Kevin James

Sponsor: Scotiabank

Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of History in University of Guelph

My research in Ireland, supported by Scotiabank through the ICUF in 2004, was critical to my early development as a scholar of Irish economic and social history.  I was able to spend a long period in archives, converse with other scholars, and further a research programme that later received support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The ICUF provided the most important support I received in my early years as a scholar, and I am grateful for the opportunity it provided me to develop valuable contacts with Irish historians during my research trip in 2004.