Elizabeth Ritchie, MA, MPhil, PhD

Doctor

  • IV25 3HN

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20052018
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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

Master of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Arts, University of Glasgow

Keywords

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

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gender Social Sciences
Religion Social Sciences
nineteenth century Social Sciences
baby Social Sciences
social control Social Sciences
feminism Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
church Social Sciences

Research Output 2005 2018

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

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

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)

baby
Religion
water
gender
Incomplete
Missionaries
Scottish Highlands

An Intellectual Space for Girls?: Gender and the Gaelic Schools Society, 1811-1843

Ritchie, E., 2010, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

gender
school
Society

Activities 2006 2019

'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

Northern Scotland (Journal)

Elizabeth Ritchie (Peer reviewer)
20152018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Classroom teaching

Elizabeth Ritchie (Speaker)
2015

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

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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