Welcome to Past Caring!

This will be my history blog while undertaking my PhD at St. Andrews. You’ll be able to read personal accounts of my progress, travels and work, read parts of my previously written research and get access to videos and short essays or posts on a variety of fascinating, hidden or marginalised stories from history such as my Disabled History in 80 objects series or my videos for BBC The Social. I hope the blog makes you, to quote the History Boys, experiance: β€œThe best moments in reading[…]when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”