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Brian Harrison (historian)

Professor Sir Brian Howard Harrison, FBA (born 9 July 1937) is a British historian and academic. From 1996 to 2004, he was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. From 2000 to 2004, he was also the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


  • Academic career 1
  • Honours 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Academic career

Harrison was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford from 1996 to 2004. He was additionally the editor of Oxford Dictionary of National Biography from January 2000 to September 2004 (succeeded by Lawrence Goldman). Since 2004, he has been an emeritus fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.[1]

Harrison has published extensively on British social and political history from the 1790s to the present. His first book was Drink and the Victorians. The Temperance Question England 1815–1872 (1971, 2nd. ed. 1994). His most recent publications are two volumes in the New Oxford History of England series covering British history from 1951: Seeking a Role: The United Kingdom 1951–1970 (2009, paperback with revisions 2011) and Finding a Role? The United Kingdom 1970–1990 (2010, paperback with revisions 2011).


Harrison was appointed Knight Bachelor in the 2005 New Year Honours for "services to scholarship". He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) on 30 July 2005.[1] He is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).[2]


  1. ^ a b "HARRISON, Professor Sir Brian". British Academy Fellows. British Academy. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fellows - H" (PDF). Royal Historical Society. October 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 

External links

  • The British Academy (2005). "British Academy Fellows Archive". Retrieved 22 December 2005. 
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2005). "Making the dictionary". Retrieved 22 December 2005. 

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