This past week I started work at the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College) as a Junior Research Fellow in the History of the British Army. I am affiliated with the Cambridge Centre for Geopolitics and the National Army Museum, which has generously sponsored my three-year fellowship.
Last month I submitted my DPhil thesis on military music during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and look forward to the viva (oral examination) later this year.
In my new role, I plan on working towards the publication of my thesis while also pursuing a number of other research projects, including an examination of attitudes towards duelling and honour among army officers. I look forward to contributing to the public programming of the Centre for Geopolitics and the National Army Museum, thereby helping deepen understanding of the relationship between the military and society in the long eighteenth century.