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Research Interests

My research is mainly focused on seventeenth century and early eighteenth century Scotland, including the following research areas:

The Scottish Covenanters

Scotland and Ulster

The Scottish Parliament

History of Political Institutions

The 1707 Act of Union.

I have published on all of these topics. My work has been published in France, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the USA. My research on the pre-1707 Scottish Parliament has been published in the specialised publications of The French National National Assembly and the Parliaments of Catalonia, Poland and Portugal respectively. I have a leading role in the International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions (ICHRPI) as the editor of the Commission's journal Parliaments, Estates and Representation published by Taylor and Francis.

Teaching Interests

I teach courses that are mainly focused on seventeenth century and early eighteenth century Scotland. I am committed to research-led teaching as well as the teaching of Scottish history within a wider international context. I have also taught courses here at Strathclyde on Tudor England and Early Modern Europe and I have contributed to other courses on Modern Scottish History and Modern European History. 

Undergraduate teaching

V1202 Scotland 1603-1707: From the Union of the Crowns to the Union of the Parliaments (second year)

V1304 The American West (with Dr Mark Ellis) (third year)

V1337 The Covenanters and the British Civil Wars c.1637-1651 (third year)

V1424 The Covenanters and the British Civil Wars, c.1637-1651 (fourth year honours module)

V1444 The American West (with Dr Mark Ellis) (fourth year honours module)

V1429 & V1430 The 1707 Act of Union in a British and European Context (fourth year special subject)

Postgraduate

MSc Historical Studies

V1966 Scotland and Ulster in the Early Modern North Atlantic World

I am also the Campus Director at the University of Strathclyde for the Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute that we run with the University of Dundee. The Institute runs from 2013-2015 with the theme of Scotland: Identity, Culture and Innovation.

I am the Internationalisation Co-ordinator for the School of Humanities

Since 2009 I have been a member of the Steering Committee of History UK.

I am a trained QAA Subject Assessor and I have been an External Examiner for undergraduate courses at the universities of St Andrews and Glasgow. I am currently an External Examiner for Scottish History undergraduate courses at the Crichton Campus, University of Glasgow, and for taught Masters courses in History at the University of Dundee.

I have been the External Examiner of PhD theses at the universities of Aberdeen, Cambridge, and Ulster.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Master of Arts, University of Glasgow

Keywords

  • Scottish History
  • Covenanters
  • History of the pre-1707 Scottish Parliament
  • Scotland and Ulster in the seventeenth century
  • Scots in the American West
  • Scottish Studies
  • Scotland and the World

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Selected Research Output 1995 2018

File
Parliament
Covenanters
Ulster
Migrants
Scandinavia

The Scottish Parliament 1639-61: A Political and Constitutional Analysis

Young, J. R., 1996, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 362 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

parliament

Monarchs and parliaments in a Scottish context: the Scottish restoration parliament and the reassertion of the royal prerogative of Charles II as King of Scotland

Young, J., Oct 2013, Ricordo di Antonio Marongiu: Giornata di Studio – Roma, 16 Giugno. Corciulo, M. S. (ed.). Italy, p. 69-85 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
File
Parliament
King of Scotland
Charles II
Monarch
Royal Prerogative

Escaping massacre: Refugees in Scotland in the aftermath of the 1641 Ulster rebellion

Young, J., 2007, Age of Atrocity. Violence and political conflict in early modern Ireland. Edwards, D., Lenihan, P. & Tait, C. (eds.). Dublin, p. 219-241

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Summary
Refugees
Irish History
Ulster
Confederate

Charles I and the 1633 Scottish parliament

Young, J. R., 20 Apr 2005, The history of the Scottish parliament: parliament and politics in Scotland 1567-1707 . Brown, K. M. & Mann, A. J. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, Vol. 2. p. 101-137 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Parliament

The Scottish response to the siege of Londonderry 1689-90

Young, J. R. & Kelly, W. (ed.), 2001, The sieges of Derry. Dublin, Republic of Ireland, p. 53-74 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

parliament
politics
seventeenth century
taxation
politician

The Scottish Parliament in the Seventeenth Century: European Perspectives

Young, J., 2001, Ships, Guns and Bibles in the North Sea and the Baltic States, c.1350-1700. Macinnes, A. I., Riiss, T. & Pedersen, F. (eds.). East Linton, p. 139-172

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Parliament

The Scottish Parliament and witch-hunting in Scotland under the Covenanters

Young, J., 2006, In : Parliaments, Estates and Representation. 26, 1, p. 53-65 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

witch
parliament

The Scottish parliament and the war for the three kingdoms

Young, J. R., 2001, In : Parliaments, Estates and Representation. 21, p. 104-123 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
parliament
civil war
Ireland

The parliamentary incorporating union of 1707: political management, anti-unionism and foreign policy

Young, J., 20 Apr 1999, Eighteenth century Scotland: new perspectives. Devine, T. M. & Young, J. (eds.). East Linton, p. 24-52 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

foreign policy
management

Eighteenth century Scotland: new perspectives

Devine, T. M. (ed.) & Young, J. (ed.), 1999, East Linton. 260 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Ulster and Scotland, 1600-2000: History, language and identity

Young, J. (ed.) & Kelly, W. P. (ed.), 2004, Dublin. 189 p. (Ulster & Scotland)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Language
Ulster
Social Life
Scotland
History

Scotland and the Ulster plantations: explorations in the British settlement of Stuart Ireland

Young, J. R. (ed.) & Kelly, W. P. (ed.), Jul 2009, 166 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Ireland
Ulster
Plantation
Scotland
Medieval Period

Exil et Retour/Exile and Return. Études écossaises.

Leishman, D. (ed.), Murdoch, S. (ed.), Talbott, S. (ed.) & Young, J. (ed.), 2010, 189 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Celtic dimensions of the British Civil Wars

Young, J. (ed.), 1997, Edinburgh. 232 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Thesis

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

Author: Delaney, M. A., 1 Mar 2017

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

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Saints and subverters : the later Covenanters in Scotland c.1648-1682

Author: McIntyre, N., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: MacInnes, A. (Supervisor) & Young, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Prizes

Elected Fellow of the Royal History Society. Ongoing

John Young (Recipient), Sep 1997

Prize: Election to learned society

History

Activities 2000 2019

The Scottish Parliament and the 1641 rebellion

John Young (Speaker)
16 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Scottish Parliament, maritime security and the problem of piracy in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, c.1639-51

John Young (Speaker)
24 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation