Dr Philip Tonner
- Lecturer in Education (History) (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)
I joined the University of Glasgow in August 2019 as Lecturer in Education (History). Before arriving at the University I taught at a number of secondary schools (lastly as a Principal Teacher/Head of Department) as well as at the University of Strathclyde, the University of Stirling and the Open University. I have also taught philosophy and museum studies at the University of Glasgow (the latter on a secondment basis from Glasgow Museums where I worked for three years). I have been both a verifier and marker for the Scottish Qualifications Authority and I was centrally involved in establishing the first school based research centre in Scotland.
I hold a PGDE in Education from the University of Strathlcyde (2006), a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow (2006) and a DPhil in Archaeology from the University of Oxford (2016). Between 2005 and 2011 I was an Honorary Research Fellow in the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow. I am the author of three books, Heidegger, Metaphysics and the Univocity of Being (Continuum 2010), Phenomenology Between Aesthetics and Idealism (Noesis Press 2015) and Dwelling: Heidegger, Archaeology, Mortality (Routledge 2018). In June 2019 I was an Invited Visiting Research Scholar at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Macau, where I collaborated with Professor Victoria Harrison on the 'Philosophy of Museums' entry for Oxford Bibliographies. I also hold Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy, The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Royal Society of Arts.
I am a Member of Council of the Glasgow Archaeological Society and a volunteer leader (since 2006) with a Junior Archaeology Club (JAC: now based at Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow). An early highlight of my involvement with the JAC was working with the kids, together with founder-leader of the club, Jim Devine, in their contribution to 'The Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The European Dimension of a World Heritage Site' project which led to the Antonine Wall being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. A further highlight of my involvement with the club was participating in the testing and development of the audio tour of the Glenlee (The Tall Ship) in Glasgow, which has subsequently been developed into a phone app.
In 2015 I was involved in establishing the The John Duns Scotus Network for the Study of Existential Philosophy, Literature and the Arts, which quickly morphed into the Royal Society of Edinburgh funded network 'Existential Philosophy and Literature - The Franco-Scottish Connection: Past and Present', under the guidance of Dr Ramona Fotiade, Prof. Alexander Broadie and the network team: https://existentialnetwork.com/welcome/
History education; philosophy education; philosophy of education; archaeological theory; archaeology and education; museums; philosophy of museums; heritage; folk and fairy tales; Scottish history and archaeology education.
Heidegger; Deleuze; Foucault; Collingwood; Wittgenstein; Ingold; Duns Scotus.
2008, (with Victoria Harrison), The Higher Education Academy, Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies, Research training and professional development for doctoral students in philosophical and religious studies award for, ‘Abstracta in Concreta: Engaging Museum Collections in Philosophical and Religious Studies Research’, a collaborative research training one-day seminar. Department of Philosophy, The University of Glasgow and Glasgow Museums (£1881.50).
I am interested in supervising students in my areas of research interest.
PGDE Secondary History;
PGDE Primary Social Subjects;
M.Educ Social Studies;
M.Educ electives, Heritage, Citizenship and Sustainability & Cultural Studies in the Arts and Humanities;
M.Educ Education and Society;