Dr. William R. Miles & Dr. Michael E. Vance



William R. Miles is a PhD candidate in History at Memorial University. His doctoral research focuses on the early modern Atlantic naval convoy system. In addition to presenting several conference papers on the subject, he has published “The Newfoundland Convoy, 1711,” in  Northern Mariner, Vol. XVIII, Issue 2 (2008): 61-83 as well as several scholarly reviews in  Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Northern Mariner and the International Journal of Maritime History. His most recent publication is “Irish Soldiers, Pensions and Imperial Migration during the Early Nineteenth Century” Britain and the World, Vol. VI, Issue 2 (Sept. 2013): 243-257.




Michael E. Vance is Professor of History at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research focusses on nineteenth century Scottish emigration and he has published several articles on Lowland emigration to Upper Canada. He has also written on the historical nature of Scottish identity in Nova Scotia in a collection of essays co-edited, with Marjory Harper, entitled Myth, Migration and the Making of Memory: Scotia and Nova Scotiac. 1600-1990 (1999) and in his contributions to Celeste Ray, ed., Transatlantic Scots (2005). His most recent publication is Imperial Immigrants: Scottish Settlers in the Upper Ottawa Valley, 1815-1840 (Toronto: Dundurn, 2012).

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