Professor Bob Harris MA, DPhil

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

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.