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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history Social Sciences
Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences
drug Social Sciences
History Medicine & Life Sciences
parliament Social Sciences
Mental Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Hypersensitivity Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychiatry Medicine & Life Sciences

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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

Projects 2001 2024

Research Output 1982 2019

Cold War
cultural heritage
cold war

Blighted live: Deindustrialisation, health and well-being in the Clydeside region

McIvor, A., 2 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : 20 & 21: Revue d'histoire. 144

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

World Health Organization
cold war
secret service


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 2020


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