Tri-University faculty have a wide variety of interests in the history of Scotland itself and in the history of the Scots in Canada. Their research spans the period from the late Middle Ages to the early twentieth centuries. Faculty in this field are committed to interdisciplinary work and students can benefit from the expertise of members of other departments who are part of the interdisciplinary Scottish Studies program at Guelph.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in the production of an academic journal, the International Review of Scottish Studies, and give papers at the semi-annual conferences organized by Scottish Studies. The University of Guelph Library has an excellent collection in Scottish history and this is complemented by some superb archival holdings.