Paul Philippou

Honorary Research Fellow
Categories:history

Profile

Profile

After studying Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, University of London, Paul Philippou completed an MSc. in Fluid & Structural Mechanics. After many years of involvement in the labour and trade union movement, he completed a PhD in ‘Labour History’ in the Department of History, University of Dundee, supervised by Professor Christopher Whatley and Dr William Kenefick. Entitled, “There is only one P in Perth - And, it stands for Pullars!”: the Labour, Trade-Union, and Co-operative Movements in Perth, c.1867 to c.1922’ (2015). 

Dr Philippou maintains an interest in a breadth of historical periods and themes. His latest media work includes: 

BBC Radio Scotland, Time Travels Series 4 - ‘Eunice Guthrie Murray’ (November 2018).

BBC Radio Scotland, Time Travels Series 4 - ‘Duchess of Atholl’ (December 2018).

BBC Radio Scotland,  Women with a Past, Series 2 - ‘Helen Crawfurd’ (2014).

PBS USA, ‘The Scots who Fought Franco’ (On Loop 2018-19). 

Dr Philippou is Joint Director of Words of War - Perth’s Military History Book Festival (21-22 September 2019); maintains the local history website http://madeinperth.org; and writes for a number of magazines/journals.

Publications

Publications

William Soutar: Complete Works, Volume 1: Poetry (Forthcoming). 

‘The fruits of long years of propaganda and unremitting effort: The Labour Party Breakthrough in Scotland of 1922’, Scottish Labour History Journal (2018). 

Scott’s Fair City. The Fair Maid of Perth & Sir Walter Scott (2018). 

‘Mutually Hostile Parties?: the co-operative movement in Perth and its relationship with the labour movement, 1871-1918’, Scottish Labour History Journal (2016).

The Early Photographers of Perthshire (2016).

Perth: Street by Street (2012).

Born in Perthshire (2012).

Spanish Thermopylae: Cypriot Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 (2009).

Battleground Perthshire (2009).

 

 

Research

Research

Dr Philippou is currently an Honorary Research Fellow within the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, University of Dundee, where he continues his research.

Dr Philippou’s current research includes:

Eunice Guthrie Murray - only woman to stand in Scotland in the 1918 General Election.’

The Cyprus Struggle for Independence 1956-9 - EOKA prisoners of war in British prisons.’

 

Dr Paul S. Philippou

Honorary Research Fellow in History

Department of History, Faculty of Humanities

University of Dundee

 

Latest Media: 

BBC Radio Scotland, Time Travels Series 4 - Eunice Guthrie Murray ~ Duchess of Atholl (November/December 2018); BBC Radio Scotland,  Women with a Past, Series 2 - Helen Crawfurd (2014) ~ PBS USA The Scots who Fought Franco (On Loop 2018-19).

 

Latest Paper

'The fruits of long years of propaganda and unremitting effort: The Labour Party Breakthrough in Scotland of 1922', Scottish Labour History Journal (December 2018).

Joint Director 

Words of War - Perth's Book Festival, 21-22 September 2019.

Latest Book: 

Scott's Fair City. The Fair Maid of Perth & Sir Walter Scott (2018).

Forthcoming Book: 

William Soutar: Complete Works, Volume 1: Poetry (2019).

On-going Research:  

'Eunice Guthrie Murray - only woman to stand in Scotland in the 1918 General Election'. 

'The Cyprus Struggle for Independence 1956-9 - EOKA prisoners of war in British prisons'.