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Department of Economic History
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- Dates of Creation1957-1995
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The study of Economic and Social History at Glasgow University developed within the Political Economy Department. In 1907 Thomas Jones became the first Lecturer in Social Economics, and in 1911 a Lectureship in Economic History was established. By 1952 there were two lecturers in both Social History and Economic History within the Department of Political Economy.
In 1955 the Chair of Economic History was founded with the appointment of Sydney George Checkland , who held the post until 1982 . A full list of the University's professors from 1451 to 2001 can be found at http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/about/publish/elecpubs.html . The Department of Economic History was established in 1957 within the Faculty of Arts, but in 1977 it became part of the newly created Faculty of Social Sciences. It changed its name in 1992 to the Department of Economic and Social History. The Department of Economic and Social History is also part of The School of History and Archaeology, which was established in 1992 . Areas of research in 2002 focus on business and financial history, social policy and medical history, trade, transport and investment.
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Subfonds level description compiled by Natalie Milne, archives assistant, January 2002 and John O'Brien, archives assistant, October 2002 .