Early 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.
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.
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.
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.