Daniel Blackie

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

History of Science and Ideas

Email: daniel.blackie@oulu.fi

Twitter: @daniel_blackie

Phone: +358 (0) 294 483344



Daniel is currently completing a book with David M. Turner on disability and coal mining in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. The book is for Manchester University Press and is part of the Disability and Industrial Society project (www.dis-ind-soc.org.uk).


Daniel is keen to make his research accessible to non-academic audiences and has been involved in numerous public engagement activities. He co-organized, for example, the award-winning ‘From Pithead to Sickbed and Beyond’ exhibition at the National Waterfront Museum, Wales, and his work has been covered by the BBC and Hufvudstadsbladet, among other media outlets.


When he’s not working, Daniel likes to hike, listen to smooth jazz, and eat his mother-in-law’s delicious homemade Finnish meatballs.


Research interests


Disability history; social history of medicine; Britain and North America, 1700–1900; mining history.


Select publications


  • ‘Disability and the Industrial Revolution’ in Michael Rembis, Catherine Kudlick, and Kim E. Nielsen (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Disability History. New York: OUP, Forthcoming.


  • ‘Disability, Dependency, and the Family in the Early United States’ in Susan Burch and Michael Rembis (eds.), Disability Histories. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014. (Honourable mention, Disability History Association Publication Award: Best Article/Book Chapter, 2015)


  • ‘Disability in the Preindustrial West: A North American Perspective’ in Cordula Nolte (ed.), Phänomene der »Behinderung« im Alltag. Korb: Didymos-Verlag, 2013.


  • ‘Veterans, Disability and Society in the Early United States’ in Stephen McVeigh and Nicola Cooper (eds.), Men After War. New York: Routledge, 2013.


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