I am part of the Intercontinental Academy, organised by the Institutes of Advanced Study in Nagoya, Japan and Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is a project aiming to facilitate collaboration between the humanities, social sciences and sciences in attempts to understand Time and temporalities.
I enjoy writing for, and speaking to, an audience outside the university. This includes my Oneworld Beginner’s Guide, The Victorians (2016) as well as appearances at literary festivals such as Hay. It also includes my historical nature writing, for example The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historian’s Journey from Shetland to the Channel, pieces for collections such as Dunlin Press’s Migrant Waders (2016), and articles for media such as Earthlines Magazine. These publications are based on the kayak and mountain journeys I undertake in my spare time, and this writing is represented by Georgina Capel Associates.
I’m a trumpeter on several commercially-released albums, for instance, Jon Opstad’s Still Picture.