Dr Lizanne Henderson

  • Lecturer in History (Interdisciplinary Studies)

telephone: 01387702097
email: Lizanne.Henderson@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Biography

Born in Toronto, Canada, I have a B.A. Double Honours in History and Fine Art from the University of Guelph, Ontario, and an M.A. in Folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s. I completed a PhD in History and Scottish Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

In 2010 I volunteered with Frontier/Touch Africa on a wildlife and community outreach programme in the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Gede, Kenya.

I have lectured on cultural history, folklore and critical animal studies in Europe, North America, the Arctic, and Australia. I have been an invited speaker and guide on expedition ships around the British Isles, Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroes, Norway and Spitsbergen, and have appeared on TV and Radio discussing various topics such as the Scottish witch-hunts and the British slave trade.

Editorial Posts

  • 2013 to present, Editor of international peer-reviewed journal Review of Scottish Culture
  • 2000-2012, Editorial Assistant, international peer-reviewed journal  Folklore

Forthcoming publications

My most recent publication is Scottish Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2015)

Tweets

@HLizanne and @ROSCjournal

Research interests

Research interests

  • Cultural history
  • History of the Witch-Hunts in Scotland as well as the British, Continental, American and African witch-hunting experience 
  • Folk Custom and Belief, Popular Culture and World Ethnology
  • Transatlantic Slave Trade and Abolition 
  • Cultural History of Animals
  • Scottish Exploration and the Emigrant Experience, especially North America, Africa and the Caribbean

Primarily my research has been in the field of cultural history and folkloristics, directed towards aspects of folk belief, custom, folk narrative and the everyday lives and thoughts of ordinary people, particularly from the 16th to 18th centuries, though significant work on the 19th century has been undertaken as well.

I am engaged in several research projects, such as charms and charming in early modern Scotland and the role of animals in Scottish witch trials and folk belief.

I am also working on Arctic explorers and their relationship, perceptions and interactions with the natural world, a component of which is a project called Picturing Polar Bears, a study into the cultural history, artistic depictions and semiotic uses of the polar bear.

I have recently started a study of Sir John and Lady Franklin in Tasmania with a partner at the University of Melbourne.

Participation in University Research Centres

  • Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies
  • The Solway Centre for Environment and Culture
  • Glasgow Centre for International Development

Grants

Awards

  • 2014  Visiting International Scholar, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
  • 2001  Michaelis-Jena Ratcliffe Folklore Prize for Scottish Fairy Belief: A History

Grants and Funding

  • 2014 Visiting International Scholar. Five weeks at School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
  • 2011 Crichton Research Fund, SIEF conference, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2009 British Academy Overseas Conference Grant, Robert Burns conference, University of Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • 2009 Crichton Research Fund, Robert Burns conference, University of Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • 2008 Erasmus Teacher Mobility Grant, two-weeks at Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
  • 2006-08 CREDD (Centre for Research into Regional Development) Joint award £500,000
  • 2007 The Strathmartine Trust
  • 2007 Crichton Research Fund, Folklore Society conference, University of Sheffield
  • 2001 SCRAN – Associate Project Coordinator - Joint award £25,000 for production of multimedia CD-ROM Scottish Ballads and contributing to SCRAN online database

Supervision

Research students

PhD

• Wilma Carvajal
• Kirsty McRoberts
• Angela Callaghan Thesis awarded: Theological Consciousness and Cultural Identity within the Funerary Art of Skelmorlie Aisle

MPhil

• David Morton
• Alison Burgess
• Isabelle Clarke

 

Teaching

Undergraduate

• Level 1 Scotland’s Millennium
• Level 2 Scotland and the World: Emigration, Slavery and Emancipation, Exploration
• Level 3 Folk Belief and the Witch-Hunts (Main Campus only)

Postgraduate

• Heritage Management in Context
• A Cultural History of Animals

Additional information

Office hours

  • Adviser of Studies

1-2 Monday and 10-11 Tuesday or by appointment

Scholarly Activities

Prizes

  • 2001  Michaelis-Jena Ratcliffe Folklore Prize for Scottish Fairy Belief: A History

Internationally rated conference papers

  • 2014 May 8-10 Keynote speaker at For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation held at Federation University Australia Ballarat Campus and at Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia, and repeated as a Public Lecture at University of Melbourne. Paper presented, “‘A country of enchantments’: Scottish Observations of Colonial Australia”.
  • 2012 May 17-21 Invited speaker Body, Soul, Spirits and Supernatural Communication, international conference of ISFNR Belief Narrative Network and Dept of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Pécs, Hungary. Paper presented, “Fairies and the Land of the Dead: Robert Kirk’s Lychnobious People”.
  • 2011 April 17-21 SIEF (Societe Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore) People Make Places – Ways of Feeling the World. 10th International SIEF conference, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. Paper presented, “Cultural Constructs and Folklore of Bears”.
  • 2009 May 28-30 Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (SCSC) Geneva, Switzerland. Paper presented, “Rise of the Demonic: Changing Ideas about Witchcraft in Sixteenth-Century Scotland”.
  • 2009 April 2-4 Robert Burns: Contemporaries, Contexts & Cultural Forms University of South Carolina, USA. Paper presented, “Robert Burns and Slavery: The Dumfries and Galloway Context”.
  • 2001 August 25 ‘Celtic Scotland’ St. Andrews Society of California, Pasadena, California, USA. Invited Speaker. Papers presented, “Darkness Visible: Witch Belief and Second Sight” and “Fairy Belief”.
  • 2000 Aug 26 Scots-Australian Studies Association (Victoria) Trinity College, University of Melbourne, Australia. Paper presented, “Scottish Fairy Belief”.  
  • 2000 Aug 8 Scottish-Australian Heritage Council Scottish Week Sydney, Australia. Invited Speaker. Paper presented, “Scotland’s Fairy Belief and Ballad Traditions”.  
  • 1998 Nov 11 Beggars Descriptions: Destitution and Literary Genres International Literary Conference University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Paper presented,  “‘A stout carline who begged for a drink’: The Queen of Elfland as Beggar”.

International guest lectures

  • 2014 9 May Elizabeth Murdoch Lecture Theatre, University of Melbourne, Australia. Paper presented, “‘A country of enchantments’: Scottish Observations of Colonial Australia”.
  • June 3 School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia. Paper presented, “ Incidents of Great Importance’: Animal Observation on Nineteenth Century North Polar Explorations”.
  • June 4 Early Modern Circle Seminar Series, University of Melbourne, Australia. Paper presented, “Fairies, Angels and the Land of the Dead: Robert Kirk’s Lychnobious People”.
  • 2009 8 April  ‘Table of Nations: Scotland’ McCormick Freedom Museum, in partnership with the Illinois St Andrew Society, Chicago, USA. Featured speaker in panel discussion on Scottish historical and political topics.
  • 2008 June 25 History House Seminar Series, Scottish-Australian Heritage Council Sydney, Australia. Paper presented, “The Great Scottish Witch-Hunt”.
  • 2005 April Participant in various events for Tartan Day in New York city. Followed by a Lecture tour, paper presented ‘Scottish Folklore in America”:
  • April 5 Dept of History, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • April 6 Celtic Studies, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • April 7 Illinois St Andrews Society of Chicago, Chicago.
  • 2003 Sept. University of Simon Fraser, Burnaby, British Columbia. Centre for Scottish Studies Seminar Series. Paper presented, “Witches, Fairies and Kelpies: The Supernatural in Scottish History”.
  • 1995-2013 Invited Lecturer in Cultural History, Folklore and Animal Studies aboard Expedition ships (Adventure Canada; Oceanwide; Quark, National Trust for Scotland) to Britain and Ireland, Spitsbergen, Norway, the Faroes, Iceland, Greenland and Canadian Arctic.

 

Publications

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2016

Henderson, L. (2016) The (super)natural worlds of Robert Kirk: fairies, beasts, landscapes and lychnobious liminalities. Bottle Imp(20),

Henderson, L. (2016) Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment: Scotland, 1670-1740. Series: Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic. Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills. ISBN 9780230294387 (doi:10.1057/9781137313249)

2015

Henderson, L. (2015) Tündérek, angyalok és a holtak földje: Robert Kirk Lychnobious People címú múve. In: Pócs, É. (ed.) Test, Lélek, Szellemek és Természetfeletti Kommunikáció, Szerkesztette. Series: Tanulmányok a transzcendensrol (8). Balassi Kiadó: Budapest, pp. 368-385. ISBN 9789635069613

Henderson, L. (2015) 'A country of enchantments': Thomas Watling's observations of Australia's natural world. In: Cahir, F., Beggs-Sunter, A. and Inglis, A. (eds.) Scots under the southern cross: Scottish impressions of colonial Australia. Ballarat Heritage Services: Ballarat, Australia, pp. 108-118. ISBN 9781876478209

2014

Cowan, E., and Henderson, L. (2014) Scots in Australia: the gaze from Auld Scotia. In: For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation. Art Gallery of Ballarat: Ballarat, Australia, pp. 18-27.

Henderson, L. (2014) 'Incidents of great importance': animal observation on nineteenth-century north polar explorations. New Orkney Antiquarian Journal. Special Edition: John Rae 200 Conference Proceedings., 7, pp. 20-33.

2013

Henderson, L. (2013) Folk belief and Scottish traditional literatures. In: Dunnigan, S. and Gilbert, S. (eds.) The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literatures. Series: Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 26-34. ISBN 9780748645404

2012

Henderson, L. (2012) The witches of Bute. In: Ritchie, A. (ed.) Historic Bute: Land and People. Scottish Society for Northern Studies: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 151-161. ISBN 9780953522644

2011

Cowan, E.J. and Henderson, L., (Eds.) (2011) A History of Everyday Life in Medieval Scotland, 1000 to 1600. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748621569

Cowan, E.J., and Henderson, L. (2011) Everyday life in medieval Scotland. In: Cowan, E.J. and Henderson, L. (eds.) A History of Everyday Life in Medieval Scotland, 1000 to 1600. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland (1). Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 1-24. ISBN 9780748621569

Henderson, L. (2011) 'Detestable slaves of the Devil': changing attitudes to witchcraft in Sixteenth-Century Scotland. In: Cowan, E.J. and Henderson, L. (eds.) A History of Everyday Life in Medieval Scotland, 1000 to 1600. Vol. 1. Series: A History of Everyday Life in Scotland, 1. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748621569

2009

Henderson, L., (Ed.) (2009) Fantastical Imaginations: The Supernatural in Scottish History and Culture. John Donald: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781906566029

Henderson, L. (2009) Introduction. In: Henderson, L. (ed.) Fantastical Imaginations: The Supernatural in Scottish History and Culture. John Donald: Edinburgh, pp. 141-166. ISBN 9781906566029

Henderson, L. (2009) Studying the supernatural history of Scotland. In: Henderson, L. (ed.) Fantastical Imaginations: The Supernatural in Scottish History and Culture. John Donald: Edinburgh, xiii-xxiv. ISBN 9781906566029

Henderson, L. (2009) Witch, fairy and folktale narratives in the trial of Bessie Dunlop. In: Henderson, L. (ed.) Fantastical Imaginations: The Supernatural in Scottish History and Culture. John Donald: Edinburgh, pp. 141-166. ISBN 9781906566029

2008

Henderson, L. (2008) Scotland and the slave trade: some South West connections. Scottish Local History, 72, pp. 47-53.

Henderson, L. (2008) Witch-hunting and witch belief in the Gàidhealtachd. In: Goodare, J., Martin, L. and Miller, J. (eds.) Witchcraft and Belief in Early Modern Scotland. Series: Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 95-118. ISBN 9780230507883

2007

Henderson, L. (2007) Charmers, spells and holy wells: the repackaging of belief. Review of Scottish Culture, 19, pp. 10-26.

2006

Henderson, L. (2006) The survival of witchcraft prosecutions and witch belief in South West Scotland. Scottish Historical Review, 85(1), pp. 52-74. (doi:10.3366/shr.2006.0015)

2003

Henderson, L. (2003) The natural and supernatural worlds of Hugh Miller. In: Borley, L. (ed.) Celebrating the Life and Times of Hugh Miller: Scotland in the Early 19th Century: Ethnography and Folklore, Geology and Natural History, Church and Society. Cromarty Arts Trust / Elphinstone Institute of the University of Aberdeen, pp. 89-98. ISBN 9780906265338

2002

Henderson, L., and Cowan, E.J. (2002) The last of the witches? The survival of Scottish witch belief. In: Goodare, J. (ed.) The Scottish Witch-Hunt in Context. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK, pp. 198-217. ISBN 9780719060236

2001

Henderson, L., and Cowan, E. J. (2001) Scottish Fairy Belief: A History. Tuckwell Press: East Linton. ISBN 1862321906

2000

Henderson, L. (2000) The road to Elfland: fairy belief in the child ballads. In: Cowan, E.J. (ed.) The Ballad in Scottish History. Tuckwell Press: East Linton, UK, pp. 54-72. ISBN 9781862320086

1993

Henderson, L. (1993) The Duncan Family papers: the peregrinations of a remarkable woman. Collection Update (University of Guelph Library), 1993(June),

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Articles

Henderson, L. (2016) The (super)natural worlds of Robert Kirk: fairies, beasts, landscapes and lychnobious liminalities. Bottle Imp(20),

Henderson, L. (2014) 'Incidents of great importance': animal observation on nineteenth-century north polar explorations. New Orkney Antiquarian Journal. Special Edition: John Rae 200 Conference Proceedings., 7, pp. 20-33.

Henderson, L. (2008) Scotland and the slave trade: some South West connections. Scottish Local History, 72, pp. 47-53.

Henderson, L. (2007) Charmers, spells and holy wells: the repackaging of belief. Review of Scottish Culture, 19, pp. 10-26.

Henderson, L. (2006) The survival of witchcraft prosecutions and witch belief in South West Scotland. Scottish Historical Review, 85(1), pp. 52-74. (doi:10.3366/shr.2006.0015)

Henderson, L. (1993) The Duncan Family papers: the peregrinations of a remarkable woman. Collection Update (University of Guelph Library), 1993(June),

Books

Henderson, L. (2016) Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment: Scotland, 1670-1740. Series: Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic. Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills. ISBN 9780230294387 (doi:10.1057/9781137313249)

Henderson, L., and Cowan, E. J. (2001) Scottish Fairy Belief: A History. Tuckwell Press: East Linton. ISBN 1862321906

Book Sections

Henderson, L. (2015) Tündérek, angyalok és a holtak földje: Robert Kirk Lychnobious People címú múve. In: Pócs, É. (ed.) Test, Lélek, Szellemek és Természetfeletti Kommunikáció, Szerkesztette. Series: Tanulmányok a transzcendensrol (8). Balassi Kiadó: Budapest, pp. 368-385. ISBN 9789635069613

Henderson, L. (2015) 'A country of enchantments': Thomas Watling's observations of Australia's natural world. In: Cahir, F., Beggs-Sunter, A. and Inglis, A. (eds.) Scots under the southern cross: Scottish impressions of colonial Australia. Ballarat Heritage Services: Ballarat, Australia, pp. 108-118. ISBN 9781876478209

Cowan, E., and Henderson, L. (2014) Scots in Australia: the gaze from Auld Scotia. In: For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation. Art Gallery of Ballarat: Ballarat, Australia, pp. 18-27.

Henderson, L. (2013) Folk belief and Scottish traditional literatures. In: Dunnigan, S. and Gilbert, S. (eds.) The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literatures. Series: Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 26-34. ISBN 9780748645404

Henderson, L. (2012) The witches of Bute. In: Ritchie, A. (ed.) Historic Bute: Land and People. Scottish Society for Northern Studies: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 151-161. ISBN 9780953522644

Cowan, E.J., and Henderson, L. (2011) Everyday life in medieval Scotland. In: Cowan, E.J. and Henderson, L. (eds.) A History of Everyday Life in Medieval Scotland, 1000 to 1600. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland (1). Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 1-24. ISBN 9780748621569

Henderson, L. (2011) 'Detestable slaves of the Devil': changing attitudes to witchcraft in Sixteenth-Century Scotland. In: Cowan, E.J. and Henderson, L. (eds.) A History of Everyday Life in Medieval Scotland, 1000 to 1600. Vol. 1. Series: A History of Everyday Life in Scotland, 1. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748621569

Henderson, L. (2009) Introduction. In: Henderson, L. (ed.) Fantastical Imaginations: The Supernatural in Scottish History and Culture. John Donald: Edinburgh, pp. 141-166. ISBN 9781906566029

Henderson, L. (2009) Studying the supernatural history of Scotland. In: Henderson, L. (ed.) Fantastical Imaginations: The Supernatural in Scottish History and Culture. John Donald: Edinburgh, xiii-xxiv. ISBN 9781906566029

Henderson, L. (2009) Witch, fairy and folktale narratives in the trial of Bessie Dunlop. In: Henderson, L. (ed.) Fantastical Imaginations: The Supernatural in Scottish History and Culture. John Donald: Edinburgh, pp. 141-166. ISBN 9781906566029

Henderson, L. (2008) Witch-hunting and witch belief in the Gàidhealtachd. In: Goodare, J., Martin, L. and Miller, J. (eds.) Witchcraft and Belief in Early Modern Scotland. Series: Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 95-118. ISBN 9780230507883

Henderson, L. (2003) The natural and supernatural worlds of Hugh Miller. In: Borley, L. (ed.) Celebrating the Life and Times of Hugh Miller: Scotland in the Early 19th Century: Ethnography and Folklore, Geology and Natural History, Church and Society. Cromarty Arts Trust / Elphinstone Institute of the University of Aberdeen, pp. 89-98. ISBN 9780906265338

Henderson, L., and Cowan, E.J. (2002) The last of the witches? The survival of Scottish witch belief. In: Goodare, J. (ed.) The Scottish Witch-Hunt in Context. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK, pp. 198-217. ISBN 9780719060236

Henderson, L. (2000) The road to Elfland: fairy belief in the child ballads. In: Cowan, E.J. (ed.) The Ballad in Scottish History. Tuckwell Press: East Linton, UK, pp. 54-72. ISBN 9781862320086

Edited Books

Cowan, E.J. and Henderson, L., (Eds.) (2011) A History of Everyday Life in Medieval Scotland, 1000 to 1600. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748621569

Henderson, L., (Ed.) (2009) Fantastical Imaginations: The Supernatural in Scottish History and Culture. John Donald: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781906566029

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