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Vivienne Dunstan
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The British Newspaper Archive is packed with weird and wonderful stories of every description. Search the newspapers However, of all the historic titles in this collection, no publication reported ...
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‘Not as good as Burns, but better than McGonagall’ - Dundee’s forgotten literary hero
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Last 24 hours of Kickstarter for anthology of new horror stories (Lovecraftian, M R Jamesian etc.). So near funding.
A collection of illustrated, locally-inspired ghostly stories by top horror writers from around the world. Cold blood guaranteed.
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Latest issue of journal Library & Information History open access until end June 2016 http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ylbh20/32/1-2 #libraryhistory #bookhistory
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Just blogged my thoughts re this morning's lectures at St Andrews.
I’m just back from attending the morning sessions of today’s Distinguished Lectures in Computer Science at St Andrews given by Maria Klawe, fifth president of Harvey Mudd College. The lectures run …
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Galloway Viking treasure pot's contents revealed after more than 1,000 years
Images are released of the contents of a pot of Viking treasure - more than 1,000 years after it was buried in a field in Galloway.
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Twenty-five years ago, Sharman became the first Brit to journey to space. So, how does the reclusive chemist feel about Tim Peake being celebrated as the UK’s first official astronaut?
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On the 270th anniversary of #Culloden here's repost of my review of the battlefield visitor centre
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Another Guardian Higher Education piece with input from me. I can so relate to this. Though my honorary research fellowship does at least help give me some relevant status.
When a chronic illness left me housebound, I never thought I’d be doing research and writing papers again. It’s given me back my identity
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An unlucky few have names that can utterly confuse computers, and it makes their life online quite the headache. Why does it happen?
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Academic historian
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  • University of Dundee
    Honorary Research Fellow, History, 2010 - present
  • University of Dundee
    Research Assistant, History, 2003 - 2004
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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