Christopher Harvie is a historian who was professor of British and Irish studies at Tübingen University, Germany. His homepage is here. He was a member of the Scottish parliament from 2007-11. His website is here
Among Christopher Harvie's many books are Scotland: A Short History (Oxford University Press, 2002), Deep Fried Hillman Imp (Argyll, 2004); Mending Scotland (Argyll, 2005); A Floating Commonwealth: Politics, Culture, and Technology on Britain's Atlantic Coast, 1860-1930 (Oxford University Press, 2008); and Broonland: The Last Days of Gordon Brown (Verso, 2010)
After the fall: Hobsbawm from the north
The great reach of the historian Eric Hobsbawm found its limit at the borders of multinational Britain, says...
Glasgow's Victorian farewell
Scotland's largest city plans to remove Victorian-era statues from a landmark square. A backward move in the name of...
A Grimm fairytale: Anglo-Hanoverian union (1715-1837) and after
The historical links between Germany and Britain - aristocratic, political, industrial - are full of lost...
The matter of Britain
The paths of national politics in Scotland and England are ever more divergent. Through a singular mix of...
A 'dishonesty of the conscientious': Gordon Brown’s tragedy
The literature of human fall and frailty illuminates the political fate of Britain’s prime minister.