skip to Main Content

Historian, Saint Mary’s University
tel:
email:michael.vance@smu.ca

Dr Michael Vance (Ph.D. Guelph) has taught in the history department at Saint Mary’s since 1990. An expert in migration history, Vance’s research focuses on Scottish migration patterns to Canada, Australia and South Africa in the nineteenth-century. He has also written on the historical nature of Scottish identity in Nova Scotia in a collection of essays co-edited, with Marjory Harper, entitledMyth, Migration and the Making of Memory: Scotia and Nova Scotia c. 1600-1990(1999) and in his contributions to Celeste Ray, ed., Transatlantic Scots (2005). His most recent publication is Imperial Immigrants: Scottish Settlers in the Upper Ottawa Valley, 1815-1840 (Toronto: Dundurn, 2012).

Select Publications

  • Vance, Michael. (2012). Imperial Immigrants: Scottish Settlers in the Upper Ottawa Valley, 1815-1840. (Toronto: Dundurn Press).
  • Vance, Michael. (2012). “Burns in the Park: A Tale of Three Monuments.” In Leith Davis et. al. (eds.), Robert Burns in Transatlantic Context. (Farnham, England: Ashgate), 209-232.
  • Vance, Michael. (2011). “From Cape Breton to Vancouver Island: Studying the Scots in Canada.” Immigrants and Minorities: Vol. 29, No. 2, 175-194.
  • Vance, Michael. (2008). ” ‘Mon he’s a Gran Fish’: Scots in BC’s Inter-War Fishing Industry.” BC Studies: No.158, 33-61.
  • Vance, Michael. (2005). “Powerful Pathos: The Triumph of Scottishness in Nova Scotia.” In Celeste Ray (ed.), Transatlantic Scots. (Tuscaloosa:University of Alabama Press), 156-179.
  • Vance, Michael and Marjory Harper (eds.). (1999). Myth, Migration and the Making of Memory: Scotia and Nova Scotia, c. 1600 – 1990. (Halifax:Fernwood Books).
Back To Top