About Me

I am currently on maternity leave until June 2018 and will be limiting my access to emails. Feel free to contact me upon my return.

I am in the third year of a PhD in English Studies at the University of Stirling, researching:

'The Young Scottish Reader in the Long Eighteenth Century'

My research examines evidence of childhood reading practices in 18th Century Scotland in the form of library borrowers' records, school records, letters and diaries. Using this approach I hope to construct a picture of what children were reading in Lowland Scotland in the long eighteenth century.

My research is funded by the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland, under the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities. I am supervised by Dr Katie Halsey and Dr Bethan Benwell.

Guest Posts

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

'The View from Second Year' for University of Edinburgh's Pubs and Publications.

'Challenges in History of Reading Research' for the University of Dundee's 21st Century Book Historian.

Feel free to contact me through twitter @maxinebranagh or here.