Joseph Saunders

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About Me

Hi there I'm Joe, I have a passion for all things historical which I have turned into a career! As well as a postgraduate degree in history I have worked as a tour guide, organised academic conferences and seminars, edited a peer-reviewed postgraduate journal and volunteered in a museum. I split my time between academic research on the society, culture and economy of early modern England and working as a freelance historical researcher specialising on British genealogy and house history. In July 2020 I became an Associate of AGRA, the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives. I'm also a part-time PhD researcher at the University of York where I also teach social and economic history. 

I love local history and as an Outreach committee member of the British Association for Local History I assist with decision-making regarding the direction of the Association’s work, have contributed to talks, blog posts, a scheme preparing historical lesson material with secondary school teachers and I help organise and co-host a series of monthly talks.

I grew up in Essex and have lived for much of my life in Scotland. I now live in the Pennines and in my spare time enjoy walking, cooking and watching sports. I am a volunteer with Viae Regiae, a project mapping and analysing the transport network of England and Wales c.1530-1680,

Please look at my pages here for further information, check out my Twitter account and drop me an email! 

I am available for all kinds of projects, academic and local, big and small, personal and public.

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