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Prof. Arthur McIvor

Univ Strathclyde
Participates in 2 items
Arthur McIvor is Professor of Social History and Director of the Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. His research interests lie in oral history, labour history, the history of work and occupational health. He has published extensively in these areas, including   Miners’ Lung (Ashgate, 2007: with Ronald Johnston) and Working Lives: Work in Britain since 1945 (Palgrave, 2013). He has subsequently completed an AHRC funded project and a co-authored book, Juliette Pattinson, Arthur McIvor and Linsey Robb, Men in Reserve: British Civilian Masculinities in the Second World War (Manchester University Press, forthcoming, 2016). He is currently working on an oral history of deindustrialisation and on disability (particularly in British coalfield communities) since 1945.

Sessions in which Prof. Arthur McIvor participates

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 - 12:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritageIndustrial HeritageOral History
Changes in heritageNew manifestations of heritageNotions of heritage

Industrial heritage in Britain has tended to be romanticised in museum ‘cathedrals’ and ‘theme parks’ (like Beamish), with workers’ lived experience subordinated to the machines, buildings and physical artefacts that dominate these spaces. Here workers’ lives are more often than not celebrated rather than critically reconstructed and interpreted. The politics, class relations and struggle, violence, poverty and murkier side of working life is increasingly being neglected as the past is san...