-16)

MacKay Country Oral History Workshops (2014-15)

Bettyhill Adult Education weekend (2013)

Conference organisation:

- Land and People in the Northern Highlands Conference (2014)

- John A. MacDonald and the Scots Canadian connection (2010)

Board Member:

- Historylinks Museum, Dornoch (2013-present)

- Women's History Scotland (2012-present)

- EDINA Statistical Accounts (2011-15)

Historical Consultant for:

- Clearances iphone App (Timespan Heritage Centre, Helmsdale, 2012)

- Dunnet and Canisbay Community Council Local History Scoping Project (2010-11)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Guelph

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

Bachelor of Arts, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001

Keywords

  • F1001 Canada (General)
  • Immigration
  • Scots
  • Women
  • Rural
  • D204 Modern History
  • Women
  • Religion
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Emigration
  • Land use

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Research Output

  • 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 8 Paper
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Pregnant Emigrants: Gender, Childbirth and Migrant Families in Rural British North America, 1818-1850

Ritchie, E., 2018, Gender and Mobility in Scotland and Abroad. Dye, S., Ewan, E. & Glaze, A. (eds.). Guelph: University of Guelph, Vol. 4. (Guelph Series in Scottish Studies; vol. 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Cows, Sheep and Scots: Livestock and Immigrant Strategies in Rural Upper Canada, 1814-1851

Ritchie, E., 23 Mar 2017, In : Ontario History. 109, 1, p. 5-30 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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  • Open Access

    "A Palmful of Water for your Years": Babies, Religion and Gender Identity among Crofting Families, 1800-1850

    Ritchie, E., 2011, The Shaping of Scottish Identities: Family, Nation, and the Worlds Beyond . University of Guelph

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

  • Activities

    'Universities, Heritage Bodies and Scotland’s Regional Pasts: Evidencing and Transforming from the Highlands and Islands'

    David Worthington (Organiser), & Elizabeth Ritchie (Organiser)

    22 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Northern Scotland (Journal)

    Elizabeth Ritchie (Guest editor)

    Apr 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Northern Scotland (Journal)

    Elizabeth Ritchie (Guest editor)

    2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Classroom teaching

    Elizabeth Ritchie (Speaker)

    2015

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    Being Human Festival 2015

    Daniel Lee (Organiser), & Elizabeth Ritchie (Speaker)

    13 Nov 201514 Nov 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Press / Media

    Bequest will support and promote college studies

    Elizabeth Ritchie

    25/06/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Black Isle receptionist honoured in student awards

    Qusai Al-Hamdan & Elizabeth Ritchie

    17/08/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Stornoway lecturer recognised in student awards

    Qusai Al-Hamdan & Elizabeth Ritchie

    14/08/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Tutor receives student tribute

    Elizabeth Ritchie

    21/07/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Thesis

    Sport and Physical Education in the Northern Mainland Burghs of Scotland c. 1600-1800

    Author: Cormack, W., 2 Dec 2016

    Supervisor: Worthington, D. (Supervisor), Durie, A. (Supervisor) & Ritchie, E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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    A Society in Transition: Badenoch, 1750-1800

    Author: Taylor, D. V., 16 Jan 2015

    Supervisor: Worthington, D. (Supervisor), Harper, M. (Supervisor), Ritchie, E. (Supervisor) & Hunter, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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