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 the Institut d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine (ENS–CNRS, Paris). 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.