PUBLICATIONS

Books

(forthcoming) A Social History of Houses: Continuity and Change in a Hebridean Township, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

 

Book Chapters

(2013) with L. Pike, ‘Gaelic language and lexicography’, in M. Mulhearn and A. Fenton (eds) Scottish Life and Society: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology, Vol. 1, Edinburgh: John Donald, 485-504.

(2013) ‘Open-air museums, authenticity and the shaping of cultural identity: An example from the Isle of Man’, in C. Dalglish (ed.) Archaeology, the Public, and the Recent Past, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 13-34. Reprinted in Proceedings of the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society 12:4 (2014), 627-49.

 

Journal Articles

(2014) ‘Social reform and segregation: Tenant housing in the Isle of Lewis’, Vernacular Architecture 45:1, 54-66.

(2014) ‘Crossing the threshold: Negotiating space in the vernacular houses of the Isle of Lewis’, The Archaeological Journal, 171, 315-42.

(2013) ‘The bed-alcove tradition in Ireland and Scotland: Reappraising the evidence’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Section C, 113, 309-40.

(2012) ‘Observations on the vernacular house in the Isle of Man’, Proceedings of the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society 12:3, 417-34.

(2006) ‘The development of traditional housing in the Isle of Lewis: Social and cultural influences on vernacular architecture’, Béaloideas (Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society) 74, 65-102.

 

Conference Proceedings

(2010) with L. Pike, ‘Faclair na Gàidhlig: The advent of an historical dictionary of Scottish Gaelic’, in K.E. Nilsen (ed.) Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 5/Fifth Scottish Gaelic Research Conference, Sydney, NS: Cape Breton University Press, 100-07.

(2010) ‘Leantanas agus leasachadh ann an Leòdhas: Sgeulachd an taigh-tughaidh tron an 19mh agus tron 20mh linn’ (‘Continuity and development in Lewis: The story of the thatched house in the 19th and 20th centuries’), in G. Munro and R.A.V. Cox (eds) Cànan & Cultur/Language & Culture, Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 4, Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, 67-85.

(2008) ‘A social history of houses: The Hebridean example’, Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, Vol. 22, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 141-55.

 

Reports

(2013) with A. Connor, ‘Report on the role of local food in Manx culture’, for the Isle of Man Government (Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture).

 

Reviews

(2015) Review of The Making of the Modern Scottish Highlands, 1939-65 by John A. Burnett (Dublin: Four Courts, 2012), Northern Scotland 6, 129-32.

(2015) Review of Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars by Iain J.M. Robertson (Surrey: Ashgate, 2013), History Scotland 15:2, 56.

(2012) Review of The Sutherland Estate, 1850-1921: Aristocratic Decline, Estate Management and Land Reform by Annie Tindley (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010), History Scotland 12:2, 57-8.

(2007) Review of Saoghal Bana-mharaiche (‘Life of a Fisherwoman’) by Seòsamh Watson (Perthshire: Clann Tuirc, 2007), Béaloideas (Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society) 75, 309-13.

 

Recent Presentations

(2017) ‘Breaking boundaries: Interpreting change in the vernacular house’, Royal Historical Society Symposium on ‘Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments’, University of Chester.

(2016) ‘Pushing the boundaries of domestic space: Analyzing change in the vernacular house’, Vernacular Architecture Group annual conference (invited paper).

(2015) ‘Symbols of status in the vernacular houses of the Isle of Lewis’, International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) Annual Conference, Zagreb, Croatia.

(2015) ‘Social reform and resistance: Improving tenant housing in the Isle of Lewis in the 19th and 20th centuries’, University of Manchester Archaeology Seminar, Manchester (invited paper).

(2015) ” ‘A Sketch of Old Cregneish’: Folk Museums and the Portrayal of Cultural Identity”, Castletown Heritage Trust (invited paper).

(2014) ‘Social reform and segregation: Tenant housing in the Isle of Lewis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries’, University of Oxford Modern History Seminar, Oxford (invited paper).

(2014) ‘Sorely against the will of the people’: Tenant resistance to housing reform in nineteenth-century Lewis’, Buildings in Society International: History and Culture AD 500–1914 Conference, Belfast.

(2013) ‘Re-visioning interior space: Boundaries and thresholds in the vernacular house’, European Association of Archaeologists Annual Conference, Pilsen, Czech Republic.

(2013) ‘Perceptions of the rural poor: Social reform and resistance in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland’, Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Leicester.

(2012) ‘Cregneash National Folk Museum: History and identity’, Presidential Lecture, Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society, Douglas, Isle of Man.

(2012) ‘“Wretched Habitations” – The Manx cottage in the 19th century’, Historic Environment Research Conference on Recent Research in Vernacular Architecture: Rural Building Traditions of the “Poorer Sort”, 1600-1900, McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge (invited paper).

(2011) ‘Crossing the threshold: Negotiating space in the vernacular house’, International Conference on New Light on Vernacular Architecture: Studies in Britain, Ireland, and the Isle of Man, Douglas, Isle of Man.

(2011) ‘The historical dictionary in the 21st century: Language, lexicography and material culture’, North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers Annual Conference, Douglas, Isle of Man (invited keynote).

(2011) ‘The outshot tradition revisited: A re-evaluation of the bed-outshot in Ireland and Scotland’, Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group Annual Conference, Ennis, Co. Clare.

(2010) ‘The vernacular house in the Isle of Man’, Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society, Douglas, Isle of Man (invited paper).

(2010) ‘Portraying the past, creating the future: Folk museums and the shaping of cultural identity’, Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Annual Conference, Glasgow.

(2010) ‘Building connections: The bed alcove in Scotland and Ireland’, Lecture for Scotland, International Celtic Congress, Douglas, Isle of Man (invited paper).