Professor Lynn Abrams

  • Head of School/ Chair in Modern History (History)

telephone: 01413304513
email: Lynn.Abrams@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests:

  • History of women and gender relations in Britain (including Scotland) from c.1750-present
  • Oral history theory and methodology

Current projects:

 Professor Abrams' inaugural lecture 8 May 2014:

Grants

 

Supervision

I am pleased to supervise research projects that fall broadly within my areas of research expertise on women's and gender history and oral history.

I currently supervise the following postgraduate students:

  • Yvonne McFadden, Culture, Gender and Home in Suburban Glasgow, c.1950-c.1970
  • Amy Murphy, Lesbian literature and lesbian oral history of post-war Britain
  • Tanya Cheadle, A Very Scottish Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Sexuality in Fin de Siècle Scotland
  • Eilidh Macrae, Women, Body and Physical Recreation in Britain c.1930-c.1790
  • Roslyn Chapman, A History of Lace Knitting in Shetland (with Shetland Museum)
  • May Rosenthal Sloan, Food, ethnicity and identity in London and New York

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

  • Level 1 History: Europe 1500-2000

Honours courses

  • Women and Gender Relations in Europe, 1789-1918
  • Life Histories: Personal Testimony and Memory
  • Stories about the Past
  • Women and Feminist Movements in Europe, 1789-1945 (Special Subject)

Postgraduate Courses

  • Social History and Social Theory
  • Gender, Politics and Power

Additional information

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2002 | 2001
Number of items: 24.

2016

Abrams, L. (2016) Oral History Theory. Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9781138905399

2015

Abrams, L. (2015) Finding the Female Self: Women's Autonomy, Marriage and Social Change in Nineteenth Century Germany. In: Ruger, J. and Wachsmann, N. (eds.) Rewriting German History: new Perspectives on Modern Germany. Series: New perspectives on modern Germany. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 142-157. ISBN 9781137347787

2014

Abrams, L. (2014) Liberating the female self: epiphanies, conflict and coherence in the life stories of Post-war British women. Social History, 39(1), pp. 14-35. (doi:10.1080/03071022.2013.872904)

Abrams, L. (2014) Memory as both source and subject of study: the transformations of oral history. In: Berger, S. and Niven, B. (eds.) Writing the History of Memory. Series: Writing history. Bloomsbury Academic: London, pp. 89-109. ISBN 9780340991886

2013

Abrams, L. (2013) The taming of highland masculinity: inter-personal violence and shifting codes of manhood c.1760-1840. Scottish Historical Review, 92(1), pp. 100-122. (doi:10.3366/shr.2013.0139)

Abrams, L. (2013) Mothers and daughters: negotiating the discourse on the 'good woman' in 1950s and 1960s Britain. In: Christie, N. and Gauvreau, M. (eds.) The Sixties and Beyond: Dechristianisation in North America and Western Europe, 1945-2000. University of Toronto Press: Toronto, Canada. ISBN 9781442644755

2012

Abrams, L. (2012) Storytelling, women's authority and the 'Old-Wife's Tale': 'The Story of the Bottle of Medicine'. History Workshop Journal, 73(1), pp. 95-117. (doi:10.1093/hwj/dbr058)

Abrams, L. (2012) 'There is many a thing that can be done with money': women, barter and autonomy in a Scottish fishing community in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Signs, 37(3), pp. 602-609. (doi:10.1086/662700)

2011

Abrams, L., and Fleming, L. (2011) Long Term Experiences of Tenants in Social Housing in East Kilbride: an Oral History Study. Project Report. School of Humanities, Glasgow.

2010

Abrams, L. (2010) Oral History Theory. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415427548

Abrams, L., and Brown, C. (2010) A day in the life: conceiving the everyday in the twentieth century. In: Abrams, L. and Brown, C. (eds.) A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century Scotland. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland (4). Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748624300

Abrams, L., and Brown, C.G. (2010) A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth-century Scotland. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748624300

Abrams, L., and Brown, C.G. (2010) Introduction: conceiving the everyday in the twentieth century. In: Abrams, L. and Brown, C.G. (eds.) A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century Scotland. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland (4). Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9780748624300

2009

Abrams, L. (2009) Revisiting Akenfield: forty years of an iconic text. Oral History, 37(1), pp. 33-42.

Abrams, L., and Fleming, L. (2009) From scullery to conservatory: everyday life in the Scottish home. In: Abrams, L. and Brown, C.G. (eds.) A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century Scotland. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland (4). Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 48-75. ISBN 9780748624300

2008

Abrams, L. (2008) The 'unseamed picture': conflicting narratives of women in the modern European past. Gender and History, 20(3), pp. 628-643. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0424.2008.00540.x)

2006

Abrams, L. (2006) Knitting, autonomy and identity: the role of hand-knitting in the construction of women's sense of self in an island community, Shetland, c. 1850-2000. Textile History, 37(2), pp. 149-165. (doi:10.1179/004049606x132078)

Abrams, L. (2006) At home in the family: women and familial relationships. In: Simonton, D. (ed.) The Routledge History of Women in Europe Since 1700. Routledge: London, UK, pp. 14-53. ISBN 9780415301039

Abrams, L. (2006) Gendering the agenda. In: Abrams, L., Gordon, E., Simonton, D. and Yeo, E. (eds.) Gender in Scottish History Since 1700. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748617609

Abrams, L., and Breitenbach, E. (2006) Gender and Scottish identity. In: Abrams, L., Gordon, E., Simonton, D. and Yeo, E. (eds.) Gender in Scottish History Since 1700. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748617609

2005

Abrams, L. (2005) Myth and materiality in a woman's world: Shetland 1800-2000. Series: Gender in History. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719065927

2002

Abrams, L. (2002) From demon to victim : the infanticidal mother in Shetland, 1699-1899. In: Brown, Y.G. and Ferguson, R. (eds.) Twisted Sisters: Women, Crime and Deviance in Scotland since 1400. Tuckwell Press: East Linton, UK, pp. 156-180. ISBN 9781862322950

Abrams, L. (2002) The making of modern woman: Europe 1789-1918. Longman. ISBN 9780582414105

2001

Abrams, L. (2001) 'Blood is thicker than water': family, fantasy and identity in the lives of Scottish foster children. In: Lawrence, J. and Starkey, P. (eds.) Child Welfare and Social Action in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: International Perspectives. Liverpool University Press: Liverpool, UK. ISBN 9780853236764

This list was generated on Mon Aug 29 12:18:48 2016 BST.
Number of items: 24.

Articles

Abrams, L. (2014) Liberating the female self: epiphanies, conflict and coherence in the life stories of Post-war British women. Social History, 39(1), pp. 14-35. (doi:10.1080/03071022.2013.872904)

Abrams, L. (2013) The taming of highland masculinity: inter-personal violence and shifting codes of manhood c.1760-1840. Scottish Historical Review, 92(1), pp. 100-122. (doi:10.3366/shr.2013.0139)

Abrams, L. (2012) Storytelling, women's authority and the 'Old-Wife's Tale': 'The Story of the Bottle of Medicine'. History Workshop Journal, 73(1), pp. 95-117. (doi:10.1093/hwj/dbr058)

Abrams, L. (2012) 'There is many a thing that can be done with money': women, barter and autonomy in a Scottish fishing community in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Signs, 37(3), pp. 602-609. (doi:10.1086/662700)

Abrams, L. (2009) Revisiting Akenfield: forty years of an iconic text. Oral History, 37(1), pp. 33-42.

Abrams, L. (2008) The 'unseamed picture': conflicting narratives of women in the modern European past. Gender and History, 20(3), pp. 628-643. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0424.2008.00540.x)

Abrams, L. (2006) Knitting, autonomy and identity: the role of hand-knitting in the construction of women's sense of self in an island community, Shetland, c. 1850-2000. Textile History, 37(2), pp. 149-165. (doi:10.1179/004049606x132078)

Books

Abrams, L. (2016) Oral History Theory. Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9781138905399

Abrams, L. (2010) Oral History Theory. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415427548

Abrams, L. (2005) Myth and materiality in a woman's world: Shetland 1800-2000. Series: Gender in History. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719065927

Abrams, L. (2002) The making of modern woman: Europe 1789-1918. Longman. ISBN 9780582414105

Book Sections

Abrams, L. (2015) Finding the Female Self: Women's Autonomy, Marriage and Social Change in Nineteenth Century Germany. In: Ruger, J. and Wachsmann, N. (eds.) Rewriting German History: new Perspectives on Modern Germany. Series: New perspectives on modern Germany. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 142-157. ISBN 9781137347787

Abrams, L. (2014) Memory as both source and subject of study: the transformations of oral history. In: Berger, S. and Niven, B. (eds.) Writing the History of Memory. Series: Writing history. Bloomsbury Academic: London, pp. 89-109. ISBN 9780340991886

Abrams, L. (2013) Mothers and daughters: negotiating the discourse on the 'good woman' in 1950s and 1960s Britain. In: Christie, N. and Gauvreau, M. (eds.) The Sixties and Beyond: Dechristianisation in North America and Western Europe, 1945-2000. University of Toronto Press: Toronto, Canada. ISBN 9781442644755

Abrams, L., and Brown, C. (2010) A day in the life: conceiving the everyday in the twentieth century. In: Abrams, L. and Brown, C. (eds.) A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century Scotland. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland (4). Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748624300

Abrams, L., and Brown, C.G. (2010) Introduction: conceiving the everyday in the twentieth century. In: Abrams, L. and Brown, C.G. (eds.) A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century Scotland. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland (4). Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9780748624300

Abrams, L., and Fleming, L. (2009) From scullery to conservatory: everyday life in the Scottish home. In: Abrams, L. and Brown, C.G. (eds.) A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century Scotland. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland (4). Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 48-75. ISBN 9780748624300

Abrams, L. (2006) At home in the family: women and familial relationships. In: Simonton, D. (ed.) The Routledge History of Women in Europe Since 1700. Routledge: London, UK, pp. 14-53. ISBN 9780415301039

Abrams, L. (2006) Gendering the agenda. In: Abrams, L., Gordon, E., Simonton, D. and Yeo, E. (eds.) Gender in Scottish History Since 1700. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748617609

Abrams, L., and Breitenbach, E. (2006) Gender and Scottish identity. In: Abrams, L., Gordon, E., Simonton, D. and Yeo, E. (eds.) Gender in Scottish History Since 1700. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748617609

Abrams, L. (2002) From demon to victim : the infanticidal mother in Shetland, 1699-1899. In: Brown, Y.G. and Ferguson, R. (eds.) Twisted Sisters: Women, Crime and Deviance in Scotland since 1400. Tuckwell Press: East Linton, UK, pp. 156-180. ISBN 9781862322950

Abrams, L. (2001) 'Blood is thicker than water': family, fantasy and identity in the lives of Scottish foster children. In: Lawrence, J. and Starkey, P. (eds.) Child Welfare and Social Action in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: International Perspectives. Liverpool University Press: Liverpool, UK. ISBN 9780853236764

Edited Books

Abrams, L., and Brown, C.G. (2010) A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth-century Scotland. Series: A history of everyday life in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748624300

Research Reports or Papers

Abrams, L., and Fleming, L. (2011) Long Term Experiences of Tenants in Social Housing in East Kilbride: an Oral History Study. Project Report. School of Humanities, Glasgow.

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