Organization profile

Organisation profile

Historical Research is based on the triangulation of International History, the History of Health and Scottish History; a configuration that is further interlocked by the Scottish Oral History Centre, which also leads our knowledge exchange endeavours.


Scottish Oral History Centre: The key research questions currently driving the Scottish Oral History Centre pivot around how oral history approaches deepen our understanding of: 1) The Arts and youth culture in modern urban society 2) The experiences of war 3) Cultures of work and the impact of work upon the body and personal identity.


International History: This group investigates relations among both state and non-state actors in international society. Research questions include: 1) How can we understand social dynamics in the international sphere? 2) What role do national, linguistic, racial or ethnic identities play in the evolution of politics at both the national and international levels? 3) How do both state and non-state actors perceive and respond to threats to their security?


History of Health: This group’s research draws on techniques from across the disciplines and seeks to impact upon contemporary societies by drawing perspectives from the past in order to provide fresh approaches to today’s health challenges and problems. Members of this group for the core of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow, which address the following research questions: 1) What factors have shaped the health of individuals, communities and societies in the modern period? 2) What has driven the development of healthcare systems and health technologies in societies since c. 1800? 3) What are the social, cultural, economic and scientific outcomes of health crises and lifestyle choices?


Scottish History: This group endeavours to internationalize Scottish History in British, European and imperial contexts. We are also convinced of the importance of interdisciplinary work in the field of technology with specific reference to wealth creation, communication, innovation, invention and espionage. Research questions include: 1) How can the Scottish political and constitutional heritage inform the current national debate? 2) To what extent is a knowledge of and acquaintance with Scotland’s past vital for national well-being and confidence? 3) How can we set a research agenda for the social union of Scotland and the rest of the UK?

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

history Social Sciences
parliament Social Sciences
Scotland Arts & Humanities
drug Social Sciences
History Arts & Humanities
historian Social Sciences
Ireland Social Sciences
oral history Social Sciences

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Ian Archbald Baker

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Barbara Jean Ball

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Lorna Barton

Projects 2001 2021

Research Output 1982 2019

1 Citations

1968: psychiatry in transition – psychiatry in history

Richert, L., 1 Feb 2018, In : British Journal of Psychiatry . 212, 2, p. 121 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
Anniversaries and Special Events

A historical argument for regulatory failure in the case of Primodos and other 'hormone pregnancy tests'

Olszynko-Gryn, J., Bjørvik, E., Weßel, M., Jülich, S. & Jean, C., 23 Oct 2018, 6, p. 34-44 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
working group

Allergic to innovation? Dietary change and debate about food allergy in the USA

Smith, M., 13 Dec 2018, Proteins, Pathologies and Politics: Dietary Innovation and Disease Since the Nineteenth Century. Gentilcore, D. & Smith, M. (eds.). London, 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Food Hypersensitivity


Chemical Workers oral history project

Walker, D. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 16 Sep 2016


Disability and Industrial Society 1780-1948: A Comparative Cultural History of British Coalfields: Statistical Compendium

McIvor, A. (Creator), Turner, D. (Creator), Thompson, S. (Creator), Bohata, K. (Creator), Long, V. (Creator), Mantin, M. (Creator), Blackie, D. (Creator), Curtis, B. (Creator), Turner, A. (Creator), Brown, V. (Creator), Jones, A. (Creator), Borsay, A. (Creator), 10 Dec 2016



AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinker

Matthew Smith (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Appointment

AHRC Knowledge Transfer Fellow (Glasgow Museums)

Arthur McIvor (Recipient), Jan 2010

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Knowledge transfer

AHRC Research Leave scheme

Mary Heimann (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 1994 2019

Peace making after the First World War

Rogelia Pastor-Castro (Participant), Richard Smith (Organiser), Juliette Desplat (Organiser)
27 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

Self Help and Health Food in Edwardian London

Elsa Richardson (Speaker)
15 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

History at the Heart of Diplomacy

Rogelia Pastor-Castro (Participant)
15 Nov 2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation


Contribution to occupational health campaigns, international debate and public awareness of miner’s lung and asbestos related disease and disability.

Arthur McIvor (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalQuality of life and safety, Public understanding, information and debate, Culture and creativity


Cultural, Creative and Economic Benefits of the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference

Angela Bartie (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalCulture and creativity, Economic and commerce


Health History and the Curriculum for Excellence

James Mills (Participant), Emma Newlands (Participant), Arthur McIvor (Participant), Matthew Smith (Participant), Angela Turner (Participant), Patricia Barton (Participant), Ryan Johnson (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalCulture and creativity, Education