Dr Sheila Kidd

  • Senior Lecturer (Celtic and Gaelic)

telephone: 01413305425
email: Sheila.Kidd@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

My research to date has dealt with Gaelic literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth century with a focus on Gaelic prose in periodicals and newspaper columns. I am particularly interested in the social and historical dimensions of these texts and of the publications themselves, including issues relating to orality and literacy. I have also worked on literature of the Highland diaspora within Scotland and abroad (Canada, Australia, the West Indies and the East Indies). More recently I have been working on language usage in the nineteenth century Highlands, considering the evidence relating to interactions between those estate and public officials who did not speak Gaelic, and monoglot Gaelic speakers. In studying this often contested ground of language of communication I aim to produce a nuanced picture of language contact and provide a deeper understanding of social relations and dynamics of power in the nineteenth-century Highlands.

Current research projects include:

  • an edition of nineteenth-century còmhraidhean (prose dialogues) with introduction and detailed textual commentary due to be published by the Scottish Gaelic Texts Society in 2016
  • language usage in the nineteenth-century Highlands
  • the nineteenth and early twentieth-century Gaelic periodical press in Scotland, Canada and Australia

Selected recent conference papers and lectures:

  • ‘From Glasgow to Hobart: Gaelic periodical publishing and the Highland diaspora’, Communities of Communication Conference, University of Edinburgh (September 2015).
  • ‘‘‘You seem a very intelligent man, and can speak English. What is it you want to tell us?: Gaels and government inquiries in the nineteenth century’, Scottish Studies & Celtic Research Seminar, University of Glasgow (March 2015).
  • ‘The language barrier and welfare provision in the nineteenth-century Highlands’, International Congress of Celtic Studies, University of Glasgow (July 2015).
  • ‘’S fheàrr caraid sa chùirt na crùn san sporan: language domains and power relations in the 19th-century Highlands’, Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig, University of Edinburgh (June 2014).
  • ‘Scottish Gaelic periodicals in Canada from the 19th to the 20th century’, Bho Chuan gu Cuan Conference, University of Ulster, Belfast (October 2013).
  • ‘Glasgow and the nineteenth-century Gaelic periodical press’, Lecture series marking Centenary of Scottish History and Literature at the University of Glasgow (May 2013).
  • ‘Sliochd An Teachdaire Gae’lach: Irisean Gàidhlig ann an dùthchannan cèine’, Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 7, Glasgow (August 2012).
  • ‘Gaelic Periodicals in the Lowlands: Negotiating Change’, Crossing the Highland Line, Association for Scottish Literary Studies Conference, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye (June 2012).
  • ‘Thoir n’fhairre air na ha mi dol a scriobh’: political machinations and code-switching in James Macpherson’s Gaelic letters.’, International Congress of Celtic Studies, Maynooth (July 2011).
  • ‘“Fo ghrèin loisgich nan Innsean”: Gàidheil sna h-Innsean an Ear’ [Under the burning sun of the Indies: Gaels in the East Indies], Gaelic Society of Inverness (February 2011).
  • ‘Orality and Literacy in Gaelic Culture: Negotiating the Transition’, University of Glasgow, Conference - Literacy in Oral Cultures: conflicts, compromises and complications (November 2011).
  • ‘Early Gaelic periodicals: Knowledge transfer and impact’, Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 6, University of Aberdeen [Plenary speaker] (August 2010).
  • ‘Tha mi ’n dràsd anns na h-Innsean’ [I am now in the West Indies]: Gaels in the Caribbean’, Caribbean and the Enlightenment Conference, University of Glasgow, (April 2010).

Grants

  • Wellcome Trust, Humanities and Social Science Small Grant: The Gaelic language and medical provision in the 19th-century Scottish Highlands, 2016.

Supervision

Current postgraduate supervision

  • Niall Bartlett, ‘The Isle of Lewis 1844-1924’ PhD (2013-), co-supervisor with Dr Martin MacGregor, History.
  • Calum Cameron-Whyte, ‘John Murdoch’, PhD (2012-), co-supervisor with Dr Martin MacGregor, History.
  • Shaun Kavanagh, ‘The Irish and Highland Migrants’ Experience in Nineteenth-Century Greenock’, PhD (2012-), co-supervisor with Dr Catriona Macdonald, History.
  • Tòmas MacAilpein, ‘Islay: Culture, Religion & Community c. 1890-1960’, PhD (2011-), co-supervisor with Dr Martin MacGregor, History.
  • Ruairidh MacIver, ‘The Gaelic Poet and the British Military Experience’, PhD (2012-), primary supervisor with Dr Michel Byrne, Celtic and Gaelic.

Completed

I would welcome enquiries from prospective students interested in Gaelic literature and culture from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries and in the social history of the Highlands or Gaelic communities in the Lowlands and abroad.


Teaching

My main teaching responsibilities include:

Undergraduate

  • Gaelic 1B (ab initio course) – course convenor and main tutor.
  • Gaelic 2A – course convenor and tutor for literature element of course
  • An 19mh linn tro Shùilean nan Gàidheal – Honours course
  • Fèin-Eachdraidh ann an Gàidhlig – Honours course
  • An Leabhar Gàidhlig 1567–1914 – Honours course 

Postgraduate

  • Culture, Politics and Society in the Highland Clearances, co-taught with Dr Martin MacGregor, History
  • Gàidhlig Adhartach, with colleagues in Celtic and Gaelic

Additional Information

  • External examiner for the University of the Highlands and Islands Gaelic and Related Studies degree programmes.
  • External examiner for postgraduate research theses (PhD and MLitt).
  • Vice-President of the Scottish Gaelic Texts Society
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic at Glasgow University.
  • Peer reviewer for international journals and publications.
  • Organiser of Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 7, to be hosted by the University of Glasgow from 21-23 August 2012.

Publications

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2018

Kidd, S. (2018) Electioneering in Gaelic in Perthshire. [Website]

2017

Kidd, S. (2017) Kangaroos and Cockatoos: Gaelic literature in the nineteenth-century Antipodes. Scottish Literary Review, 9(2), pp. 1-18.

2016

Kidd, S. (Ed.) (2016) Còmhraidhean nan Cnoc: the Nineteenth-Century Gaelic Prose Dialogue. Scottish Gaelic Texts Society: Glasgow. ISBN 9780903586085

2015

Duncan, I. and Kidd, S. (2015) The Nineteenth Century. In: Sassi, C. (ed.) The International Companion to Scottish Literature. Series: International companions to Scottish literature. Scottish Literature International: Glasgow, pp. 64-73. ISBN 9781908980151

Kidd, S. M. (2015) Gaelic periodicals in the Lowlands: negotiating change. In: MacLachlan, C. and Renton, R. W. (eds.) Gael and Lowlander in Scottish Literature: Cross-currents in Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century. Series: Occasional papers (Association for Scottish Literary Studies) (20). Scottish Literature International: Glasgow, pp. 143-158. ISBN 97819089980106

2014

Kidd, S. M. (2014) 'Fo ghrèin loisgich nan Innsean': na h-Innseachan an Ear tro shùilean Gàidhealach. Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, LXVI, pp. 141-173.

2013

Kidd, S.M. (2013) Early Gaelic periodicals: knowledge transfer and impact. In: O Baoill, C. and McGuire, N. (eds.) Rannsachadh na Gaidhlig 6. An Clo Gaidhealach, University of Aberdeen: Aberdeen, UK, pp. 177-206. ISBN 9780952391180

Kidd, S.M. (2013) Gaelic books as cultural icons: the maintenance of cultural links between the Highlands and the West Indies. In: Sassi, C. and van Heijnsbergen, T. (eds.) Within and Without Empire: Scotland Across the (Post)colonial Borderline. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 46-60. ISBN 9781443849227

2010

Byrne, M. and Kidd, S.M. (2010) 'Vintners & Criminal Officers': Fo-sgrìobhaichean dà leabhair Earra-ghàidhealach ann am meadhan na 19mh linn. In: McLeod, W., Burnyeat, A., Stiùbhart, D.U., Clancy, T. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (eds.) Bile ós Chrannaibh: a Festschrift for William Gillies. Clann Tuirc, pp. 29-44. ISBN 978-0954973391

Kidd, S.M. (2010) Turtaran is faclairean: Ceanglaichean eadar Gàidheil na h-Alba agus Gàidheil nan Innseachan an Iar. Aiste, 3, pp. 19-48.

Kidd, S.M. (2010) A thaghdairean Gaedhealach: early Gaelic electioneering. In: Nilsen, K.E. (ed.) Rannsachadh na Gaidhlig 5: Fifth Scottish Gaelic Research Conference. Cape Breton University Press: Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 116-133. ISBN 9781897009468

2008

Kidd, S.M. (2008) Burning issues: reactions to the Highland Press during the 1885 election campaign. Scottish Gaelic Studies, 24, pp. 285-307.

2007

Kidd, S.M. (Ed.) (2007) Glasgow: Baile Mòr nan Gàidheal / City of the Gaels. Roinn Na Ceiltis Oilthigh Ghlaschu: Glasgow. ISBN 9780903204231

Kidd, S. (2007) Tormod MacLeòid: àrd-chonsal nan Gàidheal. In: Glasgow : baile mòr nan Gàidheal. University of Glasgow, pp. 107-129. ISBN 9780903204231

Kidd, S.M. (2007) Tormod MacLeòid: Àrd-Chonsal nan Gàidheal? [Norman MacLeod Consul to the Gaels?]. In: Kidd, S. M. (ed.) Glasgow: Baile Mòr nan Gàidheal = City of the Gaels. Department of Celtic, University of Glasgow, pp. 107-129. ISBN 9780903204231

Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2007) Mac bàillidh hirt, the son of the bailiff of St Kilda on his first visit to Glasgow: an eighteenth-century Gaelic satirical narrative tale from Islay in Gaelic-Scots orthography. In: Kidd, S.M. (ed.) Glasgow: Baile mòr nan Gàidheal = City of the Gaels. Department of Celtic, University of Glasgow: Glasgow, pp. 89-106. ISBN 9780903204231

2006

Byrne, M., Clancy, T.O. and Kidd, S.M. (Eds.) (2006) Litreachas and eachdraidh: rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2, Glaschu 2002. Roinnna Ceiltis Oilthigh Ghlaschu: Glasgow. ISBN 9780903204224

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Displacing clearance? A nineteenth-century essay on slavery. In: Munro, G. and Cox, R.A.V. (eds.) Cànan & Cultar / Language & Culture. Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 4. Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781903765869

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Carswell, John. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Màiri mhòr nan Òran. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Mac-Dhun-lèibhe, Uilleam. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) MacCormaic, Iain. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) MacEacharn, Dòmhnall. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) MacLachlainn, Eòghan. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) MacLeod, Norman. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Scottish Gaelic prose, modern. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Scottish Gaelic studies. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 66,

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Stuart, Revd. John. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) The forgotten first: John MacCormick's 'Dùn-Àluinn'. Scottish Gaelic Studies, 22, pp. 197-219.

2004

Kidd, S.M. (2004) MacGregor, Alexander (1806-1881) Church of Scotland minister and writer of Scottish Gaelic prose. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198614111

2003

Kidd, S.M. (2003) The Rev. Alexander MacGregor: the writer behind the pen-names. Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, LXI, pp. 1-24.

Kidd, S.M. (2003) Scottish Gaelic studies. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 65,

2002

Kidd, S.M. (2002) Caraid nan Gaidheal and 'Friend of Emigration': Gaelic emigration literature of the 1840s. Scottish Historical Review, 81(1), pp. 52-69. (doi:10.3366/shr.2002.81.1.52)

Kidd, S.M. (2002) Scottish Gaelic studies. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 62,

2001

Kidd, S.M. (2001) Scottish Gaelic studies. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 63,

2000

Kidd, S.M. (2000) Social Control and Social Criticism: the nineteenth-century còmhradh. Scottish Gaelic Studies, 20, pp. 67-87.

This list was generated on Sat Jun 23 20:21:04 2018 BST.
Number of items: 36.

Articles

Kidd, S. (2017) Kangaroos and Cockatoos: Gaelic literature in the nineteenth-century Antipodes. Scottish Literary Review, 9(2), pp. 1-18.

Kidd, S. M. (2014) 'Fo ghrèin loisgich nan Innsean': na h-Innseachan an Ear tro shùilean Gàidhealach. Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, LXVI, pp. 141-173.

Kidd, S.M. (2010) Turtaran is faclairean: Ceanglaichean eadar Gàidheil na h-Alba agus Gàidheil nan Innseachan an Iar. Aiste, 3, pp. 19-48.

Kidd, S.M. (2008) Burning issues: reactions to the Highland Press during the 1885 election campaign. Scottish Gaelic Studies, 24, pp. 285-307.

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Scottish Gaelic studies. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 66,

Kidd, S.M. (2006) The forgotten first: John MacCormick's 'Dùn-Àluinn'. Scottish Gaelic Studies, 22, pp. 197-219.

Kidd, S.M. (2003) The Rev. Alexander MacGregor: the writer behind the pen-names. Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, LXI, pp. 1-24.

Kidd, S.M. (2003) Scottish Gaelic studies. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 65,

Kidd, S.M. (2002) Caraid nan Gaidheal and 'Friend of Emigration': Gaelic emigration literature of the 1840s. Scottish Historical Review, 81(1), pp. 52-69. (doi:10.3366/shr.2002.81.1.52)

Kidd, S.M. (2002) Scottish Gaelic studies. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 62,

Kidd, S.M. (2001) Scottish Gaelic studies. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 63,

Kidd, S.M. (2000) Social Control and Social Criticism: the nineteenth-century còmhradh. Scottish Gaelic Studies, 20, pp. 67-87.

Book Sections

Duncan, I. and Kidd, S. (2015) The Nineteenth Century. In: Sassi, C. (ed.) The International Companion to Scottish Literature. Series: International companions to Scottish literature. Scottish Literature International: Glasgow, pp. 64-73. ISBN 9781908980151

Kidd, S. M. (2015) Gaelic periodicals in the Lowlands: negotiating change. In: MacLachlan, C. and Renton, R. W. (eds.) Gael and Lowlander in Scottish Literature: Cross-currents in Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century. Series: Occasional papers (Association for Scottish Literary Studies) (20). Scottish Literature International: Glasgow, pp. 143-158. ISBN 97819089980106

Kidd, S.M. (2013) Early Gaelic periodicals: knowledge transfer and impact. In: O Baoill, C. and McGuire, N. (eds.) Rannsachadh na Gaidhlig 6. An Clo Gaidhealach, University of Aberdeen: Aberdeen, UK, pp. 177-206. ISBN 9780952391180

Kidd, S.M. (2013) Gaelic books as cultural icons: the maintenance of cultural links between the Highlands and the West Indies. In: Sassi, C. and van Heijnsbergen, T. (eds.) Within and Without Empire: Scotland Across the (Post)colonial Borderline. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 46-60. ISBN 9781443849227

Byrne, M. and Kidd, S.M. (2010) 'Vintners & Criminal Officers': Fo-sgrìobhaichean dà leabhair Earra-ghàidhealach ann am meadhan na 19mh linn. In: McLeod, W., Burnyeat, A., Stiùbhart, D.U., Clancy, T. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (eds.) Bile ós Chrannaibh: a Festschrift for William Gillies. Clann Tuirc, pp. 29-44. ISBN 978-0954973391

Kidd, S.M. (2010) A thaghdairean Gaedhealach: early Gaelic electioneering. In: Nilsen, K.E. (ed.) Rannsachadh na Gaidhlig 5: Fifth Scottish Gaelic Research Conference. Cape Breton University Press: Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 116-133. ISBN 9781897009468

Kidd, S. (2007) Tormod MacLeòid: àrd-chonsal nan Gàidheal. In: Glasgow : baile mòr nan Gàidheal. University of Glasgow, pp. 107-129. ISBN 9780903204231

Kidd, S.M. (2007) Tormod MacLeòid: Àrd-Chonsal nan Gàidheal? [Norman MacLeod Consul to the Gaels?]. In: Kidd, S. M. (ed.) Glasgow: Baile Mòr nan Gàidheal = City of the Gaels. Department of Celtic, University of Glasgow, pp. 107-129. ISBN 9780903204231

Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2007) Mac bàillidh hirt, the son of the bailiff of St Kilda on his first visit to Glasgow: an eighteenth-century Gaelic satirical narrative tale from Islay in Gaelic-Scots orthography. In: Kidd, S.M. (ed.) Glasgow: Baile mòr nan Gàidheal = City of the Gaels. Department of Celtic, University of Glasgow: Glasgow, pp. 89-106. ISBN 9780903204231

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Displacing clearance? A nineteenth-century essay on slavery. In: Munro, G. and Cox, R.A.V. (eds.) Cànan & Cultar / Language & Culture. Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 4. Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781903765869

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Carswell, John. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Màiri mhòr nan Òran. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Mac-Dhun-lèibhe, Uilleam. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) MacCormaic, Iain. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) MacEacharn, Dòmhnall. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) MacLachlainn, Eòghan. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) MacLeod, Norman. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Scottish Gaelic prose, modern. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2006) Stuart, Revd. John. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Kidd, S.M. (2004) MacGregor, Alexander (1806-1881) Church of Scotland minister and writer of Scottish Gaelic prose. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198614111

Edited Books

Kidd, S. (Ed.) (2016) Còmhraidhean nan Cnoc: the Nineteenth-Century Gaelic Prose Dialogue. Scottish Gaelic Texts Society: Glasgow. ISBN 9780903586085

Kidd, S.M. (Ed.) (2007) Glasgow: Baile Mòr nan Gàidheal / City of the Gaels. Roinn Na Ceiltis Oilthigh Ghlaschu: Glasgow. ISBN 9780903204231

Byrne, M., Clancy, T.O. and Kidd, S.M. (Eds.) (2006) Litreachas and eachdraidh: rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2, Glaschu 2002. Roinnna Ceiltis Oilthigh Ghlaschu: Glasgow. ISBN 9780903204224

Website

Kidd, S. (2018) Electioneering in Gaelic in Perthshire. [Website]

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