My interest in History arose from an informal combination of Tolkien books, videogames and radio programmes. I started my degree hoping to become a history teacher. Soon, I focused my interest in Byzantium and its ideology and society in the middle period (8th-12th centuries). Since then, I have enjoyed both researching and promoting Byzantine history through different activities directed at both academics and non-academics in the United Kingdom and in Spain. I started my studies in Birmimgham as an MRes in 2014, and I’ve just begun my PhD, funded by Midlands3Cities, AHRC.