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. I have recently completed a booklet of first hand accounts of support for the miners during the 1984-5 strike with Dr David Featherstone (available here). 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, 12(9), e12399. (doi:10.1111/gec3.12399)

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 Tue Dec 11 10:59:10 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 10.

Articles

Kelliher, D. (2018) Historicising geographies of solidarity. Geography Compass, 12(9), e12399. (doi:10.1111/gec3.12399)

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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