Prof Arthur McIvor
Tel : +44 (0)141 548 2212 (Ext. 2212)
- People, as well as politicians: An oral history of the first Members of the Scottish Parliament, 1999-2003 (Principal investigator)
- MASCULINITIES CHALLENGED? GENDER IDENTITIES IN THE WARTIME RESERVED OCCUPATIONS IN BRITAIN, 1939-1945 (Co-investigator)
- The not so silent witness - Developing a forensic science oral history project (Co-investigator)
- DISABILITY AND INDUSTRIALIZATION: A COMPARATIVE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH COALFIELDS, 1780-1948 (Principal investigator)
- Deindustrialisation and social identities in post-war Britain (Principal investigator)
- The voice in the museum: Personal oral narratives and social identities in public history (with particular reference to work and workplace cultures) (Principal investigator)
- CSHHH Enhancement (Co-investigator)
- Aluminium in the Highlands: An Oral History (Principal investigator)
- On the periphery? Oral history, occupational health and industrial medicine in the West of Scotland 1945-1980's (Principal investigator)
Currently Prof McIvor is working on a new book commissioned by Palgrave, Work Transformed: Employment in Britain since 1945 which should be completed in 2008/9.
He is also continuing with his collaborative research on occupational health history with Dr Johnston, working on occupational medicine in Scotland, a comparative project on the role of the International Labour Office in occupational health (with Melling and Sellers) and researching the history of tuberculosis in the workplace.
He supervises a number of postgraduate research students and welcomes enquiries from those interested in the history of work, occupational health and oral history.
Primary research interests lie in the history of work, occupational health and oral history.
His early career research in industrial relations history and the nature of British capitalism resulted in the publication of several co-edited collections of essays and a monograph in 1996, Organised Capital (see below) published by Cambridge University Press.
He has developed into a specialist on the history of work and occupational health in Britain, publishing widely in this field, including a book (Palgrave, 2001 - see below) and two co-authored monographs (with R. Johnston).
Since the late 1990s his research has increasingly utilised oral history methodology.
Scottish Society Since 1914
Social History of Work, 1880-1950
Employers, Elites and the State, c1830-1940
Oral History Training
- B.A. (Hons), Modern History, Nottingham University, 1978
- Ph.D. University of Manchester, 1983.
Arthur McIvor joined the History Department at University of Strathclyde in 1984 and was promoted to professor in 2007.
He has been a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow and a visiting professor at Central Michigan University.
He co-founded the Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) with Callum Brown in 1995 and has been Director of the Centre since 2005.
- A History of Work in Britain, 1880-1950 (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2001), pp. 276.
- Organised Capital: Employers' Associations and Industrial Relations in Northern England, 1880-1939 (Cambridge University Press, 1996) pp.326 (reprinted in paperback, 2002).
- A.J. McIvor and R. Johnston, Miners' Lung: A history of dust disease in British coal mining (Ashgate Press, 2007), pp. 355.
- C. Brown, A.J. McIvor and N. Rafeek, The University Experience: An Oral History of the University of Strathclyde, 1945-75 (Edinburgh University Press, 2004), pp. 270.
- R. Johnston and A.J. McIvor, Lethal Work: A History of the Asbestos Tragedy in Scotland (Tuckwell Press, 2000), pp. 256.
- W. Kenefick and A.J. McIvor (eds.), Roots of Red Clydeside, 1910-14? (John Donald, 1996), pp.265.
- R. Duncan & A.J. McIvor, (eds.), Militant Workers: Labour and Class Conflict on the Clyde, 1900-50 (John Donald, 1992), pp.197.
- J.A. Jowitt and A.J. McIvor (eds.), Employers and Labour in the English Textile Industries 1850-1939 (Routledge, 1988), pp.239.
Other Publications Since 2001
- (with R. Johnston) 'Marginalising the body at work? Employers' occupational health strategies and occupational medicine in Scotland c. 1930-1974', Social History of Medicine, 20, 3, Dec 2007.
- 'Textile Firms and the Management of Labour: Comparative Perspectives, c1750-1950', in Lex Heerma van Voss, E. Hiemstra, E. van Nederveen (eds), A Global History of Textiles, forthcoming, Ashgate, 2007/8
- (with R. Johnston) 'Narratives from the urban workplace: Oral testimonies and the reconstruction of men's work in the heavy industries in Glasgow' in R. Rodger (ed), Testimonies of the City, Historical Urban Studies Series, forthcoming, Ashgate Press, 2007
- 'Jane Rae', entry in E. Ewan, S. Innes, S. Reynolds and R. Pipes (eds), A Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, Edinburgh University Press, 2006
- (with Chris Williams) 'Managing Labour: UK and Australian Employers in Comparative Perspective, 1900-1950' Labour History (Australia), No. 88, May 2005
- (with R. Johnston) 'Contesting Medical Knowledge: Occupational Lung Diseases in the UK, c1920-1975', Labor History (USA), Winter 2005
- (with R. Johnston) 'The war at work: Occupational health and safety in Scottish industry, 1939-1945', Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, No. 2, 2005
- (with R. Johnston), 'Oral history, subjectivity and environmental reality: Occupational health histories in 20th century Scotland', in G. Mitman, M. Murphy and C. Sellers (eds), Landscapes of Exposure: Knowledge and Illness in Modern Environments, special edition of OSIRIS (History of Science Society), USA, vol 19, 2004.
- (with M_G Dezes, K. Lunn and K. Tenfelde), 'Employers and trade unions in the late nineteenth century in Britain, France and Germany', in J-L Robert, A. Prost and C. Wrigley (eds), The Emergence of European Trade Unionism (Ashgate, 2004)
- (with Ronald Johnston), 'Dangerous work, hard men and broken bodies: Masculinity in the Clydeside heavy industries, c1930-1970s', in E. Yeo (ed), Masculinities in History, special edition of Labour History Review, vol 69, 2004
- 'Industrial relations in Britain, 1900-1939', chapter in C.J. Wrigley (ed), A Companion to Early Twentieth Century Britain (Blackwell Press, 2003)
- (with Ronald Johnston), 'Voices from the pits: health and safety in Scottish coal mining since 1945', Scottish Economic and Social History, 22, part 2, 2002.
- (with Ronald Johnston), 'Lessons from the past: an oral history of the asbestos tragedy in Scotland', Occupational Health Review, 93, Sept/Oct 2001
- (with Ronald Johnston), 'Dt to dust': Oral testimonies of asbestos-related disease on Clydeside', Oral History, 29, no. 2, 2001.
- (with Ronald Johnston),'Oral History in Asbestos Investigations', G.A. Peters and B.J. Peters, Sourcebook on Asbestos Diseases, vol 23 (2001)