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: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2002 | 2001
Number of items: 33.

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, (doi:10.1093/tcbh/hwy006) (PMID:29860425) (Early Online Publication)

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, (doi:10.1080/09612025.2018.1472890) (Early Online Publication)

2017

Kearns, A., Wright, V., Abrams, L. and Hazley, B. (2017) Slum clearance and relocation: a reassessment of social outcomes combining short- term and long-term perspectives. Housing Studies, (doi:10.1080/02673037.2017.1409342) (Early Online Publication)

Wright, V., Kearns, A., Abrams, L. and Hazley, B. (2017) Planning for play: seventy years of ineffective public policy? The example of Glasgow, Scotland. Planning Perspectives, (doi:10.1080/02665433.2017.1393627) (Early Online Publication)

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

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 Tue Jun 19 20:43:35 2018 BST.
Number of items: 33.

Articles

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, (doi:10.1093/tcbh/hwy006) (PMID:29860425) (Early Online Publication)

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, (doi:10.1080/09612025.2018.1472890) (Early Online Publication)

Kearns, A., Wright, V., Abrams, L. and Hazley, B. (2017) Slum clearance and relocation: a reassessment of social outcomes combining short- term and long-term perspectives. Housing Studies, (doi:10.1080/02673037.2017.1409342) (Early Online Publication)

Wright, V., Kearns, A., Abrams, L. and Hazley, B. (2017) Planning for play: seventy years of ineffective public policy? The example of Glasgow, Scotland. Planning Perspectives, (doi:10.1080/02665433.2017.1393627) (Early Online Publication)

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

This list was generated on Tue Jun 19 20:43:35 2018 BST.