Angela Bartie is an historian of the post-1945 era. Her research interests cover social and cultural change in the second half of the twentieth century, with specific interests in the role of the arts in society, cultural policy, and arts festivals alongside ongoing interests relating to youth gangs, violence, media representations of young people, and official responses to delinquency.
Bartie is the author of The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain and, with Eleanor Bell, editor of The International Writers' Conference Revisited: Edinburgh, 1962. She is currently working on a major collaborative project on the history of historical pageants in Britain (1905-2016) as well as continuing to research the Glasgow arts festivals, Clyde Fair International and Mayfest. Bartie has also worked and published on aspects of youth gangs, violence, media representations of young people, and official responses to delinquency, most recently as PI on a British Academy Small Grant funded project on oral histories of youth gangs in Easterhouse, c. 1965-1975, in conjunction with Alistair Fraser, University of Hong Kong (2011).
Bartie initially joined the Scottish Oral History Centre as a Research Fellow in November 2006 and, since then, has been involved in writing funding bids (including the successful AHRC Knowledge Transfer Fellowship, The Voice in the Museum), developing and teaching SOHC oral history training seminars, providing advice and guidance to academics, museums, archives & libraries staff, community and heritage groups and the general public, and the day-to-day running and strategic direction of the Centre. Between 2006 and 2009, she also worked in research posts at the Universities of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian and Edinburgh.