Centre welcomes Visiting Professor

Carl Griffin has been appointed Visiting Professor to the Centre for History

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Professor Carl Griffin is an international expert on protest history.

We’re delighted to announce that Professor Carl Griffin has been awarded a Visiting Professorship to the Centre for History. In these turbulent times, it’s ever more important that we study and understand protest movements of the past, something that Professor Carl Griffin has been doing throughout his career. He’s a leading scholar of protest history and knows more about the UK’s historical riots, resistance movements and rural protest than anyone else in the UK.  

Professor Griffin works closely with Dr Iain Robertson of the Centre for History and their recent book Moral Ecologies: History of conservation, dispossession and resistance (edited with Roy Jones) is currently the most downloaded book of the month at publisher Palgrave Macmillan.

In November, Professor Griffin came to Dornoch to give a fascinating public talk on The Myth of Riotous Assemblies which you can see online here.

This visiting professorship will help create new collaborations and opportunities for research with the Centre for History and we look forward to welcoming Professor Griffin back to Dornoch again soon!

Carl Griffin is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Sussex and author of The Rural War: Captain Swing and the Politics of Protest (2012); Protest, Politics and Work in Rural England (2014); The Politics of Hunger (2020); Remembering Protest in Britain Since 1500: Memory, Materiality and Landscape (2018, with Briony McDonagh) and Moral Ecologies: Histories of Conservation, Dispossession and Resistance (2019, with Roy Jones and Iain Robertson).