Christopher Harvie

Christopher Harvie, Professor of British and Irish Studies at the University of Tübingen, has written extensively on UK and Scottish history. A founder-historian at the Open University, 1969‒80, he is the author of over 16 books, including The Lights of Liberalism (1976), Scotland and Nationalism (1977), The Rise of Regional Europe (1994), Nineteenth-Century Britain (2000), and Scotland: A Short History (2014). He was a Member of the Scottish Parliament, 2007‒11. He spent 2007-11 in Scottish Parliament as MSP (SNP Regional List) for Fife, and was Political Liaison Officer to First Minister Alex Salmond. He has made several TV and Radio documentaries for the BBC and European media concerns, and lectured in Europe, East and West, North America and the Near East.