Angela Bartie

Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology
The University of Edinburgh
William Robertson Wing
Old Medical School
Teviot Place
Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Telephone: 0131 650 3768

     Role within the OHS:


Scottish Oral History Group Representative

Current professional role:

Lecturer in Scottish History


University of Edinburgh & Scottish Oral History Centre

Previous Projects:

I’ve been working on oral history-related projects since 2003, when Hilary Young, Neil Rafeek and I set out to ‘catch history as it happens’ by recording participants on the major anti-war rally in Glasgow. Since then, I’ve interviewed many individuals about their pasts. These have included people who were involved in the arts in Scotland (for my work on the Edinburgh Festivals), retired occupational health professionals, industrial chaplains on the Church of Scotland scheme, and people who lived in communities linked to the aluminium industry in the west Highlands (whilst as a researcher on academic projects at a number of Scottish universities). I’ve also acted as a consultant and advisory board member for a number of HLF and community-based oral history projects in Scotland, and was a core member of the Scottish Oral History Centre from 2006-2012 (I remain affiliated with the Centre as a Research Associate).

I am a historian of modern (post-1945) culture and society in Scotland, and Britain more broadly. My main research interests explore the role of the arts in society, cultural policy, and the cultural politics of arts festivals; youth gangs, violence, masculinity, media representations of young people, and official responses to youth crime; and oral history theory, practice and methodology. I have also taught oral history in both academic and non-HE settings, mainly through my role at the Scottish Oral History Centre.



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