Monday, November 12, 2018

Scottish ViC Keynote Speaker - Kevin James

The Scottish ViC is the only virtual conference dedicated to Scottish research. The conference takes place on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 beginning at 8 am eastern. You can access the presentations, handouts, and ask the questions of the presenters all from the comfort of home. No travel expenses, no accommodation costs, no time lost. 

Our keynote address will be given by Scottish History Professor Kevin James. Kevin is an incredibly dynamic speaker and his keynote address promises to get the virtual conference off to a great start.

Kevin James is Professor of History at the University of Guelph. His current research explores the history of tourism and travel, with a focus on hotels and inns in Scotland.  His genealogical and historical research have been featured on television in Canada and the UK, and he enjoys lecturing to students as well as to the wider community on subjects that range from Scottish migration history to the development of the Scottish inn.

The Highlander and the Lad O' Pairts: Patterns of Scottish Migration to Canada. Kevin will talk about the pull of new opportunities. 

Kevin's keynote address will be followed by 6 other presentations:

Dr Irene O'Brien - Glasgow Poor Law Records
Genealogist Emma Maxwell - Sheriff Court Records
Archivist Margaret Fox - High Court Records
David Nicholson - LivingDNA
Elaine Brown - National Library of Scotland Family History Resources
Christine Woodcock - Online Resources for Scottish Research           

Access to the presentations continues until midnight, Thursday, January 31, 2019 to allow for time zone challenges and scheduling conflicts. 

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