Professor Lynn Abrams

  • Chair in Modern History (History)

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

R303 Level 3, History, 1 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QH

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9886-4872

Research interests

I am primarily an historian of gender and gender relations from the late 18th century to the present in Britain (including Scotland) and Europe. Within this field my interests range from the emergence of a modern female self in the late twentieth century to the history of masculinities in Scotland. I have also researched and published in the field of oral history theory and practice, the history of childhood and child welfare, the history of knitted textiles and the history of everyday life in twentieth century Scotland with particular focus on housing. I have published books on gender in Shetland, on women in nineteenth century Europe, on oral history theory and on high-rise housing in Glasgow (see publications tab). My current research projects address postwar womanhood in Britain and, separately, the history of knitted textiles in Scotland.

Current projects:

Feminist Lives

This project will offer an analysis of the modes by which women in post-war Britain constructed a self built on new ways of living and thinking. Focusing on the so-called 'transition generation' of women born in  the 1940s and growing up in the 1950s and 60s  this project adopts a multi-faceted approach to understand how women charted a new way of being female before the Women’s Liberation Movement and ‘second wave’ feminist ideology of the 1970s. New ways of fashioning the self through dress and lifestyle choices, new ways of  moving in space and time (through travel, work and within the home) and new ways of understanding the female psyche are combined through the prisms of three central themes: technologies, mobilities and psychologies.

I contend that this cohort of women developed the aspirational model of womanhood that then emerged after 1970 as the norm amongst women in the global north. The key research questions are these:

  • How did this generation or cohort of women, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, come to reject - without a mature ideology - traditional or conventional female roles in order to chart out alternative lives for themselves?
  • What were the economic, social and cultural conditions that facilitated these women's journeys towards autonomous selfhood?
  • What did these new female selves look like? What were their choices and opportunities? How did they live their lives?
  • How do those women retrospectively construct their selves of the 1950s and 60s in oral and written narratives and how do their present selves reflect on their past selves?

Fleece to Fashion: Economies and Cultures of Knitted Textiles in Scotland

Scotland is internationally renowned for its woollen textiles and certain variants on knitting styles have global recognition, eg. Fair Isle and Sanquhar colourwork patterns, Shetland knitted lace, textured Gansey techniques from coastal communities. However, knowledge of the production and dissemination of these and other traditions, and their sustainability and adaptation in economic and cultural terms, over the last 200 years is extremely limited. This project’s aim is to transform understanding of a) creativity: the relationship between materials, designs, techniques, and skills used to produce knitted textiles across Scotland; b) authenticity: why and how knitted textiles have become synonymous with Scottish heritage and c) sustainability: how knitting has survived—through adaptation—as both an indigenous craft and industrial practice from the late-eighteenth through late-twentieth centuries, and what is required for its survival in the twenty-first century and beyond.

 Professor Abrams' inaugural lecture 8 May 2014:

Publications

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2020

Abrams, L. , Kearns, A. , Hazley, B. and Wright, V. (2020) Glasgow: High-Rise Homes, Estates and Communities in the Post-War Period. Series: Built environment city studies. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138317093 (doi:10.4324/9780429455339)

Abrams, L. and Fleming, L. (2020) Aberlour Orphanage and Aberlour Child Care Trust, 1930s-1990s: Report for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Project Report. Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Edinburgh.

Abrams, L. and Fleming, L. (2020) Dr Barnardo's Homes (Dr Barnardo's/Barnardo's Scotland) 1930s-1990s: Report for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Project Report. Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Edinburgh.

Abrams, L. and Fleming, L. (2020) Executive Summary: Quarrier's, Aberlour and Barnardo's Reports: Report for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Project Report. Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Edinburgh.

Abrams, L. and Fleming, L. (2020) Quarrier's Homes, 1930s-1990s: Report for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Project Report. Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Edinburgh.

2019

Abrams, L. (2019) The self and self-help: women pursuing autonomy in post-war Britain. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 29, pp. 201-221. (doi: 10.1017/S0080440119000094)

Abrams, L. (2019) Heroes of their own life stories: narrating the female self in the feminist age. Cultural and Social History, 16(2), pp. 205-224. (doi: 10.1080/14780038.2018.1551273)

Abrams, L. , Fleming, L., Hazley, B., Wright, V. and Kearns, A. (2019) Isolated and dependent: women and children in high-rise social housing in post-war Glasgow. Women's History Review, 28(5), pp. 794-813. (doi: 10.1080/09612025.2018.1472897)

Kearns, A. , Wright, V. , Abrams, L. and Hazley, B. (2019) Slum clearance and relocation: a reassessment of social outcomes combining short- term and long-term perspectives. Housing Studies, 34(2), pp. 201-225. (doi: 10.1080/02673037.2017.1409342)

Wright, V. , Kearns, A. , Abrams, L. and Hazley, B. (2019) Planning for play: seventy years of ineffective public policy? The example of Glasgow, Scotland. Planning Perspectives, 34(2), pp. 243-263. (doi: 10.1080/02665433.2017.1393627)

2018

Abrams, L. , Hazley, B., Wright, V. and Kearns, A. (2018) Aspiration, agency, and the production of new selves in a Scottish new town, c.1947–c.2016. Twentieth Century British History, 29(4), pp. 576-604. (doi: 10.1093/tcbh/hwy006) (PMID:29860425)

Abrams, L. (2018) Talking about feminism: reconciling fragmented narratives with the feminist research frame. In: Srigley, K., Zembrzycki, S. and Iacovetta, F. (eds.) Beyond Women's Words: Feminisms and the Practices of Oral History in the Twenty-First Century. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 81-94. ISBN 9780815357681 (doi:10.4324/9781351123822)

Jessee, E. , McIvor, A., Abrams, L. and Barton, L. (2018) Oral History Theory and Practice. Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Spring into Method Workshop, Glasgow, UK, 25-27 Apr 2018.

Hazley, B., Wright, V. , Abrams, L. and Kearns, A. (2018) 'People and their homes rather than housing in the usual sense’? Locating the tenant’s voice in Homes in High Flats. Women's History Review, 28(5), pp. 728-745. (doi: 10.1080/09612025.2018.1472890)

2017

Abrams, L. and Ewan, E. L. (Eds.) (2017) Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474403894

Abrams, L. (2017) The taming of Highland masculinity: interpersonal violence and shifting codes of manhood, c. 1760-1840. In: Abrams, L. and Ewan, E. (eds.) Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinities in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 80-98. ISBN 9781474403894

Abrams, L. (2017) A wartime family romance: narratives of masculinity and intimacy during World War Two. In: Abrams, L. and Ewan, E. (eds.) Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinities in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 160-179. ISBN 9781474403894

Abrams, L. and Ewan, E. (2017) Introduction: interrogating men and masculinities in Scottish history. In: Abrams, L. and Ewan, E. (eds.) Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinities in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9781474403894

Abrams, L. (2017) Transforming oral history through theory. In: Thompson, P. and Bornat, J. (eds.) The Voice of the Past: Oral History. Series: Oxford oral history series. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 132-139. ISBN 9780190671587

2016

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

2015

Wright, V. , Hazley, B., Abrams, L. and Kearns, A. (2015) Housing, Everyday Life and Wellbeing over the Long-term: Glasgow 1950-1975. [Website]

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

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Number of items: 44.

Articles

Abrams, L. (2019) The self and self-help: women pursuing autonomy in post-war Britain. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 29, pp. 201-221. (doi: 10.1017/S0080440119000094)

Abrams, L. (2019) Heroes of their own life stories: narrating the female self in the feminist age. Cultural and Social History, 16(2), pp. 205-224. (doi: 10.1080/14780038.2018.1551273)

Abrams, L. , Fleming, L., Hazley, B., Wright, V. and Kearns, A. (2019) Isolated and dependent: women and children in high-rise social housing in post-war Glasgow. Women's History Review, 28(5), pp. 794-813. (doi: 10.1080/09612025.2018.1472897)

Kearns, A. , Wright, V. , Abrams, L. and Hazley, B. (2019) Slum clearance and relocation: a reassessment of social outcomes combining short- term and long-term perspectives. Housing Studies, 34(2), pp. 201-225. (doi: 10.1080/02673037.2017.1409342)

Wright, V. , Kearns, A. , Abrams, L. and Hazley, B. (2019) Planning for play: seventy years of ineffective public policy? The example of Glasgow, Scotland. Planning Perspectives, 34(2), pp. 243-263. (doi: 10.1080/02665433.2017.1393627)

Abrams, L. , Hazley, B., Wright, V. and Kearns, A. (2018) Aspiration, agency, and the production of new selves in a Scottish new town, c.1947–c.2016. Twentieth Century British History, 29(4), pp. 576-604. (doi: 10.1093/tcbh/hwy006) (PMID:29860425)

Hazley, B., Wright, V. , Abrams, L. and Kearns, A. (2018) 'People and their homes rather than housing in the usual sense’? Locating the tenant’s voice in Homes in High Flats. Women's History Review, 28(5), pp. 728-745. (doi: 10.1080/09612025.2018.1472890)

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. , Kearns, A. , Hazley, B. and Wright, V. (2020) Glasgow: High-Rise Homes, Estates and Communities in the Post-War Period. Series: Built environment city studies. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138317093 (doi:10.4324/9780429455339)

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. (2018) Talking about feminism: reconciling fragmented narratives with the feminist research frame. In: Srigley, K., Zembrzycki, S. and Iacovetta, F. (eds.) Beyond Women's Words: Feminisms and the Practices of Oral History in the Twenty-First Century. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 81-94. ISBN 9780815357681 (doi:10.4324/9781351123822)

Abrams, L. (2017) The taming of Highland masculinity: interpersonal violence and shifting codes of manhood, c. 1760-1840. In: Abrams, L. and Ewan, E. (eds.) Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinities in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 80-98. ISBN 9781474403894

Abrams, L. (2017) A wartime family romance: narratives of masculinity and intimacy during World War Two. In: Abrams, L. and Ewan, E. (eds.) Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinities in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 160-179. ISBN 9781474403894

Abrams, L. and Ewan, E. (2017) Introduction: interrogating men and masculinities in Scottish history. In: Abrams, L. and Ewan, E. (eds.) Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinities in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9781474403894

Abrams, L. (2017) Transforming oral history through theory. In: Thompson, P. and Bornat, J. (eds.) The Voice of the Past: Oral History. Series: Oxford oral history series. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 132-139. ISBN 9780190671587

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 Ewan, E. L. (Eds.) (2017) Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474403894

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. (2020) Aberlour Orphanage and Aberlour Child Care Trust, 1930s-1990s: Report for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Project Report. Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Edinburgh.

Abrams, L. and Fleming, L. (2020) Dr Barnardo's Homes (Dr Barnardo's/Barnardo's Scotland) 1930s-1990s: Report for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Project Report. Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Edinburgh.

Abrams, L. and Fleming, L. (2020) Executive Summary: Quarrier's, Aberlour and Barnardo's Reports: Report for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Project Report. Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Edinburgh.

Abrams, L. and Fleming, L. (2020) Quarrier's Homes, 1930s-1990s: Report for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Project Report. Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Edinburgh.

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.

Conference or Workshop Item

Jessee, E. , McIvor, A., Abrams, L. and Barton, L. (2018) Oral History Theory and Practice. Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Spring into Method Workshop, Glasgow, UK, 25-27 Apr 2018.

Website

Wright, V. , Hazley, B., Abrams, L. and Kearns, A. (2015) Housing, Everyday Life and Wellbeing over the Long-term: Glasgow 1950-1975. [Website]

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Grants

Supervision

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

Current and selected recent PhD topics

Katie Barclay, 'Middle Class Marriage in Scotland, 1750-1850'. Now in post at researcher on University of Adelaide. Thesis was published as Love, Intimacy and Power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650-1850 (Manchester University Press, 2011) and was winner of the Women's History Network prize for best first book in women's or gender history and the Kerr Hume Prize for best book in Scottish History 2012 (awarded 2007)

Rosalind Carr, 'Gender, National Identity and Political Agency in Eighteenth-Century Scotland'. Now in post Birkbeck, University of London. Thesis was published as Gender and Enlightenment Culture in Eighteenth Century Scotland (EUP, 2014). (Awarded 2009).

Amy Tooth Murphy,  'Reading the Lives between the Lines: Lesbian Literature and Oral History in Britain, 1945-1970'. Now in post Royal Holloway, University of London. (awarded 2013).

Eilidh Macrae, ' Women, Body and Physical Recreation in Britain c.1930-c.1790'. Now in post University of the West of Scotland. (awarded 2013)

Tanya Cheadle, 'Scotland’s Sexual Progressives: Re-imagining Intimate Relations at the   Fin-de-Siècle' . Now in post University of Glasgow. Thesis published as Sexual Progressives : Reimagining Intimacy in Scotland, 1880-1914 (MUP. 2020) (Awarded 2014).

Catriona MacLeod , 'Women and Work in 18th Century Glasgow' (awarded 2015), Now in post, University of Glasgow.

Roslyn Chapman 'The History of the fine lace knitting industry in nineteenth and early twentieth century Shetland' (awarded 2015). Now in post, University of Glasgow.

Jonathan Moss, 'The Experience of Women in the British Labour Movement c1968-c1981' Now in post, University of Sussex. Thesis published as Women, Workplace protest and Political identity in England, 1968-1985 (MUP 2019) (awarded 2016)

Jade Halbert,  'Marion Donaldson and Scottish fashion’, now in post University of Huddersfield (awarded 2018)

Lin Gardner, 'History of Singer: case study of women's work and the sewing machine'. Now in post, University of Glasgow (awarded 2019)

Hannah Telling, ‘The Legal Regulation of Male Violence in Nineteenth Century Scotland’ (awarded 2020)

Mairi Hamilton,  ‘Domestic Abuse in Nineteenth century Scotland’ (current)

James Dougan, Gender, ‘Mental health and De-industrialisation in postwar Scotland’  (with Mental Health Foundation Scotland)(current)

Charlotte James Robertson, ‘History of Women’s Aid in UK: race and international dimensions’ (current)

Amanda Gavin ‘Childhood and Abuse in Care in postwar Scotland’ (current)

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    Transformations in women’s spiritual power from pre-colonial to early colonial Rwanda.
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    Threads of Memory: Oral History and Paisley's Thread Mills
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    Intimacy Corrupted: Domestic Abuse against Women in Nineteenth-Century Scotland

Teaching

Additional information

Impact and Public Engagement

My research has translated into a series of public engagement and knowledge exchange initiatives (two of which were Impact case studies for Glasgow History in REF 2014: gender history and history of hand knitting). I developed relationships with a series of external organisations in the public, heritage and business sectors (housing associations, museums, entrepreneurs, charities). As convenor of Women’s History Scotland 2008-2015 we published the first edition of The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (2015, 2nd edition 2018) which drew on the expertise of scores of researchers, many of them independent, and inspired communities up and down the country to research the women in their locality. My research on child welfare has been utilised by television documentary makers and the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Current research on knitted textiles is partnered with a number of small businesses, a community trust and heritage organisations to ensure that our findings are both informed by and in turn inform current practice in the sector.