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R. J. Morris, 1943–2022

R. J. Morris, 1943–2022 International Review of Scottish Studies 48.1 (2023): 10 DOI: 10.3366/irss.2023.0003 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/irss Kevin J. James R. J. (Bob) Morris, Professor Emeritus of Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh, where he taught for more than four decades, passed away in autumn 2022. He had a profound impact as a scholar of nineteenth-century economic and social history in the context of Scottish and British scholarship. As the tributes that follow testify, his work shaped interrelated lines of inquiry into the history of property and the life cycle, urban history, associational culture, the history of middle-class formation, and record-linkage methodologies that illumi- nated histories in Scotland, England, and across Britain. Bob Morris’s contributions to Scottish history, beyond teaching and advising post- graduates in the field, extended to publications on Scottish economic and social history and to engagement in long-standing dialogues amongst historians of Scotland and Ireland. His excursion into postcard history produced one of the most illuminating studies of the subject in Scotland – highly original and deeply researched. Bob Morris was also a scholar of global reputation whose quiet, gentle demeanour, generosity of spirit, and keen and flexible intellect made him indispensable to the development of scholarly infrastructures across Britain and Europe in urban, economic, and social history, and helped to establish him as a scholar of global rank and reputation. He was my PhD adviser at Edinburgh, and the model he set for me in his intellectual encouragement and personal interest was exceptional. In the tributes below, we hear from researchers whose work has been shaped by this remarkable man – as a colleague, as a teacher, and as a scholar. They reflect the range of his interests and the extent of his reach. Bob Morris will be deeply missed; these reflections show how long-lasting his contributions to the discipline have been – and will continue to be. KEVIN J. JAMES, Professor of History, University of Guelph. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Review of Scottish Studies Edinburgh University Press

R. J. Morris, 1943–2022

International Review of Scottish Studies , Volume 48 (1): 1 – Jun 1, 2023

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Edinburgh University Press
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1923-5755
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1923-5763
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10.3366/irss.2023.0003
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International Review of Scottish Studies 48.1 (2023): 10 DOI: 10.3366/irss.2023.0003 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/irss Kevin J. James R. J. (Bob) Morris, Professor Emeritus of Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh, where he taught for more than four decades, passed away in autumn 2022. He had a profound impact as a scholar of nineteenth-century economic and social history in the context of Scottish and British scholarship. As the tributes that follow testify, his work shaped interrelated lines of inquiry into the history of property and the life cycle, urban history, associational culture, the history of middle-class formation, and record-linkage methodologies that illumi- nated histories in Scotland, England, and across Britain. Bob Morris’s contributions to Scottish history, beyond teaching and advising post- graduates in the field, extended to publications on Scottish economic and social history and to engagement in long-standing dialogues amongst historians of Scotland and Ireland. His excursion into postcard history produced one of the most illuminating studies of the subject in Scotland – highly original and deeply researched. Bob Morris was also a scholar of global reputation whose quiet, gentle demeanour, generosity of spirit, and keen and flexible intellect made him indispensable to the development of scholarly infrastructures across Britain and Europe in urban, economic, and social history, and helped to establish him as a scholar of global rank and reputation. He was my PhD adviser at Edinburgh, and the model he set for me in his intellectual encouragement and personal interest was exceptional. In the tributes below, we hear from researchers whose work has been shaped by this remarkable man – as a colleague, as a teacher, and as a scholar. They reflect the range of his interests and the extent of his reach. Bob Morris will be deeply missed; these reflections show how long-lasting his contributions to the discipline have been – and will continue to be. KEVIN J. JAMES, Professor of History, University of Guelph.

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Published: Jun 1, 2023

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