Dr Rosemary Elliot

  • Senior Lecturer (Economic & Social History)
  • Associate (School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing)

Biography

I am a senior lecturer in Economic and Social History focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My previous work has looked at the history of smoking and public health in Britain and Germany. I am currently working on the history of marriage in Scotland, and also reproductive health, particularly miscarriage and pregnancy loss.


Research interests

My main research area is 19th and 20th century social history, particularly reproductive health.

My current research area is history of the family from around 1850s to the present day. I am working on a history of miscarriage in Britain, which explores medical understandings and personal experiences of pregnancy loss. I am also contributing to a monograph on the history of working-class marriage in Scotland. This has developed from my work on the AHRC-funded project on working-class marriage in Scotland. My work centres on expectations and experiences of marriage, understandings of parenting and childhood, marital breakdown and child welfare. 

My previous research was on smoking and public health in Britain and Germany, funded by the Wellcome Trust. 


Publications

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Number of items: 19.

2016

Airlie, S. , Bracke, M. A. and Elliot, R. (2016) Editorial. Gender and History, 28(2), pp. 275-282. (doi: 10.1111/1468-0424.12205)

2015

Elliot, R. (2015) Inhaling democracy: cigarette advertising and health education in post-war West Germany, 1950s-1975. Social History of Medicine, 28(3), pp. 509-531. (doi: 10.1093/shm/hkv004) (PMID:26217071) (PMCID:PMC4513888)

Elliot, R. , Hughes, A. and Meek, J. (2015) Working class family breakdown and the First World War in Scotland. Scottish Labour History, 50, pp. 141-159.

2014

Elliot, R. (2014) Miscarriage, abortion or criminal feticide: understandings of early pregnancy loss in Britain, 1900–1950. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 47(B), pp. 248-256. (doi: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2014.02.002)

2013

Elliot, R. (2013) From tobacco in the war to the war on tobacco: smoking in Britain and Germany from c.1900 to 1945. In: Huisman, F. and Oosterhuis, H. (eds.) Health and Citizenship: Political Cultures of Health in Modern Europe. Series: Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine (18). Pickering and Chatto: London, pp. 141-154. ISBN 9781848934320

2012

Elliot, R. (2012) Smoking for taxes: the triumph of fiscal policy over health in postwar West Germany, 1945-51. Economic History Review, 65(4), pp. 1450-1474. (doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2011.00639.x)

2011

Barclay, K., Carr, R., Elliot, R. and Hughes, A. (2011) Gender and generations: women and life cycles. Women's History Review, 20(2), pp. 175-188. (doi: 10.1080/09612025.2011.556317)

Barclay, K., Carr, R., Elliot, R. and Hughes, A. (2011) Women's History Review. Special issue: Gender and Generations: Women and Life Cycles. Women's History Review, 20(2),

Davis, G. and Elliot, R. (2011) Public information, private lives: Dr James Craufurd Dunlop and the collection of vital statistics in Scotland, 1904-1930. In: Freeman, M., Gordon, E. and Maglen, K. (eds.) Medicine, Law and Public Policy in Scotland, c.1850–1990. Dundee University Press: Dundee, pp. 105-124. ISBN 9781845861162

2010

Elliot, R. (2010) From youth protection to individual responsibility: addressing smoking among young people in post-war West Germany. Medizinhistorisches Journal, 45(1), pp. 66-101.

2007

Elliot, R. (2007) Women and Smoking Since 1890. Series: Routledge studies in the social history of medicine, 29. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9780415340595

Elliot, R. (2007) "Stunde Null"?: A comparison of British and West German responses to the epidemiological case against smoking in the 1950s. In: Transferring Public Health: Medical Knowledge and Science in the 19th and 20th century, Bergen, Norway, 8-10 Mar, pp. 121-130.

2006

Elliot, R. (2006) 'Everybody did it' - or did they?: the use of oral history in researching women's experiences of smoking in Britain, 1930-1970. Women's History Review, 15(2), pp. 297-322. (doi: 10.1080/09612020500529770)

Elliot, R. (2006) An early experiment in national identity cards: the battle over registration in the First World War. Twentieth-Century British History, 17(2), pp. 145-176. (doi: 10.1093/tcbh/hwl006)

2005

Elliot, R. (2005) Apetite. In: Goodman, J. (ed.) Tobacco in history and culture: an encyclopedia. Series: Scribner turning points library. Thomson Gale: Detroit. ISBN 0684314053

Elliot, R. (2005) Body. In: Goodman, J. (ed.) Tobacco in history and culture: an encyclopedia. Series: Scribner turning points library. Thomson Gale: Detroit. ISBN 0684314053

Elliot, R. (2005) Product design. In: Goodman, J. (ed.) Tobacco in history and culture: an encyclopedia. Series: Scribner turning points library. Thomson Gale: Detroit. ISBN 0684314053

Elliot, R. (2005) Soldiers. In: Goodman, J. (ed.) Tobacco in history and culture: an encyclopedia. Series: Scribner turning points library. Thomson Gale: Detroit. ISBN 0684314053

2001

Elliot, R. (2001) Growing up and giving up: smoking in Paul Thompson's 100 families. Oral History, 29(1), pp. 73-84.

This list was generated on Mon May 25 08:51:32 2020 BST.
Number of items: 19.

Articles

Airlie, S. , Bracke, M. A. and Elliot, R. (2016) Editorial. Gender and History, 28(2), pp. 275-282. (doi: 10.1111/1468-0424.12205)

Elliot, R. (2015) Inhaling democracy: cigarette advertising and health education in post-war West Germany, 1950s-1975. Social History of Medicine, 28(3), pp. 509-531. (doi: 10.1093/shm/hkv004) (PMID:26217071) (PMCID:PMC4513888)

Elliot, R. , Hughes, A. and Meek, J. (2015) Working class family breakdown and the First World War in Scotland. Scottish Labour History, 50, pp. 141-159.

Elliot, R. (2014) Miscarriage, abortion or criminal feticide: understandings of early pregnancy loss in Britain, 1900–1950. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 47(B), pp. 248-256. (doi: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2014.02.002)

Elliot, R. (2012) Smoking for taxes: the triumph of fiscal policy over health in postwar West Germany, 1945-51. Economic History Review, 65(4), pp. 1450-1474. (doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2011.00639.x)

Barclay, K., Carr, R., Elliot, R. and Hughes, A. (2011) Gender and generations: women and life cycles. Women's History Review, 20(2), pp. 175-188. (doi: 10.1080/09612025.2011.556317)

Barclay, K., Carr, R., Elliot, R. and Hughes, A. (2011) Women's History Review. Special issue: Gender and Generations: Women and Life Cycles. Women's History Review, 20(2),

Elliot, R. (2010) From youth protection to individual responsibility: addressing smoking among young people in post-war West Germany. Medizinhistorisches Journal, 45(1), pp. 66-101.

Elliot, R. (2006) 'Everybody did it' - or did they?: the use of oral history in researching women's experiences of smoking in Britain, 1930-1970. Women's History Review, 15(2), pp. 297-322. (doi: 10.1080/09612020500529770)

Elliot, R. (2006) An early experiment in national identity cards: the battle over registration in the First World War. Twentieth-Century British History, 17(2), pp. 145-176. (doi: 10.1093/tcbh/hwl006)

Elliot, R. (2001) Growing up and giving up: smoking in Paul Thompson's 100 families. Oral History, 29(1), pp. 73-84.

Books

Elliot, R. (2007) Women and Smoking Since 1890. Series: Routledge studies in the social history of medicine, 29. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9780415340595

Book Sections

Elliot, R. (2013) From tobacco in the war to the war on tobacco: smoking in Britain and Germany from c.1900 to 1945. In: Huisman, F. and Oosterhuis, H. (eds.) Health and Citizenship: Political Cultures of Health in Modern Europe. Series: Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine (18). Pickering and Chatto: London, pp. 141-154. ISBN 9781848934320

Davis, G. and Elliot, R. (2011) Public information, private lives: Dr James Craufurd Dunlop and the collection of vital statistics in Scotland, 1904-1930. In: Freeman, M., Gordon, E. and Maglen, K. (eds.) Medicine, Law and Public Policy in Scotland, c.1850–1990. Dundee University Press: Dundee, pp. 105-124. ISBN 9781845861162

Elliot, R. (2005) Apetite. In: Goodman, J. (ed.) Tobacco in history and culture: an encyclopedia. Series: Scribner turning points library. Thomson Gale: Detroit. ISBN 0684314053

Elliot, R. (2005) Body. In: Goodman, J. (ed.) Tobacco in history and culture: an encyclopedia. Series: Scribner turning points library. Thomson Gale: Detroit. ISBN 0684314053

Elliot, R. (2005) Product design. In: Goodman, J. (ed.) Tobacco in history and culture: an encyclopedia. Series: Scribner turning points library. Thomson Gale: Detroit. ISBN 0684314053

Elliot, R. (2005) Soldiers. In: Goodman, J. (ed.) Tobacco in history and culture: an encyclopedia. Series: Scribner turning points library. Thomson Gale: Detroit. ISBN 0684314053

Conference Proceedings

Elliot, R. (2007) "Stunde Null"?: A comparison of British and West German responses to the epidemiological case against smoking in the 1950s. In: Transferring Public Health: Medical Knowledge and Science in the 19th and 20th century, Bergen, Norway, 8-10 Mar, pp. 121-130.

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Grants

A pilot study on the history of Miscarriage in Britain funded by the Economic History Society, 2018. 

A History of Working Class Marriage, 1855-1976, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Co-Investigator (2012 - 2017)

This is research project explores the history of marriage and the family from the onset of civil registration through to the reform of divorce laws in the 1970s. There are four main research themes:

  • Love and courtship
  • Experiences of marriage and cohabitation
  • Marriage breakdown
  • Families (multiple family forms, parenting and childhood)

The project also included the successful and enjoyable ‘Tell Us Your Story’ tour, which visited five locations in Scotland to publicise the project and collect experiences, images and ephemera related to marriage and family from people across Scotland, and beyond, as it turned out.

Smoking and Health in Germany from Occupation and Re-unification (1945-1995), Wellcome Trust University Award, 2004-10

This research explores the relatively liberal attitude of both former West German society and West German governments towards smoking, in the face of international research which caused attitudes to harden in other western countries. The project also explores, compares and contrasts the situation in former East Germany with the former West Germany, looking particularly at the impact of the occupation years, the attitude of the medical profession, the role of the tobacco industry, foreign and domestic cultural influences, and the relationship between national and local smoking policy during the years of partition and reunification.


Supervision

I have supervised PhD projects in Economic and Social History on topics including homosexual rights; the history of understandings and approaches to overweight; medical understandings of alcoholism; medical legal and social understandings of stillbirth; and experiences of children growing up in different family forms. I am currently supervising students looking at the cultural meaning of weddings; the experiences of couples experiencing childlessness; and the transnational experiences of radical women in Glasgow. 


Teaching

Undergraduate

Level 1

  • Course convenor, ESH 1001 and 1002
  • ESH 1001: Towards globalisation 1750-1919
  • ESH 1002: Themes in globalisation since 1919

Level 2

  • Convenor Topics in the History of Medicine (Student Select Component for 2nd year medical students)

Honours

  • Health and Society in Germany since c1900
  • Addiction in the Modern World

Postgraduate

  • MSc in History with an emphasis on the history of medicine; MSc Gender History core course Gender, Power and Politics