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It’s more than a century since the world’s most famous literary detective made his appearance in the pages of the Strand magazine, but our appetite for his startling deductions is undiminished. Adam Frost and Jim Kynvin go back to the stories in search of data to explain his enduring appeal
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Scottish History (by distance learning) MLitt from @DundeeUniv
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It’s tough to diagnose and comes with a host of nasty symptoms – but just what is Vasculitis?
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Where do the impeccably selected libraries that appear in society pages and design magazines come from? Many are the work of private library curators
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British Book Trade Index is moving to Bodleian Library and is surveying how people use it and want it to develop
BBTI is moving to the Bodleian Library. We would like to know how you use BBTI and how you would like to see it develop.
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I have been reading through two box files of memories of student life at St Andrews collected by Professor Peter Redford Scott Lang in the 1920s for this week’s post. I wanted to find out whether t...
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About Scotland's Urban Past. Town centres, historic buildings, the street you work in, your local park, the artwork around you – what is it that makes our urban environments unique and important to you? Scotland's Urban Past is a five-year nationwide project about the history of Scotland's towns ...
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Great review of my PhD supervisors’ book: “Bob Harris and the late Charles McKean have written an extraordinary book”. I was original Research Assistant on Scottish towns project which led to this book. Best job I could ever have. Marvellous fun in archives! Sadly my MS-like illness relapsed in May 2004, so after working on Angus pilot for a year I couldn’t continue to Scotland-wide big study.
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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