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luther A few thoughts on Martin Luther - 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the reformation. On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther made his name by nailing his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg church. This simple act of criticism represented something bigger than one monk with an axe to grind. It started a deluge of criticism, complaint, and debate regarding the … Continue reading A few thoughts on Martin Luther

19643053-bees-on-honeycombEarly Modern Beekeeping Manuals

A study of how knowledge was appropriated in the first printed beekeeping manuals in England. This study examines knowledge and beliefs about the honey bee in the early modern period and examines developments in practice and understanding.

passage title 2Passage: Writing about Walking in London, 1550-1950

What is the experience of walking around London and how can we understand it using historical printed sources? This joint-project between the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House Library, and School of Advanced Study, examines spaces, buildings, and people, through the prism of walking.

BloggingforhistorianslogoBlogging for Historians 

In 2012-13 I was awarded a scholarship by the Social Media Knowledge Exchange (SMKE) to study blogging best practices in the humanities by exchanging knowledge between humanities deparments, libraries, and archives. The project incorporated a series of audio and text interviews,  a survey of blogging practice, and the creation of a small toolkit to help postgraduate and early career researchers to make the best use out of blogs.

 

foxeThe Revision of History in Elizabethan England

My PhD focused on the revision of history undertaken by John Foxe in his Elizabethan Acts and Monuments. Specifically I examined the medieval and contemporary sources that Foxe most likely utilised to develop his arguments about the distant past. I continue to study this area of sixteenth-century historiography, expanding my scope to look at the works of other historians of the period.

 

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