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Biography

I joined the University of Winchester in 2015 as Lecturer in Environmental History, having previously taught at Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge), King’s College London and Keele University. After a BA in History at the University of Leeds, I completed an MA in Central European History (with Hungarian) at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, from where he also gained my PhD on land reform and the Hungarian peasantry in 2010.

My teaching interests include environmental history from the beginnings of time to the present day and covering much of the world (and beyond), as well as a more limited range of Modern and Early Modern Central and Eastern Europe.

Areas of expertise

  • ​Environmental history, historical climatology and human-nature relationships
  • Early Modern and Modern Central Europe
  • Rural society, agrarian and landscape history

Publications

Articles and chapters

‘Walking the Boundaries between Modernity and Tradition: Perambulation and “Beating the Bounds” in Nineteenth-Century Hungary’, in C. Bryantm, A. Burns and P. Readman (eds) 2016, Walking Histories, 1800 - 1914. London: Palgrave MacMillan, pp 35-36.

‘Etching the Law on the Land: The Role of Landscape and Custom in Defining the Space of the Hungarian Village in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’, Central Europe, Vol. 11:2, November, 2013, pp. 81-100

‘Bringing the Law Back In: Land, Law and the Hungarian Peasantry before 1848’, Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 91:3, June, 2013, pp. 511-34

‘’Revolutionary’ Forces in a ‘Traditional’ Society: The Place of The Peasantry in 1848’, in M. Rady and L. Peter, eds, Resistance, Rebellion and Revolution in Hungary and Central Europe, Commemorating 1956, University College London, School of Slavonic & Eastern European Studies London, 2008, pp. 99-106

‘Land, Crown and Nation: The Problem of Land Reform in Nineteenth-Century Hungary’, in E. Ihatsu and R. Manytysalo, eds, Heritage and Risk in Rural Europe: Hungary, Oulo, 2006, pp. 5-29

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