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Professor Michael Anderson FBA

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About this Fellow

Social, economic and geographic histories of Scotland, the UK, and Western Europe since the 18th century. Social economy of households and families



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Economic History, University of Edinburgh

Past Appointments

  • Emeritus Professor of Economic History, University of Edinburgh, 2008
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, National Library of Scotland , 2000 - 2012
  • Senior Vice-Principal , University of Edinburgh , 2000 - 2007
  • Professor of Economic History, University of Edinburgh, 1979
  • Reader in Sociology, University of Edinburgh, 1975 - 1979

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 1995 - 1998


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