Suggested Readings


Basu, Paul. Highland Homecomings: Genealogy and Heritage Tourism in the Scottish Diaspora. Routledge: New York, 2007.

Hirsch, Marianne. “The Generation of Postmemory.” Poetics Today 29, no. 1 (Spring, 2008): 103-128.

Ingold, Tim. Being Alive: Essays on Movements, Knowledge and Description. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.

Kacandes, Irene. Daddy’s War: Greek American Stories. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska  Press, 2009.

Lukashock, Alvin K. and Kevin Lynch. “Some Childhood Memories of the City.” Journal of the American Institute of Planners 22, no. 3 (1956): 142-152.

McAllister, Kirsten Emiko. “A Story of Escape: Family Photographs from Japanese Canadian Internment Camps.” In Locating Memory: Photographic Acts, edited by Annett Kuhn and Kirsten Emiko McAllister, 81-110. New York: Berghahn Books, 2006.

McVicker, Greg. Through the Eyes of a Belfast Child: Life. Personal Reflections. Poems. Victoria, BC: FriesenPress, 2014.

O’Flynn, John. The Irishness of Irish Music. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2009.

Portelli, Alessandro. The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1991.

Rodaway, Paul. Sensuous Geographies: Body, Sense and Place. London and New York: Routledge, 1994.

Smith, Mick, Joyce Davidson, Laura Cameron, and Liz Bondi. Emotion, Place and Culture. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2009.

Taylor, Diana. The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003.

Tilley, Christopher. A Phenomenology of Landscape Places, Paths, and Monuments. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1994.

Suggested Readings

On emotions and history

Davidson, Joyce, and Christine Milligan. “Embodying Emotion Sensing Space: Introducing emotional geographies.” Social & Cultural Geography 5, no. 4 (December, 2004): 523-524.

Plamper, Jan. The History of Emotions: An Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Rosenwein, Barbara H. “Worrying about Emotions in History.” The American Historical Review 107, no. 3 (June 2002): 821-845.

Stearns. Peter N., and Carol Z. Stearns, “Emotionology: Clarifying the History of Emotions and Emotional Standards.” The American Historical Review 90, no. 4 (October 1985): 813-836.

Sugiman, Pamela. “‘These Feelings that Fill my Heart’: Japanese Canadian Women’s Memories of Internment.” Oral History 34, no. 2 (Autumn 2006): 69-84.


On landscape and weather

Campbell, Claire Elizabeth. Shaped by the West Wind: Nature and History in Georgian Bay. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2005.

Cronon, William. “The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature.” In Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature, edited by William Cronon, 69-90. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1995.

Graham, Brian, ed. In Search of Ireland: A Cultural Geography. London and New York: Routledge, 1997.

Opp, James, and John C. Walsh, eds. Placing Memory and Remembering Place in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010.

Schama, Simon. Landscape and Memory. New York: Vintage Books, 1995.

Strauss, Sarah and Benjamin S. Orlove, eds. Weather, Climate, Culture. Oxford and New York: Berg, 2003.


On performance

Dening, Greg. Performances. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Leonard, Marion. “Performing Identity: Music and Dance in the Irish Communities of Coventry and Liverpool.” Social & Cultural Geography 6, no. 4 (August, 2005): 515-529.

O’Shea, Helen. The Making of Irish Traditional Music. Cork: Cork University Press, 2008.

Stokes, Martin, ed. Ethnicity, Identity and Music: The Musical Construction of Place. Oxford and New York: Berg Publishers, 1994.

Smith, Thérèse, ed. Ancestral Imprints: Histories of Irish Traditional Music and Dance. Cork: Cork University Press, 2012.


On Irish history

Fitzgerald, Patrick, and Brian Lambkin. Migration in Irish History, 1607-2007. Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Foster, John Wilson. ed. Nature in Ireland: A Scientific and Cultural History. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997.

McAuliffe, Mary, Katherine O’Donnell, and Leeann Lane, eds. Palgrave Advances in Irish History. Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Nash, Catherine. “Local Histories in Northern Ireland.” History Workshop Journal 60 (Autumn, 2005): 45-68.

Webster Hollis III, Daniel. The History of Ireland. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.


On oral history

Boyd, Douglas A., and Mary A. Larson, eds. Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Llewellyn, Kirstina R., Alexander Freund, and Nolan Reilly, eds. The Canadian Oral History Reader. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015.

High, Steven. “Sharing Authority: An Introduction.” Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d’études canadiennes 43, no. 1 (Winter, 2009): 12-34.

Parr, Joy. Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environments and the Everyday. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010.

Portelli, Alessandro. “The Peculiarities of Oral History.” History Workshop Journal 12, no. 1 (1981): 96-107.


On families and memory

Freund, Alexander. “A Canadian Family Talks about Oma’s Life in Nazi Germany: Three-Generational Interviews and Communicative Memory.” Oral History Forum d’histoire orale 29 (2009): 1-26.

Hirsch, Marianne and Leo Spitzer. “‘We Would Not Have Come Without You’: Generations of Nostalgia.” American Imago 59, no. 3 (Fall, 2002): 253-276.

Wilson, Angela Cavender. “Grandmother to Granddaughter: Generations of Oral History in a Dakota Family.” American Indian Quarterly 20, no. 1 (Winter, 1996): 7-13.

Zembrzycki, Stacey. “Sharing Authority with Baba.” Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d’études canadiennes 43, no. 1 (Winter, 2009): 219-238.