Independent academic historian, specialising in Scottish social,
cultural, urban and reading history, particularly in the 17th, 18th and 19th
centuries. PhD topic was "Reading habits in Scotland circa 1750-1820".
Currently converting thesis into more journal papers.
Previously was computer science graduate and postgraduate student. Have
co-authored papers from that time, as well as more recent history ones
with me as single author. For full list of publications see personal
Also enthusiastic genealogist, including running a one-name study for the surname Cavers.