HistoryScotland and the world

Historians at Strathclyde are interested not only in Scotland’s story over the centuries, but also the wide-ranging impact Scottish people and Scottish ideas have had on the world.

Spanning the early modern period to the present day and assessing Scotland’s role in shaping the history of countries ranging from Ireland and the United States to Africa and India, Scottish historians at Strathclyde endeavour to explore the broader influence of Scotland’s vibrant history.

Our research team

Academic staff include:

Among the topics our research team cover include:

  • Scottish emigration & immigration
  • Maritime history of Scotland
  • Scottish parliamentary history
  • Scottish industrialisation & deindustrialisation
  • Scottish religious history
  • Scotland & Ulster
  • Anglo-Scottish Union
  • Scottish technology & innovation
  • Scottish missionaries in Africa
  • Scotland & the Americas
  • Scottish diaspora studies

Recent publications

Our researchers have written, and contributed to, a number of publications. Some of these are listed below:

  • The British Confederate: Archibald Campbell, Marquis of Argyll, c. 1607-1661
  • Scotland and the Ulster Plantations: Explorations in the British Settlement of Stuart Ireland
  • The Invention of the Tradition of Invention: Science, Technology, Medicine and Scottish National Identity, c. 1820 – c. 1920, British Journal of the History of Science
  • The Forgotten 45: Donald Dubh’s Rebellion in an Archipelagic Context, Scottish Historical Studies
  • Exploring the Covenant: Scottish Missionary Tales and Africa, c. 1870 – c. 1920 in Scotland and the 19th Century World

Our work with business & organisations

Initiatives undertaken by Scottish historians at Strathclyde range from raising awareness about life in the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland to establishing partnerships with the Fulbright Commission and Smithsonian Institution. Some highlights include:

  • co-hosting of Fulbright Commission Summer School
  • Enlightenment and Education: 300 Years of Innovation in Scotland and America (Smithsonian Institution and Fulbright Commission)
  • partnership with the Buffalo Bill Cody Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming
  • future collaboration with the Hunterian Museum on life in the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland