Professor Bob Harris MA, DPhil

Faculty of History
College office: 
Harry Pitt Fellow, Professor and Tutor in Modern History, Professor of British History

Bob Harris joined the History Faculty in 2006, having spent 13 years at the University of Dundee where he held a personal chair in British history.

Research interests: 

Bob Harris specialises in eighteenth and early nineteenth century British and Irish history, especially political, social and urban history. His current research interests include a study of gambling and attitudes towards risk in the first British empire. He is completing a thematic biography of Lord Daer, a Scottish aristocratic radical of the later eighteenth century, which will be published in the autumn of 2015.

Selected publications: 

His books include Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid Eighteenth Century, Scotland in the Age of the French Revolution and The Scottish People and the French Revolution. His latest book, which was co-written with Professor Charles McKean, The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820, was published by Edinburgh University Press in August 2014 and was selected by the Saltire Society as the Scottish Book of the Year for 2014, Scotland's most prestigious literary prize.