James Poskett

Historian of science, empire and print

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I am Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Warwick.

Before joining Warwick, I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge and held the Adrian Research Fellowship at Darwin College.

My research engages broadly with the global history of science, empire and print, from 1750 to the present day.

At the moment I am working on two projects:

First, I am completing a book on the global history of phrenology.

Second, I am beginning a new project on the global history of science and print, with a particular focus on the useful knowledge movement in the nineteenth century.

I am also an advocate of public engagement, writing for national newspapers, websites and magazines.

Whether you’re an academic, student or editor, please feel free to get in contact.