Dr Angela Bartie isa historian of the post-1945 era. Her research interests cover social and cultural change in the second half of the twentieth century, with specific interests in the role of the arts in society, cultural policy, and arts festivals alongside ongoing interests relating to youth gangs, violence, media representations of young people, and official responses to delinquency.
She is the author of ‘The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain’. The research for this book inspired the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference 2012-13.
Angela has worked on aspects of youth gangs, violence, media representations of young people, and official responses to delinquency since 2001, most recently as PI on a British Academy Small Grant funded project on oral histories of youth gangs in Easterhouse, c. 1965-1975, in conjunction with Dr Alistar Fraser, University of Hong Kong (2011), and as RA on the ESRC project 'Policing Youth in Post-war Britain' with Dr Louise Jackson, University of Edinburgh.
She initially joined the Scottish Oral History Centre as a Research Fellow in November 2006 and, since then, has been involved in writing funding bids (including the successful AHRC Knowledge Transfer Fellowship, The Voice in the Museum), developing and teaching SOHC oral history training seminars, providing advice and guidance to academics, museums, archives & libraries staff, community and heritage groups and the general public, and the day-to-day running and strategic direction of the Centre. Between 2006 and 2009, Angela also worked in research posts at the Universities of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian and Edinburgh.
Angele was formally awarded a PhD in History by the University of Dundee in 2007, and completed a BA (Hons) in History at the University of Strathclyde in 2001.
She teaches the courses Youth in Post-war Britain (V1377, V1441) and Oral History: Theory and Practice (V1378), contribute to History 1A and 1B and Historiography. Angela also contributes to postgraduate teaching at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow and offer training in oral history theory and practice to HE, public sector and wider community participants through the training seminars of the Scottish Oral History Centre.
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