Dr. Elizabeth ScottCurator
Dr. Elizabeth A. Scott, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Ph.D. (History, University of Saskatchewan) is the Curator of the Western Development Museum. Prior to joining the WDM in 2016 as Director of Research, Dr. Scott was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Prince Edward Island and Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity at the University of Saskatchewan. She previously worked as the Citizenship Officer for Saskatoon and Northern Saskatchewan with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and as a Citizenship Case Analyst in Ottawa, experiences that encouraged her to study the history of immigration policies in Canada.
Dr. Scott’s research and exhibition work at the WDM focuses on Saskatchewan histories that explore the province’s diversity, promote inclusivity and showcase innovation. Her first exhibition for the WDM was Our Collective Threads: Saskatchewan People in Canada, a traveling exhibit that explores our diversity through the clothes we have worn. She is also interested in the teaching and scholarship of Public History and guest lectures on these topics in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan. Her scholarly research program sits at the intersections of citizenship, immigration, poverty and health in Saskatchewan and Canadian History, set in a transnational context. Her publications reflect these interests, advancing arguments that deepen our understanding about the historical connections between Canadian and British immigration law and policy.
She is a member of the Canadian Historical Association, presenting regularly at the Annual Meeting. She enjoys giving public lectures to community groups, at WDM events and for The Museums Association of Saskatchewan on topics in Saskatchewan History and the WDM Artifact Collection. She is actively involved in her community, as a member of the Saskatoon Archives and Archivists Group, former Executive Member of the Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism and former elected member of the Saskatoon Community Clinic Board of Directors. She was Chairperson of the 50th Anniversary of Medicare Committee in Saskatoon in 2012. Dr. Scott is passionate about sharing the diverse history of the people of Saskatchewan and exploring our unique sense of place. She is honoured to lead the stewardship of the WDM Artifact Collection for future generations to learn from and enjoy.
Scott, Elizabeth A. Review of Visibly Canadian: Imaging Collective Identities in the Canadas, 1820-1910, by Karen Stanworth. Canadian Journal of History, 53, no. 1, (Spring 2018): 125-27.
Scott, Elizabeth A. Review of Unemployment, Welfare, and Masculine Citizenship: “So Much Honest Poverty” in Britain, 1870-1930, by Marjorie Levine-Clark. Canadian Journal of History, 51, no. 2 (2016): 371-73.
Scott, Elizabeth A. “‘Unite Idle Men with Idle Land:’ The Evolution of the Hollesley Bay Training Farm Experiment for the London Unemployed, 1905-1908.” In Rescuing the Vulnerable: Poverty, Welfare and Social Ties in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Europe, chapter nine, edited by Beate Althammer, Lutz Raphael, and Tamara Stazic- Wendt, 237-58. London: Berghahn Books, 2016.
Scott, Elizabeth A. “‘The Ill-Name of the Old Country’: London’s Assisted Emigrants, British Unemployment Policy, and Canadian Immigration Restriction, 1905-1910.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, 26, no. 1 (2015): 99-130.
Scott, Elizabeth A. “Cockney Plots: Allotments and Grassroots Political Activism.” In Gardening – Philosophy for Everyone: Cultivating Wisdom, edited by Dan O’Brien, 106- 118. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.