Saturday, April 8, 2017
Noon- 4:30 p.m.
Registration (Coffee and Tea Service) begins at noon
Welcome and Announcements: 12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Knox College
University of Toronto
59 St George St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 3H8

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and at this year's Spring Colloquium we will explore issues pertaining to that significant historical event with a particlar emphasis on its impact on Scotland.


Jamie McDougall, "Covenants and Covenanters in Scotland 1638-1679: New Perspectives"

Stuart Macdonald, "Remembering the Scottish Reformation: Presbyterians in Canada in 1960"

James Fraser, "Thomas Innes, the Scottish Reformation and the Early Medieval Church"

Break: Coffee, Tea and Refreshments

Daniel MacLeod, "Cathedrals, Catholics, and Context: Thinking about the Scottish Reformation"

Speaker biographies:

Jamie McDougall is a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow working on grassroots covenanting in Scotland from 1638 to 1679 under the supervision of Scott Spurlock and Karin Bowie. He has researched extensively the extant kirk session and presbytery records for this period and has expertise in seventeenth century Scottish religious and political history. This is his first time visiting Canada.

Stuart Macdonald is currently Professor of Church and Society at Knox College. He is the author of Witches of Fife and continues to work in the area of the Scottish witch-hunt as well as various topics related to the history of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He co-edited Keeping the Kirk: Scottish Religion at Home and in the Diaspora with Dan McLeod. Two articles on the Scottish witch-hunt are forthcoming, including one which explores how John Knox read the Bible.

James Fraser holds the Scottish Studies Foundation Chair at the University of Guelph. Prior to that, James was a Senior Lecturer in Early Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of From Caledonia to Pictland: Scotland to 795 (Edinburgh University Press, 2009); The Roman Conquest of Scotland: the Battle of Mons Graupius AD 84 (Tempus Publishing, 2005); and The Battle of Dunnichen 685 (Tempus Publishing, 2002). He has extensive teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level, and is also a graduate of the University of Guelph (MA '99).

Daniel MacLeod is Assistant Professor of History and Catholic Studies at St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, where he has taught since 2014. He completed his PhD (2013) at the Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, and was co-editor of Keeping the Kirk: Scottish Religion at Home and in the Diaspora, the third volume of the Guelph Series in Scottish Studies. He is currently investigating changing approaches to time in the period surrounding the Scottish Reformation. He and his family live in Winnipeg.

Registration is $25 for Scottish Studies Foundation members and for early-bird registrants on or before March 31, 2016 after which the price increases to $30. A student rate of $10 is available. Click here to register online. Click here to register by mail. For more information please contact:

Scottish Studies Office
MacKinnon Building, Room 253
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
Tel: 519-824-4120 ext 53209

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