Meet the Connecting History academic reviewers

Every Connecting History textbook has been reviewed by a member of our Academic Review Panel. This panel, co-ordinated by our Academic Advisory Board, consists of nine Academic Editors with links to the University of Glasgow across a range of historical specialisms.

Each Academic Editor reviewed our texts to ensure that the:

  • historiography is in line with the latest research and scholarship
  • content is culturally appropriate, up to date and inclusive
  • material is accurate and states facts clearly.
Academic Review Panel

Dr Rosemary Elliot is a historian focusing on late 19th and 20th century British and German history. She has written on national registration in the First World War, as well as the impact of the war on domestic life in Scotland. She is currently working on the history of marriage, divorce, and the family in Scotland.

Dr Rosemary Elliot- Connecting History academic reviewer

Dr Shantel George is a Lecturer in History, researching the transatlantic slave trade, slavery and emancipation, with a particular focus on the British Caribbean. She completed her PhD in History at SOAS, University of London. Shantel’s current manuscript examines recaptured Africans and their cultural legacies in Grenada. She is also working on a global history of the African kola nut.

Dr Shantel George - Connecting History academic reviewer

Dr Ewan Gibbs is a scholar of work, politics and protest in industrial and deindustrialising societies. His research focuses on employment and labour markets in the twentieth century Scottish coalfields, community protest movements and memories of work and industry as well as changes to society associated with transitions between energy systems.

Dr Ewan Gibbs - Connecting History academic reviewer

Dr Lizanne Henderson is a cultural historian of the Scottish witch-hunts, Scottish emigration and exploration, with additional interests in Arctic studies and human-animal studies. Her monograph, Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment was winner of the Katharine Briggs Book Award 2016 and her current project is on 19th century Arctic explorers and their engagements with the natural world.

Dr Lizanne Henderson - Connecting History academic reviewer

Dr Mark McLay is a Lecturer in 20th century US History at Lancaster University. He has developed the Podcasting the Past project in conjunction with Scottish History teachers, co-hosted the American History Too! podcast, and he recently published his first book, The Republican Party and the War on Poverty: 1964–1981 (Edinburgh University Press, 2021).

Dr Mark McLay - Connecting History academic reviewer

Dr Alexander Marshall is a Senior Lecturer in Russian History at the University of Glasgow. His publications include the monograph The Russian General Staff and Asia, 1800–1917 and The Caucasus under Soviet Rule. He is also a lead editor and contributor for several volumes for the centenary project series on Russia’s Great War and Revolution, published by Slavica.

Dr Alexander Marshall - Connecting History academic reviewer

Professor Ray Stokes is Professor of Business History and Director of the Centre for Business History in Scotland at the University of Glasgow, where he offers courses in German history and comparative history of business and technology. He has published widely in these areas, including co-authoring German Industry and Global Enterprise. BASF: The History of a Company (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004) and The business of waste: Great Britain and Germany, 1945 to the present (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Professor Ray Stokes - Connecting History academic reviewer

Dr Danielle Willard-Kyle completed her PhD in Modern European History at Rutgers University, her MSt in Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford and her MA in History at the University of Toronto. She has given presentations on her research at multiple international conferences and public forums and has received numerous grants and fellowships.

Dr Danielle Willard-Kyle - Connecting History academic reviewer
Academic Advisory Board

Dr Karin Bowie is a Senior Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow. She researches the history of public opinion and political culture in early modern Scotland, with special interest in petitioning activity and the making of the Union of 1707. She has published Public Opinion in Early Modern Scotland, c.1560–1707 (2020), Early Modern Political Petitioning and Public Engagement in Scotland, Britain and Scandinavia, c. 1550–1795 (2020), Addresses against Incorporating Union, 1706–1707 (2018) and Public Opinion and the Anglo-Scottish Union, 1699–1707 (2007), as well as various articles and book chapters. She is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice.

Dr Karin Bowie - Connecting History academic reviewer

Dr Philip Tonner is a Lecturer in Education, specialising in History, at the University of Glasgow. He has taught at several universities and secondary schools in the UK. His work explores themes at the intersection of history, philosophy, anthropology, heritage, and education. He is the author of three books, Heidegger, Metaphysics and the Univocity of Being (Continuum, 2010), Phenomenology Between Aesthetics and Idealism (Noesis Press, 2015) and Dwelling: Heidegger, Archaeology, Mortality (Routledge, 2018) and he holds Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy, The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and the Royal Society of Arts.

Dr Philip Tonner - Connecting History academic reviewer
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