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?

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    Dominic Brian Allen

    Person: Master of Research

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    Ian Archbald Baker

    Person: Doctor of Philosophy

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    Barbara Jean Ball

    Person: Doctor of Philosophy


    Research Output

  • Contraception and Catholicism in the twentieth century: transnational perspectives on medical, activist and intimate practices

    Ignaciuk, A. & Kelly, L., 30 Apr 2020, In : Medical History. 64, 2, p. 163-172 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

    Open Access
  • 4 Downloads (Pure)


    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

  • AHRC Research Leave scheme

    Mary Heimann (Recipient), 2006

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively



    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

    Student theses

    'A different existence altogether' constructing, conditioning and controlling the British soldier's body in the First World War

    Author: Walker, S. H., 11 May 2018

    Supervisor: Mills, J. (Supervisor) & Newlands, E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Advance work : art and advertising in Buffalo Bill's Wild West

    Author: Delaney, M. A., 20 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Ellis, C. (Supervisor) & Young, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    'Doctor's orders' : type 1 diabetes and the consultative relationship, 1948-2002

    Author: Bradwel, S., 23 Jun 2020

    Supervisor: Smith, M. (Supervisor) & McIvor, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis