Professor Sir Brian Harrison FBA
- Fellow type
- UK Fellow
- Year elected
- Modern History from 1850
Brian Harrison is a social and political historian of Britain, and was Fellow and Tutor in Politics and Modern History at Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 1967 to 2004, since when he has been an Emeritus Fellow. He was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford from 1996 to 2004, and succeeded Colin Matthew as editor of Oxford Dictionary of National Biography from January 2000 to September 2004. Since the early 1960s he has published extensively on British social and political history from the 1790s to the present. His first book, based on his Oxford D.Phil. thesis was Drink and the Victorians. The Temperance Question England 1815–1872 (1971, 2nd. ed. 1994). His two most recent publications (both online) are two volumes in the New Oxford History of England series covering British history from 1951: Seeking a Role: The United Kingdom 1951–1970 (2009, paperback with revisions 2011); online and Finding a Role? The United Kingdom 1970–1990 (2010, paperback with revisions 2011). For a complete list of his publications see his entry in 'Google Scholar'. He is now working on British history from 1990 to 2010.