Research profile

I am a PhD student in my fourth year at Manchester University who is interested in the history of ideas, historical methodology, history of journalism and the application of computation in the digital humanities. Having completed my M.A in 2012, I started a PhD the following year under the supervision of Professor Stuart Jones.

I am also working as an intern at the John Rylands Library, supporting the 'Rapture and Reason' project which involves a number of valuable Wesleyan testimonies. My role involves critical appraisal of the material, promoting the archive within the University's existing research, aid with the textual analysis, expanding its web presence, and data mining. Manchester University: Rapture and Reason

This website was developed not only for the project, but also to explore new computer methods in history and digital humanities. One of the reasons I developed this website was to publish in more detail some of the computational tools I developed in my research, particularly in my PhD thesis. I published Perl scripts and other resources so my methods are open source and open to scrutiny, considering that these tools were used in Chapter 5 of the thesis for quantitative analysis relating to parliamentary nonconformity.

I am also working as an intern to promote the 'Rapture and Reason' project amongst the academic community at Manchester University, particularly the early Methodist conversion testimonies.