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Last Name
University of Guelph (emeritus)
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Scotland, women, gender, crime, towns, medieval, early modern, biography, masculinity
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a historian of medieval and early modern Scotland who focuses on women, gender, and crime in Scottish towns, with interests also in medieval Scots literature. I am co-editor of The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (2018) which includes entries on over 1000 women from the medieval period to the twenty-first century. I maintain a website WISH (Women in Scottish History) that hosts resources for the study of Scottish women.

Until 2021, I taught in the Centre of Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, where there is a graduate program specializing in Scottish history. My main areas of interest are medieval and early modern Scotland

Recent Publications

E.Ewan, R.Pipes, J.Rendall and S. Reynolds eds The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (Edinburgh University Press, 2018)

S.Dye, E.Ewan and A.Glaze eds Gender and Mobility in Scotland and Abroad (Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies, 2018)

L. Abrams and E.Ewan eds Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History (Edinburgh University Press, 2017)

J.Nugent and E.Ewan eds Children and Youth in Premodern Scotland (Boydell and Brewer, 2015)

E.Ewan and J.Nugent eds Finding the Family in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland (Ashgate, 2008)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Urban History, Women