James Poskett

Historian of science, empire and print

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I am an historian at the University of Cambridge and the current holder of the Adrian Research Fellowship at Darwin College.

My research engages broadly with the global history of science, empire and print, from 1750 to 1900.

At the moment I am working on two projects:

First, I am completing a book on the global history of phrenology, based on my doctoral research.

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.

You can also find me on Twitter and Academia.edu.