Professor Marjory Harper


Honorary Professor

Prof Marjory Harper

Marjory Harper is Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen. For three years (2007-2010) she enjoyed a part-time secondment to the Centre for History, and continues to be involved in student field trips and PhD supervision. Her main research area is modern Scottish emigration. Her most recent book, Scotland No More? The Scots who left Scotland in the twentieth century (Edinburgh, 2012) was in 2013 awarded the Frank Watson Prize by the University of Guelph, and short-listed for the Saltire History Prize.  Her previous monograph, Adventurers and Exiles: The Great Scottish Exodus (London, 2003), won the Saltire History Prize in 2004. She co-authored (with Professor Stephen Constantine) Migration and Empire (Oxford, 2010), a Companion Volume in the Oxford History of the British Empire. She currently holds a Caird Research Fellowship at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and is working on two monographs:  Scots in New Zealand, and an oral history of twentieth-century Scottish emigration, as well as developing a new line of research in migration, health and deportation.