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Clifford Williamson

Clifford Williamson

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Academic qualifications

  • PhD - University of Strathclyde
  • BA (Hons) - University of Strathclyde.

Teaching specialism

  • Modern British Social and Policial History
  • Modern American History
  • Modern History of Religion in Europe
  • History of American and British Popular Music in the 20th century
  • Historical methodology and Historiography
  • History of Public Health and Medicine.

Current scholarship

  • My recent main area of scholarship is in the relationship between the Religious Beliefs and the Politics of Margaret Thatcher. The research will be published by Palgrave in 2021
  • I am working on a number of projects around the subject of the history of contagious diseases, notably outbreaks of the Bubonic plague in the 20th century
  • In collaboration with media and games studies, I am helping to curate a display on the history of the technologies that used magnetic tape
  • I am also looking at putting together a project on the history of Board Games.

Research and academic outputs

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The history of Catholic intellectual life in Scotland, 1918–1965
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Williamson, C (2016) The history of Catholic intellectual life in Scotland, 1918–1965. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 9781137333469


"Hope I die before I get old": social rebellion and social diseases
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Williamson, C (2018) '"Hope I die before I get old": social rebellion and social diseases.' In: Nash, D.S and Kilday, A-M, eds. Murder and mayhem: crime in twentieth century Britain. Palgrave, London, pp. 177-212. ISBN 9781137290441


Bonnie and Clyde of the blackout: the short criminal career of Gustav Hulten and Elizabeth Jones
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Williamson, C (2016) 'Bonnie and Clyde of the blackout: the short criminal career of Gustav Hulten and Elizabeth Jones.' In: Nash, D and Kilday, A-M, eds. Law, crime and deviance since 1700: micro-studies in the history of crime. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 83-103. ISBN 9781472585288


R.B. Cunninghame Graham
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Williamson, C (2016) 'R.B. Cunninghame Graham.' In: Mitchell, J and Hassan, G, eds. Scottish National Party leaders. Biteback, London, pp. 65-86. ISBN 9781785900921


The Church of England and the Falklands War
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Williamson, C (2012) 'The Church of England and the Falklands War.' In: Parker, S and Lawson, T, eds. God and war: the Church of England and armed conflict in the twentieth century. Ashgate, Burlington, VT, pp. 165-186. ISBN 9780754666929


'An antidote to Communism': Catholic social action in Glasgow 1931-1939
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Williamson, C (1998) ''An antidote to Communism': Catholic social action in Glasgow 1931-1939.' In: Boyle, R and Lynch, P, eds. Catholic community in modern Scotland. John Donald, pp. 11-41. ISBN 9780859764872


1966 and the three crises’ of the Beatles
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Williamson, C (2016) '1966 and the three crises’ of the Beatles.' BBC World Histories, 1. pp. 52-57.


The quiet time? Pay-beds and private practice in the National Health Service: 1948–1970
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Williamson, C (2015) 'The quiet time? Pay-beds and private practice in the National Health Service: 1948–1970.' Social History of Medicine, 28 (3). pp. 576-595. ISSN 1477-4666


The Ted scare
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Williamson, C (2014) 'The Ted scare.' Revue Francaise de Civilisation Britannique, XIX (1). pp. 49-66. ISSN 0248-9015


'To remove the stigma of the poor law': the 'Comprehensive' ideal and patient access to the municipal hospital service in the city of Glasgow 1918-1939
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Williamson, C (2014) ''To remove the stigma of the poor law': the 'Comprehensive' ideal and patient access to the municipal hospital service in the city of Glasgow 1918-1939.' History: the Journal of the Historical Association, 99 (334). pp. 73-99. ISSN 0018-2648


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