Queen's University


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Dr. Scott McLean 

Associate Professor

Director, BISC Field School in British Archaeology

​Qualifications and Research Interests

  • PhD in British History, University of Guelph
  • MA in British Medieval History, University of Guelph
  • BA (Hons), University of Guelph

Dr. Scott McLean is an Associate Professor of History who has taught at the BISC since 1999. His focus is upon British and European history and archaeology.  Over the past seven years he has been exploring the archaeology of the Castle estate and is the Director of the BISC’s Field School in British Archaeology. He is also currently developing a “Castle Archive” of materials related to the Castle’s colourful history. His current research is split between a book focused on British perceptions of Canada and the Canadian Army during WWII, and an on-going examination of the archaeology and history of the Herstmonceux Castle Estate.      

Selected Publications

Researching Your Ancestors in Simcoe County: A Study in Migratory Patterns and Family History. Simcoe County Genealogical Society, 2012.

With Michael Vance, William Wye Smith: The Recollections of a Nineteenth Century Scottish Canadian. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2008.

“Cleansing the Hawker’s Basket: Popular Literature and the Cheap Periodical Press in Scotland,” Studies in Scottish Literature. University of South Carolina, 2002. 

From Lochnaw to Manitoulin: A Highland Soldiers Tour Through Upper Canada. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, January 2000.

(General Editor) Scottish Tradition. The Journal of the Canadian Association for Scottish Studies. 1991-1998 (Eight volumes).