Professor Tanja Bueltmann
Professor of History, Northumbria University
I studied at the universities of Bielefeld (Germany) and Edinburgh for my MA in British Cultural Studies, History and Sociology. With a strong background in Scottish History, I then moved to New Zealand in early 2006 to pursue my doctoral research on the country’s Scottish immigrant community. Funded by the New Zealand government with a New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship, I completed my PhD at the end of 2008; it was published, in 2011, as Scottish Ethnicity and the Making of New Zealand Society, 1850 to 1930 (in the Scottish Historical Review Monograph Series). I returned to Europe in early 2009, when I was appointed to join the History team at Northumbria University.
Apart from looking at the history of the Scots abroad and Scottish migration, I was also Co-Investigator of the AHRC funded project ‘Locating the Hidden Diaspora: The English in North America in Transatlantic Perspective, 1760-1950’. A monograph from that project, co-authored with Prof Don MacRaild, was recently published as The English Diaspora in North America: Migration, Ethnicity and Association, 1730s-1950s.
[with D.M. MacRaild and J.C.D. Clark] British and Irish Diasporas: Societies, Cultures, and Ideologies (under contract, Manchester University Press).
[with Graeme Morton], ‘Partners in Empire: The Scottish Diaspora since 1707’, in D.M. MacRaild, Tanja Bueltmann and J.C.D. Clark, British and Irish Diasporas: Societies, Cultures, and Ideologies (under contract, Manchester University Press).
[with D.M. MacRaild] The English Diaspora in North America: Migration, Ethnicity and Association, 1730s-1950s (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017); length: 150,000 words; contribution split among authors 50/50.
Clubbing Together: Ethnicity, Civility and Formal Sociability in the Scottish Diaspora to 1930 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014). [110,000 words] >> winner of the Saltire Society Research Book of the Year 2015 award
[with A. Hinson and G. Morton], The Scottish Diaspora (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013). [115,000 words]
[with Brad Patterson, Tom Brooking, Jim McAloon and Rebecca Lenihan], Unpacking the Kist: The Scots in New Zealand. McGill-Queen’s Studies in Ethnic History Series (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013).
Scottish Ethnicity and the Making of New Zealand Society, 1850 to 1930 (Scottish Historical Review Monograph Series, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011). [105,000 words] >> shortlisted for the Saltire Society Research Book of the Year and History Book of the Year awards 2011
[with D. Gleeson and D.M. MacRaild] Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012).
[with A. Hinson and G. Morton] Ties of Bluid, Kin and Countrie: Scottish Associational Culture in the Diaspora (Guelph: Guelph Series in Scottish Studies, 2009).
Refereed Journal Articles
[with L.C. Robinson] ‘Making Home in a Sojourner World: Organised Ethnicity and British Associationalism in Singapore, c1880s-1930s’, Britain and the World, 9:2 (2016), pp. 167-96.
[with D. Gleeson and D.M. MacRaild], ‘Invisible Diaspora? English Ethnicity in the United States before 1920’, Journal of American Ethnic History 33:4 (2014), pp. 5-30.
‘Ethnizität und Organisierte Geselligkeit: Das Assoziationswesen deutscher Migranten in Neuseeland im mittleren und späten 19. Jahrhundert’, Historische Zeitschrift, 295:3 (December 2012), pp. 660-89 [title translation: ‘Ethnicity and Organised Sociability: The Associationalism of German Migrants in New Zealand in the Mid- and Late-Nineteenth Century’].
[with D.M. MacRaild], ‘Globalising St George: English Associations in the Anglo-World to the 1930s’, Journal of Global History, 7:1 (2012), pp. 79-105.
‘“The Image of Scotland which We Cherish in Our Hearts”: Burns Anniversary Celebrations in Colonial Otago’, Immigrants & Minorities, special issue, 30:1 (2012), pp. 78-97.
‘Manly Games, Athletic Sports and the Commodification of Scottish Identity: Caledonian Gatherings in New Zealand to 1915’, Scottish Historical Review LXXXIX, 2:228 (2010), pp. 224–247.
‘“No Colonists are more Imbued with their National Sympathies than Scotchmen”: The Nation as an Analytical Tool in the Study of Migrant Communities’, New Zealand Journal of History, 43:2 (2009), pp. 169-181.
‘“Where the Measureless Ocean between us will Roar”: Scottish Emigration to New Zealand, Personal Correspondence and Epistolary Practices, c1850-1920’, Immigrants & Minorities, 26:3 (2008), pp. 242-65.
‘Mutual, Ethnic and Diasporic: The Sons of England in Canada, c1880 to 1910’, in D. Gleeson (ed.), English Ethnicity and Culture in North America [Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2017].
‘Ethnic Associationalism and Networking among the Scots in Asia: A Longitudinal Comparison, c1870 to the Present.’, in T.M. Devine and Angela McCarthy (eds), The Scots in Asia since c.1700: Settlers and Sojourners (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
‘Scottish Ethnic Associationalism, Military Identity and Diaspora Connections in the Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Centuries’, in D. Forsyth and W. Ugolini (eds), A Global Force: War, Identities and Scotland’s Diaspora (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016).
‘“Gentlemen, I am going to the Old Country”: Scottish Roots-Tourists in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries’, in Mario Varricchio (ed.), Back to Caledonia: Scottish Return Migration from the Sixteenth Century to the Present (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2012).
‘Anglo-Saxonism and the Racialization of the English Diaspora’, in T. Bueltmann, D. Gleeson and D. M. MacRaild, Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012).
[with D. Gleeson and D.M. MacRaild] ‘Introduction: Locating the English Diaspora: Problems, Perspectives and Approaches’, in T. Bueltmann, D. Gleeson and D.M. MacRaild (eds), Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012).
‘Remembering the Homeland: St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in New Zealand to 1910’, in O. Frawley (ed), Memory Ireland: Diaspora and Memory Practices (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2012).
[with G. Horn] ‘Migration and Ethnic Associational Culture: A Comparative Study of New Zealand’s Irish and Scottish Migrant Communities to 1905’, in V. Comerford and J. Kelly (eds), Associational Culture in Ireland and the Wider World (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2010).
‘Ethnic Identity, Sporting Caledonia and Respectability: Scottish Associational Life in New Zealand to 1910’, in T. Bueltmann, A. Hinson and G. Morton (eds), Ties of Bluid, Kin and Countrie: Scottish Associational Culture in the Diaspora (Guelph: Guelph Series in Scottish Studies, 2009).
Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97, by Mark Hampton, American Historical Review, 122:1 (2017), pp. 152-3.
Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire, by Damon Ieremia Salesa, English Historical Review, 128 (2013), pp. 705-7.
Creating a Scottish Church: Catholicism, Gender, and Ethnicity in Nineteenth-century Scotland, by S. Karly Kehoe, Scottish Historical Review, 91:1 (2012), p. 189-91.
Ireland, Sweden and the Great European Migration 1815-1914, by Donald Harman Akenson, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 10:1 (2012), pp. 104-5.
Settlers: New Zealand Immigrants from England, Ireland and Scotland 1800-1945, by Jock Phillips and Terry Hearn, Immigrants & Minorities 28:1 (2010), pp. 86-9.
Personal Narratives of Irish and Scottish Migration, 1921-65: ‘For Spirit and Adventure’, by Angela McCarthy, Immigrants & Minorities, 26:3 (2008), pp. 322-24.
The State of the Union: Scotland 1707-2007, by Jørgen Sevaldsen and Jens Rahbek Rasmussen (eds), International Review of Irish and Scottish Studies 33 (2008), pp. 133-35.
Writings for a General Audience
‘“Through the Fair Land of Scotia”: Émigré Scots Touring the Homeland’, History Scotland, 11:3 (2011), pp. 18-23.
[review] To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland’s Global Diaspora, 1750-2010, by T.M. Devine, History Scotland, 12:4 (2012).
[review] From Hirta to Port Phillip: The Story of the Ill-Fated Emigration from St Kilda to Australia in 1852, by Eric Richards, History Scotland 11:4 (2011), p. 55.
[review] Doing Well and Doing Good: Ross & Glendining, Scottish Enterprise in New Zealand, by SRH Jones, History Scotland 11:1 (2011), p. 59.