Participant Info

First Name
S. Karly
Last Name
Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities
Website URL
History of Catholicism, British Empire, Migration, colonization, Scotland, Scottish Highlands; National Identity;
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Personal Info

About Me

I am the Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities. Prior to coming to Saint Mary’s in Canada I lived and worked in Scotland. I’ve held research fellowships at the University of Guelph and Yale University, and I sit on the editorial board of the Scottish Historical Review and the Innes Review. I am a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, was co-chair of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland (2014-16), and am a member of both the Global Young Academy and the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. My research specialism is religion (Catholicism), migration, and minority identities in the British Atlantic. I also look at sustainable development and rural change and have a special interest in the relationship between the Scotland and the Caribbean.

I am an ally of scholars at risk (researchers forced to flee due to war and/or conflict) and an advocate of research-led public engagement.

Recent Publications

Kehoe, S. Karly, ‘Colonial Collaborators: Britain and the Catholic Church in Trinidad, c. 1820-1840’, Slavery & Abolition (2018).

Kehoe, S. Karly and Dalglish, Chris, ‘History, Heritage and Sustainable Development: A Position Statement on the Scottish Highlands,’ Northern Scotland. 9 (2018), pp. 1-16.

Kehoe, S. Karly, ‘Catholic relief and the political awakening of Irish Catholics in Nova Scotia, 1780-1830’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 46:1 (2018), pp. 1-20.

Kehoe, S. Karly,  “From the Caribbean to the Scottish Highlands: Charitable Enterprise in the Age of Improvement, c.1750 to c.1820”, Rural History. 27:1 (2016), pp. 37-59.

Kehoe, S. Karly and Tierney, Darren, “‘Like a Kind Mother’: Imperial concerns and Britain’s changing perception of Rome, 1783-1815”, Historical Studies. 83 (2015), pp. 11-31.

Kehoe, S. Karly, “Border Crossings: Being Irish in Nineteenth-Century Scotland and Canada” in Irish Women in the Diaspora: Theories, Concepts and New Perspectives, Mary Hickman and Jim MacPherson, eds., Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2014: 152-67.

Kehoe, S. Karly, “Looking Back to Move Forward: Slavery and the Highlands: A public engagement case study” in Scottish Local History. 82 (Winter 2013), pp. 37-40.

Kehoe, S. Karly, “Accessing Empire: Irish Surgeons and the Royal Navy, 1850-1880,” Social History of Medicine. 26:2 (2013): 204-224.

Kehoe, S. Karly, “Unionism, Nationalism and the Scottish Catholic Periphery,” Britain and the World. 4:1 (2011): 65-83.

Kehoe, S. Karly, Creating a Scottish Church: Catholicism, Gender and Ethnicity in Nineteenth-Century Scotland, Manchester, Manchester University Press (2010)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Canada, United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, North America
Expertise by Chronology
4, 5
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Emancipation, Gender, Migration & Immigration, Public History, Religion, Rural & Agrarian History, Slavery