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.
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.
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), based on his doctoral thesis entitled The temperance question in England, 1829-1869. His most recent publications are two volumes in the New Oxford History of England series covering British history from 1951:
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. He is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).
- The British Academy (2005). "British Academy Fellows Archive". Retrieved 22 December 2005.[dead link]
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2017). "Editors". Retrieved 26 April 2017.
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