I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow on :
Books and Borrowing, 1750-1830: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers Registers
My research interests include the history of reading in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly child readers; school libraries, the history of education and children's literature more broadly.
My PhD thesis, 'Childhood Reading and Education: The Royal High School of Edinburgh, 1750-1850' was submitted in 2021 and is available to reader here.
My doctoral research was funded by the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland, under the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities and was supervised by Professor Katie Halsey and Dr Bethan Benwell.
Project Blog and Guest Posts
Forgotten Best-Sellers: The World Displayed; or, a Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels for Books and Borrowing, 1750-1830: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers' Registers
Individual Readers at the Royal High School for Books and Borrowing, 1750-1830: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers' Registers
The Royal High School of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh for Books and Borrowing, 1750-1830: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers' Registers
D Munro - A grammar school boy at Leighton Library for Jill Dye's Leighton Borrowers' Project, funded by SGSAH's Scottish Universities Research Collections Associate Scheme 2016 Pilot.
'University of St Andrews Library Visiting Scholars 2016' for University of St Andrews Special Collections' Echoes from the Vault
'Challenges in History of Reading Research' for the University of Dundee's 21st Century Book Historian.
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