• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
1992 …2020

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Ian Thatcher undertook graduate work in Russian at Soviet History at Glasgow, famous as the scholarly home of the journal Soviet Studies and of the late Professor Alec Nove.The Head of the Glasgow Institute at that time was Professor Bill Wallace, one of the founders of the History Department at Coleraine. Ian's route to a Chair at Ulster was academic posts in Scotland, New Zealand, and England.Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution (UK) and of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (USA).Research FieldsThe history of Russian Social Democracy, the 1917 Revolution in Russia, and the history of the USSR.Ian has received funding from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust.He has also held a visiting fellowship at the Slavic Research Centre, Hokkaido University, Japan; a Research Directorship at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Study, University of Helsinki; and has been a British Academy-Russian Academy of Sciences Exchange Scholar.

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Research Output

The Practice of Power in 1917

Thatcher, I., 14 Aug 2020, A Companion to the Russian Revolution. Orlovsky, D. (ed.). John Wiley & Sons Ltd., p. 69-76

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Trotsky and the Questions of Agency, Democracy and Dictatorship in the USSR, 1917-1940

    Thatcher, I., 31 Jan 2020, The Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution.: Illiberal Liberation, 1917-1941.. Douds, L., Harris, J. & Whitewood, P. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 95-108 19 p. (Library of Modern Russia).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Gulag Studies. From Stalin to Khrushchev

    Thatcher, I., 13 Dec 2019, In : Canadian-American Slavic Studies. 53, 4, p. 489-493 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)