My main research area is eighteenth-century university history. My interests range from the Enlightenment (in England, Scotland, and Denmark-Norway) to vagrancy and with trials in early modern Scandinavia.
My main research area is eighteenth-century university history, though my interests range from vagrancy in early modern Norway to witch trials and the Enlightenment.
My doctoral work (begun in 2021) is a cultural history of scholarly communities at the universities of Oxford and Copenhagen, c. 1714-1820. I seek to compare and discuss how the similar and different factors and contexts, internal and external, affected the scholarly communities' cultures and vice versa. By doing so, I explore how eighteenth-century scholarly identities were created and performed, constructed, and perceived, and how they tied in with global networks of learning, such as the republic of letters.
I am one of the co-founders and co-convenors of the Oxford Scandinavian Studies Network, an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone working on or interested in Scandinavia. Our goal is to strengthen interest in Scandinavia as a region and to promote exciting new scholarship.