From March to June 2014, I’m a Samuel H. Freeman fellow at the Medici Archive Project in Florence. The aim of the residency is see how we might link up little-known 16th- to 18th-century Medici papers held at the John Rylands University Library in Manchester with the Medici Granducal Archive in Florence.
I’m also a Ph.D candidate in Italian Studies and I previously taught for the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester.
My research interests include cultural history, publishing, translation studies, and the sociology of cultural production. For my Ph.D, I’m researching the Italian translations of Manchester’s Carcanet Press, via its archive corpus held at the John Rylands University Library. The rarity of having access to the administrative and editorial papers of a publishing house makes an interesting case study into cultural production and translation.
Previously, I have volunteered at Greater Manchester County Record Office with Manchester Archives, researching for collaborative projects by Archives+ and English Heritage, Heritage Schools Project. I was also an Archives Volunteer at the National Trust site Quarry Bank Mill, where I designed and led ‘The Real Esther Price Trail’.