James is a Digital Curator at the British Library, an historian of eighteenth century Britain, and an all round excitable tech human.
He has held positions of Postdoctoral Fellow with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies of British Art, Associate Lecturer in School of History at the University of Kent, Canterbury, Assistant Project Manager of the ESRC funded 'City and Region, 1400-1914' project (http://www.cityandregion.org/),
He is an Advisory Board Member for History Lab Plus and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Comics Grid.
His current book length project, Making Fun: the Business of Satire in late-Georgian England, examines how the business of making and selling satirical prints shaped and constrained the satirical designs they contained.
His research interests include satirical printing, the manufacture of visual culture in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain, responses to the French Revolution, theatre riots and urban protest, spatial analysis, representations of authority, visual theory and digital history.
In what spare time is left he moonlights as a neurohumanities skeptic.
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