Dr Diarmaid Kelliher

  • Research Associate (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

Research interests

Reseach interests

My research has focused on historical geographies of labour and social movements, particularly in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s.  Theoretically I have been particularly interested in developing ideas around solidarity. My current focus is building on my doctoral research on relationships between London and the coalfields from the late 1960s onwards. This includes working on a booklet of first hand accounts of support for the miners during the 1984-5 strike with Dr David Featherstone. Future research plans include a historical geography of the picket line, and exploring conceptions and practices of democracy - particularly in the labour movement - in the second half of the 20th century. 

Biography

I am a postdoctoral reseach associate, funded by the Urban Studies Foundation, a position I took up in October 2017. Before this I had two short research assistant/associate jobs at Glasgow working with Dr David Featherstone on an oral history and public engagement project on London and the 1984-5 miners' strike, and Professor Andrew Cumbers on policy workshops around municipal public energy companies. Dr Featherstone and Professor Cumbers supervised my PhD at Glasgow from 2013-17, which was titled 'Solidarity, class and labour agency: mapping networks of support between London and the coalfields during the 1984-5 miners' strike'. I studied for a BA in modern history and politics at Oxford, then an MA in contemporary history and politics at Birkbeck. In between these degrees, and sometimes during, I mostly worked in libraries. 

I am a member of the team at the Raphael Samuel History Centre, and recently joined the committee of the Scottish Labour History Society.


Publications

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2018

Kelliher, D. (2018) Historicising geographies of solidarity. Geography Compass, e12399. (doi:10.1111/gec3.12399) (Early Online Publication)

Featherstone, D., Kelliher, D., Donovan, D., Conway, T. and Davison, S. (2018) 'An enormous sense of solidarity': London and the 1984-5 miners' strike. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 69, pp. 99-112. (doi:10.3898/SOUN:69.06.2018)

Kelliher, D. (2018) Review of Gavin Brown and Helen Yaffe, Youth Activism and Solidarity: The Non-Stop Picket Against Apartheid. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, [Book Review]

Featherstone, D. and Kelliher, D. (Eds.) (2018) London and the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike. Mixam UK Ltd..

2017

Kelliher, D. (2017) Networks of solidarity: the London left and the 1984-5 miners’ strike. In: Smith, E. and Worley, M. (eds.) Waiting for the Revolution: the British Far Left from 1956. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 125-143. ISBN 9781526113658

Kelliher, D. (2017) Contested spaces: London and the 1984-5 miners' strike. Twentieth Century British History, 28(4), pp. 595-617. (doi:10.1093/tcbh/hwx029)

Kelliher, D. (2017) Constructing a culture of solidarity: London and the British coalfields in the long 1970s. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 49(1), pp. 106-124. (doi:10.1111/anti.12245)

2015

Kelliher, D. (2015) The 1984-5 miners' strike and the spirit of solidarity. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 60(60), pp. 118-129. (doi:10.3898/136266215815872953)

2014

Kelliher, D. (2014) Review of Evan Smith and Matthew Worley (eds), Against the Grain: The British Far Left From 1956. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, [Book Review]

Kelliher, D. (2014) Solidarity and sexuality: lesbians and gays support the miners 1984-5. History Workshop Journal, 77(1), pp. 240-262. (doi:10.1093/hwj/dbt012)

This list was generated on Mon Oct 15 13:46:06 2018 BST.
Number of items: 10.

Articles

Kelliher, D. (2018) Historicising geographies of solidarity. Geography Compass, e12399. (doi:10.1111/gec3.12399) (Early Online Publication)

Featherstone, D., Kelliher, D., Donovan, D., Conway, T. and Davison, S. (2018) 'An enormous sense of solidarity': London and the 1984-5 miners' strike. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 69, pp. 99-112. (doi:10.3898/SOUN:69.06.2018)

Kelliher, D. (2017) Contested spaces: London and the 1984-5 miners' strike. Twentieth Century British History, 28(4), pp. 595-617. (doi:10.1093/tcbh/hwx029)

Kelliher, D. (2017) Constructing a culture of solidarity: London and the British coalfields in the long 1970s. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 49(1), pp. 106-124. (doi:10.1111/anti.12245)

Kelliher, D. (2015) The 1984-5 miners' strike and the spirit of solidarity. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 60(60), pp. 118-129. (doi:10.3898/136266215815872953)

Kelliher, D. (2014) Solidarity and sexuality: lesbians and gays support the miners 1984-5. History Workshop Journal, 77(1), pp. 240-262. (doi:10.1093/hwj/dbt012)

Book Sections

Kelliher, D. (2017) Networks of solidarity: the London left and the 1984-5 miners’ strike. In: Smith, E. and Worley, M. (eds.) Waiting for the Revolution: the British Far Left from 1956. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 125-143. ISBN 9781526113658

Book Reviews

Kelliher, D. (2018) Review of Gavin Brown and Helen Yaffe, Youth Activism and Solidarity: The Non-Stop Picket Against Apartheid. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, [Book Review]

Kelliher, D. (2014) Review of Evan Smith and Matthew Worley (eds), Against the Grain: The British Far Left From 1956. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, [Book Review]

Edited Books

Featherstone, D. and Kelliher, D. (Eds.) (2018) London and the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike. Mixam UK Ltd..

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