Sir Brian Howard Harrison(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:
For a complete list of his publications see his entry in 'Google Scholar' at https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=UrPsiyUAAAAJ
National Life Stories conducted an oral history interview (C1149/24) with Harrison in 2012 for its Oral History of Oral History collection held by the British Library.
His interview (video) with the Cambridge historian and social anthropologist Alan Macfarlane on 22 June 2012 can be found at https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1402073 and https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1291722
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).
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