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Vivienne Dunstan
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Jubilation as scientists use 'virtual unwrapping' to read burnt ancient scroll
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Images from the cult television show The Prisoner mark the 50th anniversary of filming in Portmeirion, north Wales.
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A team of archaeologists is to begin a search for the “lost Romans” of Tayside. Several Roman forts are known to exist in the north east, including the most northerly Roman fort in the world at Stracathro near Brechin in Angus. However, the true extent of military activity in the area is not known. The …
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Preordered Baker’s End with Tom Baker and Katy Manning, written by Paul Magrs. Looks quite bonkers, in a good way!
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Go Home - an Irishwoman's experience in Oxford at the weekend
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This looks good on BBC4 next week: Britain's Star Men Heroes of Astronomy. Profs detailed at http://www.visiontv.ca/2016/03/31/meet-astronomers-star-men/
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Agog looking at schedule for today's Roguelike Celebration in San Francisco. I played an awful lot of Angband etc.
Event venue. Eventbrite office: 155 5th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103. Tell the security guard you're here for the Roguelike Celebration, then go to the 7th floor. Downtown San Francisco, SOMA neighborhood. Public transit: Near Powell BART.
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The Forbidden City to Convict's Landing: rare early city maps
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Remains of Scottish soldiers who died 400 years ago to be reburied
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Introduction
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 website.

Also enthusiastic genealogist, including running a one-name study for the surname Cavers.
Education
  • University of Dundee
    PhD, History, 2003 - 2010
  • University of Dundee
    MPhil (taught PG Masters), Cultural and Urban Histories 1650-1850, 2001 - 2003
  • Open University
    BA(Hons), History and Classical Studies, 1998 - 2000
  • University of St Andrews
    BSc(Hons), Computer Science, 1990 - 1994
Work
Occupation
Academic historian
Employment
  • University of Dundee
    Honorary Research Fellow, History, 2010 - present
  • University of Dundee
    Research Assistant, History, 2003 - 2004
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