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Elizabeth A. Scott B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Member in History

Arts n/a

Research Area(s)

  • Public History
  • Museology
  • Reconciliation
  • Inclusion
  • Saskatchewan History
  • Immigration History
  • Settler Colonialism/British Empire
  • Transnationalism

About me

I am currently appointed as Chief Curator - Director of Collections & Research at the Western Development Museum. My current research program highlights my work in Public History and Engagement, developing exhibitions that feature themes of Truth & Reconciliation, diversity, inclusion and innovation in Saskatchewan History. My earlier scholarly research program specialized in histories of Canadian citizenship, immigration, poverty and health, exploring histories of imperial relationships between Britain and its colonies, particularly around immigration policy. 

Recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive! (2020) with Mr. Ryan Androsoff and Dr. Ashleigh Androsoff for the Doukhobor Living Book Project, a partnership between Spirit Wrestler Productions, the University of Saskatchewan and the Western Development Museum.


Danyluk, Stephanie M, Melvin Littlecrow, and Elizabeth A. Scott, “Wapaha Sk ̅a Dakota Oyat ̅e Ihduhap ̅i: Widening the Lens on Whitecap Dakota First Nation in Pion-Era Photographs, 1955-1969,” Prairie History, 8 (Summer 2002): 33-41.

Danyluk, Stephanie M. and Elizabeth A. Scott, “Reframing cultural exchange and  community histories: Whitecap Dakota First Nation at the Western Development Museum’s Pion-Era,” Intersections, 5, no. 1 (2022): 16-17

Scott, Elizabeth A., “Jakob Marjan’s Shoe Repair Shop in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, 1932-1979,” Prairie History, 7 (Winter 2022), 51-54.

Scott, Elizabeth and Katrina Hannah. “Inclusivity and Reconciliation at the Western Development Museum,” Prairie History, Number 1, Winter 2020.

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.



Teaching & Supervision

Current Graduate Students

Letitia Johnson, PhD Committee Member

Past Undergraduate Courses

HIST 145.3 Shell-Shocked: The Aftermath of the Great War in Britain
HIST 122.3 Europe in the Modern Age, 1789-Present
HIST 395.3 Re-imagining the London Slum: Narratives of Poverty Crime and Culture in the 19th and 20th Century East End
HIST 229.6 Europe in the 20th Century


British Empire Immigration History Inclusion Museology Public History Reconciliation Saskatchewan History Settler Colonialism Transnationalism

2021-2024 Institutional Partner. SSHRC Partnership Grant. Project Title: Building London with Canadian Resources: An Immersive History for Learning the Limits of the Earth's Carrying Capacity. Principal Investigator: Dr. Jim Clifford, University of Saskatchewan. 

2021-2022 Collaborator, with Gayle Ye. SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Project Title: Resurfacing “History” at the Tunnels of Moose Jaw. Principal Investigator: Dr. Ashleigh Androsoff, University of Saskatchewan. 

2018-2019 Collaborator. SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Project Title: A History of Harmony: Integration and Independence among Saskatchewan Doukhobors, 1899-2019. Principal Investigator: Dr. Ashleigh Androsoff, University of Saskatchewan.

2016 Postdoctoral Fellow. SSHRC; Department of History, University of Prince Edward Island. Project Title: From Port to Port: Medical Inspection, the Immigrant Body, and (Un)-Desirability in the British World, 1850-1950. Co-Supervisors Dr. Lisa Chilton and Dr. Marjory Harper (Aberdeen).

2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow. Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan. Project Title: Taking Root: Commodities, Environments, and Migration in the Nineteenth-Century British Crown Colonies of Ceylon and the Straits Settlements. Supervisor: Dr. Jim Clifford.