Dr Martin Mitchell

Teaching Fellow

History

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Personal statement

I have taught at the University of Strathclyde since 2005. Before then, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. My teaching and research interests lie in the fields of British History, Scottish History since 1700 and Irish History since 1660. I am the Year 1 Coordinator for History at Strathclyde.

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Research Interests

My research is mainly focused on nineteenth century and early twentieth century Scotland. My main research areas are

  • The Irish in Scotland
  • Social History of Religion
  • Catholic Church in Scotland
  • Communal Relations
  • Political Movements
  • Scottish Labour Movement

I have published on all these topics, including the monograph The Irish in the West of Scotland, 1797-1848: Trade Unions, Strikes and Political Movements (1998.) I also published the edited volume, New Perspectives on the Irish in Scotland (2008.) My current research project is on the impact of Irish immigration on the Catholic Church in Scotland in the nineteenth century.

Professional Activities

Article in Irish America on The Famine Irish in Glasgow video.
Contributor
11/6/2022
Appearance in video on The Famine Irish in Glasgow
Interviewee
10/6/2022
'The Irish Invasion: How the Irish Famine changed Scotland' - online article
Contributor
21/3/2021
Interview in the Glasgow episode of the Channel 4 TV Series 'Britain's Most Historic Towns,' broadcast 5 December 2020.
Interviewee
5/12/2020
Contributor to an article in the Sunday National on the book The Scottish Nation
Contributor
7/6/2020
Interview for documentary 'Sunshine on Leith - Hibernian F.C,' for Newstalk Radio, Ireland.
Interviewee
8/3/2020

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Dr Martin Mitchell
Teaching Fellow
History

Email: m.j.mitchell@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 444 8361