From 2014-8 I worked at CRASSH in Cambridge as part of the ‘Technology & Democracy’ project led by Profs. David Runciman and John Naughton: an investigation into the politics and economics of the digital revolution. The project convened a series of high-profile events and symposia whose legacy was to create a network of scholars, journalists and policy-makers developing critical tools and perspectives on the high-tech configuration of digital platforms, disinformation and monopoly power.
In 2012-3 I was a postdoctoral fellow of the Profutur project, hosted jointly by the Centre de Recherches Historiques (EHESS–CNRS, Paris) and theÂ Institut dâ€™Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine (ENS–CNRS, Paris).Â The aim of the project was to explore the ‘anticipatory’ or future-oriented techniques of 18th- and 19th-century Europe. My work, in particular, was on Charles Babbage, risk and insurance.
In 2009-10 I was an Editor of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth-Century, a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal run by the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies.