- English writing on the Ottomans, 1450-1700
- Book and book trade history
- Broadside ballads
- Digital History
I am a cultural and intellectual historian whose work explores early modern British perceptions the wider world, as well as the transnational movement of ideas, people, and goods. I also have interests in digital and book history.
Current projects include the Art of Travel, 1500-1850, an online database of Travel Advice literature (Ars apodemica), and the Business of Books, a study of the business and social networks of sixteenth century London publishers.
Much of my previous research focussed on English writing on and perceptions of the Ottoman Empire and Islam in the early modern period. My book Writing the Ottomans: Turkish History in early England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) argues that historical writing was crucial to the ways in which Europeans engaged in intellectual and cultural terms with the Ottoman Empire, and explores the development of this discourse in an English context.