Christopher Harvie was SNP Regional MSP for Fife/Central Scotland 2007-11 is still at 74 Professor of British Studies, in Room 137 of Tuebingen Uni’s Bert-Brecht-Bau, Wilhelmstrasse 50, D-72074 (tel. 0049 7071 297114) offering four two-weekend compact seminars a year. His current wintersemester themes are ‘Railways and their Revival’, and ‘Politics and Gender’. Since March he has been a German citizen; his Bundesverdienstkreuz (2012) was awarded for organising the July Freudenstadt Colloquia since 1991 with the late Paddy Bort and Stefan Buetter.
He is the author of Broonland: the Last Days of Gordon Brown, Verso, 2010, A Floating Commonwealth: Politics, Culture, and Technology on Britain’s Atlantic Coast, 1860-1930, Oxford University Press, 2008, Mending Scotland, Argyll Publishing, 2004, Scotland: A Short History, Oxford University Press, 2002, Deep-Fried Hillman Imp: Scotland’s Transport, Argyll Publishing, 2001, The Road to Home Rule, with Peter Jones, Polygon, 2000, Travelling Scot: Essays on the History, Politics and Future of the Scots, Argyll Publishing, 1999, No Gods and Precious Few Heroes: Twentieth-century Scotland, first published 1981, Edinburgh University Press (4th Edition), 2000, Fool’s Gold: the Story of North Sea Oil, Hamish Hamilton, 1994, Penguin 1995, Cultural Weapons: Scotland in a New Europe, Polygon, 1992 and Scotland and Nationalism: Scottish Society and Politics, 1707-1994, first published 1977, Routledge (4th Edition), 2004.
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